I have a facebook friend (friend-of-a-friend) who I don't know super-well, but have been majorly inspired and impressed by over the past couple of years. She is gorgeous, but also has a sweet and tough spirit that I respect so much! I love how much she and her husband love each other--so cute, and totally God-centered. She's young--a little younger than even I am--and had a really rough pregnancy, ending in a premature birth. While her son was in NICU, she was an amazing trouper. She handled the health concerns in pregnancy and the NICU stay with more grace and beautiful strength than some women 10 years older with fewer challenges! She now has the glow of a confident woman who knows that she and God can meet any challenge life throws her way. Like I've said before, I find strength to be strongly correlated to beauty... and this young woman is one of the strongest and most beautiful examples I know.
Meagan is not the only person I know to have gone through a similar experience, and I have so much respect and empathy for people who have to fight for their children... maybe it has something to do with all of the questions surrounding my own fertility? But both of the women I am thinking of have been super-supportive and encouraging to me whenever I go to a doctor or have a set-back. That they can be so generous with encouragement, when my problems probably seem so insignificant compared to theirs, speaks so highly of both of them.
I am so blessed to be able to interact with them!