What I'm Literally Working On

20 Responses

  1. Gedy Rivera Gedy Rivera

    In 2003 I became very ill with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, however, I was not diagnosed until 2008, just one year after my husband and I began trying to start a family.

    After many tears, disappointment, hopelessness and even depression, we decided to let it go. Our prayers changed from "God, we want a child" to "God, we know you're going to bless us with a child but it's all in your time".

    In June of 2013 we visited my OBGYN to discuss our family planning options and she asked me to lose 50 pounds before we could begin fertility treatments. I was so determined to reach my goal so I started working hard at it. In less than 3 months I lost 25 pounds and even walked/ran my first 5k ever!

    In early October, I began noticing that I was not feeling normal. I had multiple pregnancy symptoms and although I didn't want to experience the disappointment of another negative test, it was difficult to ignore the signs so I took, not one but 4 tests. All were positive!

    I'm now 21 weeks and so happy to be expecting a little baby boy. We can't wait to meet him and tell him what a blessing he is to us.

    We have decided to name him Peter Louis Rivera. Peter Louis (Pedro Luis) was my father's name. He passed away when I was 18. Since my father never had a son, we felt compelled to honor his legacy by naming our baby after him.

    I hope this story is encouraging to anyone that is going through a similar situation. Feel free to message me directly if you'd like to talk in private.

    Thanks for reading!

    likes

    3 months ago

  2. Cesar Figueroa Cesar Figueroa

    What a blessing, Gedy! Congratulations to you two and wish you all the best!

    likes

    3 months ago

  3. Josh Austin Josh Austin

    Congratulations! I can relate. My wife and I went through a similar situation. All the best to you and your family!

    likes

    3 months ago

  4. Cameron Moll Cameron Moll

    This is very inspiring. And lovely shot!

    likes

    3 months ago

  5. matt rossi matt rossi

    Absolutely awesome news @Gedy Rivera ! So happy for you and your husband. Wishing you all the best.

    likes

    3 months ago

  6. Michael Pons Michael Pons

    Congrats Gedy. God bless!

    likes

    3 months ago

  7. Sean Farrell Sean Farrell

    Congrats Gedy! Prayer is so powerful and God is so faithful!

    likes

    3 months ago

  8. Casper Klenz-Kitenge Casper Klenz-Kitenge

    Congrats!

    likes

    3 months ago

  9. Matthew Smith Matthew Smith

    This is epically wonderful news!!

    likes

    3 months ago

  10. Brian Hoff Brian Hoff

    Congrats! You are in for a real treat! The most rewarding experience I've encountered in my life. :)

    Stock up on the cars and legos now :)

    likes

    3 months ago

  11. Kevin Fischer Kevin Fischer

    Congrats and an awesome testimony!

    likes

    3 months ago

  12. Dustin Wilson Dustin Wilson

    Congratulations, @Gedy Rivera. Life is a precious thing.

    likes

    3 months ago

  13. Daniel Golden Daniel Golden

    Praise God! Reminds me of Hannah and Samuel from the bible. Congratulations, Gedy!

    likes

    3 months ago

  14. Flippo+Interactive Flippo+Interactive

    Congrats @Gedy Rivera.

    likes

    3 months ago

  15. Emily Campbell Emily Campbell

    Congratulations @Gedy Rivera! He works in wonderful ways. I know the feeling of desperately wanting to meet your son, and the feeling of holding him the first time is truly miraculous. Love and prayers from one mama to another!

    likes

    3 months ago

  16. Jesse Orndorff Jesse Orndorff

    Congrats! God is good.

    likes

    3 months ago

  17. Gert Jan Lodder / pixellod Gert Jan Lodder / pixellod

    Congrats Gedy. God bless!

    likes

    3 months ago

  18. Joshua Wright Joshua Wright

    Congratulations!

    likes

    3 months ago

  19. Mark Priestap Mark Priestap

    Congrats!!

    likes

    3 months ago

  20. Gedy Rivera Gedy Rivera

    Thank you! :)

    3 months ago

keyboard shortcuts: previous shot next shot L or F like