But what we discovered in our situation is that there is a relationship between brokenness and blessing. A few years after this Gretchen found out she had cancer. What we learned about that cancer was that it was estrogen and progesterone fed. If you are pregnant you get a lot of that in your body. Which means that if she had become pregnant with a third child if would have fed the cancer in her body and made it much worse. It was a blessing not to have a third child.
Sometimes we see blessing right away. Sometimes we don't see blessings for years. Sometimes we may not see the blessing we think we need at all. Blessing is not necessarily that I get what I want from God. Sometimes blessing is having a greater understanding through the brokenness of who God is. That is the greater blessing. And in our situation, if we had not experienced the brokeness, we would not have seen the blessing of understanding in a greater way who our God is. There is a relationship between brokenness and blessing.