By Marc Eichelberger, LBCH Communications
JONESVILLE – Perry and Michelle Gardner have been married for seven years. Through various personal and shared experiences, they both had a strong desire to pursue adoption for their family. Their plan was to have a biological child, then pursue adoption. Little did they know that God had a much different plan for their family.
After a year of trying unsuccessfully to conceive and a series of doctor’s visits, tests and second opinions, the couple learned that their infertility was certain and irreversible.
Perry serves as pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Jonesville. In March 2010, the couple shared their struggle of infertility with their church family. It was a time of healing for the couple that allowed their church family to walk beside them as they journeyed towards becoming parents.