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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

In "OTHER" Words

In "Other" Words
Tuesday, August 29th
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“I thought about the whole notion of "reproduction," and what it really means to replicate yourself.Is it merely about the passing on of eyes and chins and hair color? Or is it, rather, the replicationof the heart? Do we leave a bigger mark bypassing on our genes, or our thoughts?”
~ Shannon Woodward ~ author of: Inconceivable: Finding Peace in the Midst of Infertility

I didn’t really have anything to say today and was actually just going to take a short break but I came upon the ‘In “Other” Words’ challenge for today and it brought to mind so much of who I am at this moment that I decided to give it a ‘go’.

For what seems a lifetime, as I feel the window of opportunity closing, I have battled the demons that emerge with infertility. I’ve shared most of those here...

There are some; however, that I have not shared, because frankly even if you could or CAN relate, it feels like it would somehow belittle my own journey. While I recognize that lie as the enemy, I somehow can’t find a way to silence him in this area. It’s just too ‘raw’ and ever-present for me.

With that said, reproduction is defined (in addition to the biological term) as “a copy of something…”

When I ponder my own lack of physical reproduction, I am reminded that while my gene pool may be different from my Heavenly Father’s, I DO have the very heart of Him; the part that matters most. That is the part I am called to pass on.

My reassurance, when I’m walking in physical infertility, is that reproduction is greater than a gene pool. Reproduction is a copy of my heart to another. In my case, this process of ‘passing on my heart’ occurs through the Spiritual children God has assigned to me.

I believe that while many of us ‘suffer’ from physical infertility, we are all offered spiritual fertility! We are all called to pass on to another the seed of wisdom and of discernment and of all those spiritual fruit we inherit, the most important of which is the seed of love
I may never experience the physical passing of my combined gene pool with that of my loving husband, but we will strive daily to pass on the heart of our Savior!
Have a PRODUCTIVE Tuesday!

16 comments:

Spookie the Warrior said...

Wow - this truly shows your heart Kim, it is God's very heart as you said. I know that He will bless you richly for you faithfulness and love.
Love you!!

Heather Smith said...

Great post, Kim! I too want to pass on God's heart. I'm in a different waiting room in my life. The waiting room of being single, but while I am here instead of dwelling on the fact that I don't have a husband, I want to use this time to spread God's love to as many as I can! Thanks for this reminder! You can check out my thoughts on this quote on my blog!

Morning Glory said...

Kim, that was just beautiful and so honest. Thank you once again for passing what's in your heart on to us.

Grafted Branch said...

Spiritual fertility! What an inspired phrase. I'll remember that I heard it here first. God bless you today, Kim.

Aunt Murry said...

What a neat way to look at it.

Andrea said...

I was blessed by your post today. Thanks for sharing it. What a beautiful thought.... "passing on my heart to spiritual children".

And there's no end to the blessing that will bring!!

Amydeanne said...

spiritual fertility! I like that!

HeyJules said...

That is just an amazing way to look at it, Kim. You've made lemonaide out of lemons.

I, too, have never "reproduced" but feel I've left my 'mark' by being a disciple of Christ. Our words...our actions...our thoughts matter even if we never bear a child of our own. We still influence OTHER people's children every day of our lives and, by doing so, our lives have meaning.

David said...

spookie is just wonderful, since she said you had a great blog I had to come look for myself. God's blessings on you today!

Stacey said...

Wow, you said that so well! I think you're on the right path with this thought. It's not about what we can see on the outside, it's all about the inside! Thanks for sharing your heart with us!!

Vicki said...

What a great thought...spiritual fertility. Great post!

Shalee said...

Thanks for sharing your wisdom yet again, Kim. And I hope your journey is always this fruitful and insightful! It certainly does wonders for me.

Overwhelmed! said...

Kim- I love your words when you say, "Reproduction is a copy of one heart to another...this process occurs through the Spiritual children God has assigned to me."

Have I told you what a GREAT mom I know you're going to one day be? You remain in my prayers!

Oh, by the way, thanks for your encouraging comment on my My first attempts at home movie production post.

Cool Mama said...

Wow! What an thought provoking post. It seems to be a similar 'echo' to what God is talking to me about - in what are we leaving behind?! I think you express the heart of the matter, when you say we are all 'offered spiritual fertility' and are 'called to pass on to one another......all those spiritual fruit we inherit'. Again..'wow'!Do you think maybe God is trying to get our attention??!

Sissy B. said...

I like that!!! Spiritual fertility! I love the look of your blog...first time visitor. Really liked your "Have a PRODUCTIVE Tuesday!!" :)

Dawn said...

Once again you have captured a thought and put it into such beautiful words. Thank you.