Prayer For Conception or Acceptance

by Teresa (Upstate, New York)

Hello everyone. I am 32 and married. My husband and I have been trying to conceive a child for several years now with no avail. I knew at an early age that I wanted to have children. I’ve seen my closest friends and relatives get pregnant and give birth to beautiful, healthy babies and my heart breaks with envy. I don’t want to feel this way.

Having a child is the number one desire of my heart but as more time passes, I’m beginning to think that maybe it isn’t in God’s Will for me to be a mother. So, I don’t know if I should continue to pray for a child or if I should be praying for the ability to accept that I will never birth my own biological child.