A New Excitement

Posted: 2013 05 14 by Paul S in Fatherhood, Hardcore Christian Men, manhood, masculine, masculinity, Relationship


Have you ever had something that you have prayed and worked for come true? For the last 5 years, Laura (my wife) and I have fought one of the hardest battles a couple can fight, infertility. We’ve been to doctors. We’ve tried diets. We’ve had all the tests. Most of all, we have prayed and had friends and family praying. Yet we had had no breakthroughs. After five years, we had no progress to show. Last February, we were on the verge of quitting. We were war weary. We were tired of the fight, tired of counting days and taking temperatures. We were tired of sex being a chore instead of a bonding joy. To put it simply, we just took some time off. We stopped worrying about when things were happening or what we needed to be doing. We stopped trying to take everything into our own hands.

For those of you who have been in this same battle, know that I pray for you daily. Know that God is faithful and you will experience His plan for you, even if it’s not your plan for you. Don’t read this as me promising He will give you children according to your prayers, but if He wants you to have children, He will bring them to you. This could be biological. Or he could use adoption. Who knows? He does.

On April 1st, Laura and I found out that she is pregnant. We found out that she got pregnant about the time when we just took a break from the fight. God stepped up when we stepped aside. I have been overjoyed, but we had decided not to tell anyone. Because of this, I stepped back from writing because everything I wanted to write revealed this amazing news. I hope you all understand.

Until the Whole World Knows,



Oh, and here’s one of Connor’s first pictures! This is 12wks5days and is about a week ago. We learned that he is a boy on Saturday.


If you are battling with or have battled with infertility, please leave a comment or send me an email so I can be praying for you. paul@hardcore-christian.com


  1. Bob says:

    Congratulations! Truly a child of God. I’m very happy for you and your wife, Paul.

  2. Jason says:

    Congratulations! and thanks for your post. My wife and I have been “trying” to have a 2nd child for almost 5 years now and have tried most anything in our budget. As we face the struggle to understand why it seems so difficult, especially since our daughter was conceived within two months of trying, we keep going back to letting it be God’s will. Sometimes it feels like we are just saying the words because it doesn’t make the process any easier.

    Once again, congratulations to you and your wife! and continued prayers for the many who are going through the struggle of trying to be fruitful in this life.

  3. Kevin says:

    It is great when prayers are answered and you see them come to light. I am thankful and grateful for such moments.

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