Our Duo is Becoming a Trio

Many of you know our story.

We have been married for 9 years but have no children, which has not been by choice. When we got married at 19 we never would have imagined infertility being apart of our journey; that doctors would tell us that we had less than a 1% chance of ever being able to conceive. But miraculously – we did. Then we miscarried at 7 weeks, and another four years went by.

In this past season we have known grief and anger. We have pounded our fists on the doors of heaven and wrestled with God and our understanding of Him in the midst of infertility. Yet in all of this we have always had the blessing of His presence; He has been both our joy and peace.

He has been our feast in the valley, and has done a deep work in us. God has become our firm foundation; our cornerstone. Like a tree in a barren land our roots have dug deep and spread vast to find water. The pain has not broken us, fear has not overcome us. Jesus has been sufficient, sustaining, and has met us in our grief.

And now He has added to our joy in Him and given us the gift of a little life which He is knitting together.
As we write this post we are overjoyed to share that we are  12 weeks pregnant – God is so good.

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This feels like a new season for us; of learning to receive that which we felt we would never have, continuing to trust, and knowing God in this place of joy after becoming so familiar with Him in a place of struggle.

We are rejoicing in the God who hears, the God who heals, The God who makes what was deal alive again. He is putting a new song of joy and praise on our lips.

Thank you to all who have prayed and walked alongside us on this journey. Your prayers, support, love, and friendship have meant more then we can ever put into words.

We excitedly await the beginning of August and the arrival of our little one!!

Love,
Jalene Elsa & Adam Foster

[We] waited patiently for the LORD to help [us], and He turned to [us] and heard our cry. He lifted [us] out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and mire.
He set [our] feet on solid ground and steadied [us] as [we] walked along.
He has given [us] a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to [our] God.
Many will see what He has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the LORD.
Psalm 40:1-3 NLT 

{These verses have given us hope through our journey. Through this season, God has continually heard our cries and lifted us out of the pit of despair; not necessarily by answering our prayer – but by giving us Himself. It is this knowing of Christ that places our feet on solid ground, and knowing Him that gives our lips a new song.
We are so thankful for the certainty that we have in knowing Jesus.}

6 Comments

  1. I just heard one of your songs on the radio last week and was praying/wondering how you guys were doing!!! I remember our ream praying over you at the Heartland Alliance Women’s Retreat last year and I am so happy for you! God is so good! ❤️

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  2. I’m so excited for you guys!!!! Praise the Lord – such a miracle story. Love this you guys. Blessings as you continue on this journey! (and hopefully he/she is born August 21st – it’s a good day 😉 )

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  3. So incredibly happy for you both (all 3 of you!). It was great to see you these past days and finally connect this morning. We love you and will continue to lift you up in prayer.

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