Help On Our Journey To Parenthood.

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Hello friends and family! 

Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

It all started in late September, 2013. Jeremy and I both were looking to find our Forever Love. By His Grace and Love, God had Jeremy and me on the same Christian dating site online.   It didn't take more than a few emails, text messages, and phone calls before we were committed to each other. Jeremy has told me he knew he wanted to marry me in the first few months of dating. I knew he was a very special guy on our first date.

Next thing we knew, Jeremy was asking my dad for his blessing to ask me to marry him.

Fast forward to June 2015: Jeremy and I said yes to our forever love in front of our loved ones and God in a lovely wedding in Illinois.

Jeremy is the answer to all those prayers I had started saying since I was fifteen. He is the blessing, the gift for which I had prayed for so long.  We both had desired marriage and having a family since we could remember. Jeremy had said he was longing to have a Godly family.  He told me that this was one of the reasons why he wanted to marry me.  He longed to be able to have children, to teach them, love them, and be a family. 

For me, since I was a little girl I always envisioned having three children and having a house full of the music that only children could make.  I so longed for the day I would be able to be pregnant and feel a baby move within me.  I so look forward to the day that I will be able to snuggle with a baby and care for him. I look forward to teaching him and sharing the love of Jesus with him. I can't wait to share this wonderful world with him. I can't even tell you how many dreams I have had of Jeremy and me holding hands while pushing a baby stroller.

 Sometimes, things don't come easy, including our getting pregnant. For some people pregnancy just seemingly happens with no effort. But that hasn't been the case for Jeremy and me.  Jeremy and I first tried to start a family just a few months into our marriage. We knew we were older, and we wanted to not wait long. But, with all our trying, nothing happened. Even month after month, still nothing happened. We prayed and asked the Lord for His Mercies, His Wisdom and His Grace. We even met with our pastor.  I had hands laid on me in prayer, and even once I was anointed with oil. But through it all, we remembered that many times you have to wait for the best gifts.  I did a lot of research on what I could do to be the healthiest I could be, how to measure my cycle, how to track my ovulation, and so on.

 We continue to try month after month. Each month there are so many prayers, so much disappointment, and so many tears. When those fears and doubts come, we remember what the Lord has promised. It is the promise that He hears our hearts' cries.  He knows tomorrow and what the days ahead will hold.  He is the Comforter. We remember that we have nothing to fear and that our God is the God of Hope and Life. 

After trying for over a year and a half, we decided we needed to be seen by a fertility doctor. We found a great one here in South Carolina. We did many many tests. The tests revealed that Jeremy was doing great, praise the Lord. But, for me, my hormone levels and egg quality aren't the best, due to my age. We found out that we would need help to become pregnant.  It was very disheartening to hear these results. I felt like I had failed Jeremy.  The idea of having us to go into debt to become pregnant made me so, so sad. It is hard to know your body doesn't do what it is supposed to do.  But even through it all, we remember that God is faithful and true, and He has great plans for us. He knows the desires of our hearts to become parents.

This is very difficult to ask but...with very humble and grateful hearts, we ask if you would find it in your hearts to give financial gifts to help us have a family.  Infertility treatments are not covered by our insurance company, and the cost is high. We would love your prayers also. Please pray that God's Will would be done in our lives and in the lives of our future children. Please pray that we would have wisdom in decision making and that my body would respond to medications properly. Please pray that we would be able to have a family. 

To God be the glory!

Much love,

Karin for Jeremy and Karin Schulz
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Jeremy and I want to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for your kindness and love. Thank you for your beautiful words, greeting, well wishes, prayers and encouragement. Thank you for your generosity. We are so thankful.
Love Always.
Karin for Jeremy and Karin Schulz.
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Help On Our Journey To Parenthood. Has reached 58% of its goal. Thanks to Jessica, Rachel, Matt Liz and so many more. Thank you so very much!!
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