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  1. September 16, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Chanah’s Story of Prayer and Hope
    As we near the Jewish high holidays, I am reminded of the biblical story of Chanah who prayed for a child:
    Chanah, the childless wife of Elkanah, came to Shiloh, where the Sanctuary stood before King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, to pray for a child:
    She prayed to G-d, weeping profusely. And she vowed a vow, and said: “O L-rd of Hosts… If You will give Your maidservant a child, I shall dedicate him to G-d all the days of his life…”[1]…. I have poured out my soul before the face of G-d…” [2]
    The “Prayer of Chanah,” as this reading is called, is one of the fundamental biblical sources for the concept of prayer
    We all need to find our own Chanah, whether it is the belief in the Big Guy upstairs, or a special doctor, clinic or friend!
    The same way Chanah searched for her answer and prayed for a child, today we have the internet, Google, Facebook, Twitter…we all need to find our bit of hope. For me it was specialists at Manor in Israel who never allowed us to give up hope!
    A tip of the hat to Manor IVF in Israel that helped give me the joy of being able to hold my son at High Holiday services this year!
    Happy holiday and Shanah Tova. Happy New Year.

    • September 23, 2015 at 4:23 PM

      This is beautiful – thank you!

      • September 24, 2015 at 8:12 AM

        This is the second Jewish high holy day season that I can rejoice! My little guy is now 14 months old and with each and every day reminds me that the journey was well worth the wait.

        The more than a decade of trials and tribulations while at times difficult, sometimes tested our beliefs, stretched our finances to new unknown depths. We never lost sight of our goal and belief that with the help of modern medicine, and support of various types from family and friends and loads of faith in the Big Guy Upstairs we too might be blessed.

        As a hold my son in my arms whether at synagogue, or push him in his baby stroller as we walk through the mall and he gives “hi 5’s to all the Aunties” who know him and flashes his winning smile at them, I once again offer a prayer of thanks to the Big Guy upstairs and the fertility specialists who didn’t allow us to give up hope.

        Yes infertility is sometimes a lonely journey, but you don’t have to travel it alone! I urge you to find your own Manor IVF!

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