I will be healed from MS!!!

❤️🙏🏾❤️So you thought you were gone shut me up! I think not! I have work to do for the kingdom of God! Can’t no circumstance make me curse His name! 4 years ago I had an encounter with MS and to be honest I didn’t think I had to deal with MS any longer after all my symptoms went away. I woke up having double vision Thursday and thought it was side effects from preeclampsia since having my baby girl. Well, Monday I ended up going to the ER where several test were completed. They initially thought I had a stroke because of how high my blood pressure was…BUT GOD! They couldn’t understand how I walked in there the way I did with all the symptoms I was having! After performing 4 different MRI’s I was diagnosed with MS. (Multiple Sclerosis) A relapse had occurred! After going through several treatments, they finally discharged me. I’m so grateful to be back home with my family! I missed them so much! I’m not telling you my story for sympathy…I’m telling you my story to encourage you because you’re looking at a walking miracle! I know without a shadow of a doubt that God is going to completely heal me from MS. Watch God Work!!! Don’t believe me…Just watch!!! I thank God for my AMAZING support team!!! #TRCROCKS #GREENDYNASTY #GODSGIRL #SHANTAESPEAKS #GODSFAVORITE ❤️🙏🏾❤️

Rainbow Babies!!!

🌈 ❤️ 🌈 August 22nd was National Rainbow Baby Day!!! Today I celebrate my beautiful rainbow babies! The loss of my other babies brought me so much pain. I almost believed the doctor when he told me I would never have children and to just go ahead and adopt. We suffered for years and the fertility treatments did not work! Well today, I’m so proud to be the mother of 4 amazing miracles. My awesome son Zackery and three beautiful daughters, Jana, Kylie, and Zaria in which doctors didn’t expect none of my girls to make it but they’re here! My faith was completely in God! I knew only He could do the impossible in my life and He did! Thank you Lord for trusting me with such sweet angels! I will make you proud! #preemiebabiesrock #Godspromises #greendynasty #faithit #mytestimony 👼🏽👼🏽👼🏽👼🏽👼🏽👼🏽🌈❤️🌈

🌈❤️🌈Rainbow Babies Rock!!!🌈❤️🌈

Reflecting on God’s Love!

I often wonder why God chose me to be the mother of two preemie baby girls. My first daughter weighed 3 lbs when she was born and her sister weighed 3 lbs 9 oz. I read many articles that stated preemies could not leave the NICU until they reached 5 lbs. Well, my girls decided not to follow what was stated. They had their own agenda. Baby girl number one came home at 3 lbs 15 oz and baby girl number two came home at 3 lbs 13 oz.

My life changed forever when they entered my life. They are full of love, joy, and passion! They fought for their lives and they’re still feisty right now! They’re my little song birds. They sing from sun up to sun down. They love to learn, laugh, and play!

My girls have the best big brother ever. He’s so patient, kind, and attentive to them. He teaches them what he knows and he also correct them. He reads, sings, and cultivate them all the time. I know he loves his little sisters and they love him too.

It’s such a blessing to have three beautiful miracle babies after so many losses! I’m forever grateful for the blessings you have given me Lord. I watch them most times and tear up! I give them back to you again! I’m honored I was chosen to be their mom! Thank you God for all you’ve given me! I will make you proud!

Be encouraged!

💛Be kind to people! Most times you’ll never know what they experience from day to day or what bad news they just received, right before meeting you! Don’t judge them…just be kind!

I’ve been in the hospital over a week now being monitored. When my doctor told me, I had to go straight to the hospital after my doctor’s appointment, I became overwhelmed and started to think too much! When I arrived at the hospital my nerves were all over the place. I began to ask the Lord, why? Then I stopped. I stopped and thought who in this hospital needs me and my ministry…and since I’ve been here, there has been many, and I thank God for letting me be a light to them even as I’m going through my stay here.

I’m grateful and I’m at peace! Me and baby girl are fine, they just have to monitor us a little closely right now! My husband Paul is still able to go to work, Zackery and Jana are in great hands because my mom Virginia literally dropped everything she was doing and was able to come here to be with them and I’m extremely grateful for that! Only God could have orchestrated this so smoothly! He knows what we need even when we don’t!

Be encouraged today and know that someone else’s situation is worse than yours! Be grateful and thank God through every situation you encounter!

Promise Keeper

💕God is such a promise keeper! Years ago, doctors told me and Paul Green that we couldn’t have children, and that we should go ahead and adopt. I never had an issue with adoption, I just believed that God could/would give me my own children someday. I had taken care of so many other children like they were my own. Some called me mom, some Auntie, or both and I answered. I just believed God, that someday, He would let me hear those very words from my own children.
…and He did! July 27, 2012, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Zackery! May 20, 2016, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Jana!
Now, we’re in 2018 and soon and very soon, I’ll be giving birth to another beautiful baby girl! 🌸 💕 God is amazing! Never stop trusting and believing Him! The doctors report isn’t always right! Keep pushing! Your time is coming! God has not forgotten about you! It may feel like it at times, depression may try and creep up on you, doubt may come and go, frustration may be there a little longer than you want, but just know He’s still there!
To my beautiful women that lost their babies recently, know that I am praying for you constantly. I know your pain and I am here for you always! 😘 💕

 

My Miracle Came Home!

On June 11, 2016, God blessed me to bring home my second child from the hospital! 

My daughter was actually due July 15th, but decided to make her arrival on May 20th! She was two months early and my nerves were all over place. Jana was in the NICU for weeks. The worst part about it was when I had to leave her there. Everyone would tell me to get some rest, she’s in good hands, but what mother can really rest while their baby is in the NICU with complete strangers. When I was finally released from the hospital, I cried all the way home and I cried myself to sleep. A huge part of my heart was missing and I didn’t know what to do. Needless to say, I was at the hospital everyday. Some days I would stay ALL day and on days I couldn’t, I  would be up there twice a day. 

On this particular Saturday, I went to the hospital to spend kangaroo time with my princess, not knowing that I was going to be able to bring her home. The night before one of my favorite nurses informed that if Jana could gain one more once, that she could possibly come home the next day! Well I called the NICU as usual at 3am, after they did the next shift weigh in and the nurse let me know that she didn’t gain the ounce that we were hoping for…I was crushed and of course I cried myself to sleep once again. 
As I was sitting in the NICU spending quality time with my princess, I needed to step out of the private family room and get some more supplies. As I was approaching the sink, Jana’s nurse for that shift came to me running with her hands raised, letting me know that the doctor signed off for my baby girl to come home! Tears filled my eyes as I ran into the room to let my mom know. My husband and son were at home, so this was my chance to do an awesome surprise!!! I signed all of the paperwork needed and got Princess dressed. My mom took everything to the van and pull around front to wait for us. 
Finally, she was out of the hospital and in the van on the way home! As we were pulling up to the house, I called my husband and told him that I needed help with some grocery bags, and to hurry up! If you all could have seen the look on his face when what he had to carry in the house was his precious daughter, it was priceless! He and my son were so excited!!! The rest is history!!!
 Today, my daughter is doing great and is walking! She’s such a joy! God truly answers prayers! Believe God people, believe God!

My Miracle!!!

On this day, June 11, 2016, God blessed me to bring home my second child from the hospital! My daughter was actually due July 15th, but decided to make her arrival on May 20th! She was two months early and my nerves were all over place. Jana was in the NICU for weeks. The worst part about it was when I had to leave her there. 

Everyone would tell me to get some rest, she’s in good hands, but what mother can really rest while their baby is in the NICU with complete strangers. When I was finally released from the hospital, I cried all the way home and I cried myself to sleep. A huge part of my heart was missing and I didn’t know what to do. Needless to say, I was at the hospital everyday. Some days I would stay ALL day and on days I couldn’t, I  would be up there twice a day. 

On this particular Saturday, I went to the hospital to spend kangaroo time with my princess, not knowing that I was going to be able to bring her home. The night before one of my favorite nurses informed that if Jana could gain one more ounce, that she could possibly come home the next day! Well I called the NICU as usual at 3am, after they did the next shift weigh-in and the nurse let me know that she didn’t gain the ounce that we were hoping for…I was crushed and of course I cried myself to sleep once again. 

As I was sitting in the NICU spending quality time with my princess, I needed to step out of the private family room and get some more supplies. As I was approaching the sink, Jana’s nurse for that shift came to me running with her hands raised, letting me know that the doctor signed off for my baby girl to come home! Tears filled my eyes as I ran into the room to let my mom know. My husband and son were at home, so this was my chance to do an awesome surprise!!! I signed all of the paperwork needed and got Princess dressed. My mom took everything to the van and pull around front to wait for us. 

Finally, she was out of the hospital and in the van on the way home! As we were pulling up to the house, I called my husband and told him that I needed help with some grocery bags, and to hurry up! If you all could have seen the look on his face when what he had to carry in the house was his precious daughter, it was priceless! He and my son were so excited!!! The rest is history!!! 

Today, my daughter is doing great and is walking! She’s such a joy! God truly answers prayers! Believe God people, believe God!

Everyone is barren in some kind of way!

Barrenness is not just women not being able to have children. Barrenness is a void you may have because your dreams hasn’t came to past yet. This can go from education, sports, music career, culinary career, ministry, vacationing, family, I mean the list can go on for days! Put what you’re barren in on the list.
Barrenness is lacking stimulation or ideas. Being barren is feeling pointless, useless, unworthy, empty, purposeless, unrewarding, valueless, hollow, aimless, and sterile. There’s so many different feelings that comes with barrenness. 
I challenge you to seek God today and ask Him to help you with those voids. Ask for a new perspective on why things have been the way they have. Ask Him for a new mindset. Ask for forgiveness and forgive yourself for what you feel like you haven’t accomplished yet! Ask God to show you the blue prints of your life. Ask God to surround you around the right people and remove whoever isn’t suppose to be there. Ask God for direction and tell Him that you will go with His timing and not your own timing. Be patience, fast, pray, and I promise you God will not leave you feeling helpless! 
Be blessed!

Men go through barrenness too!

Many times when women go through barrenness people seem to forget about the men. The first thing people think about when they hear that someone is barren, is that they cannot have children, but that’s not all of what barrenness is.
Men go through barrenness too! So, right now I’m going to let my husband, Paul Green take over my blog for the moment and give you a man’s perspective on barrenness. I know you will enjoy! Be blessed!
First of all, thank you to everyone who has purchased, read, and shared my wife’s book A Childless Mother No More. We pray you were blessed by our testimony and inspired to keep believing what God says about you even when the world says otherwise.

Now let’s look at this from a man’s perspective. Men are wired different from women. We were created to be providers, breadwinners, to “bring home the bacon” so to speak. So when there’s any area of your life where you’re being told you can’t give something to your spouse or children, it messes with our pride a little bit. Believe it or not, men go through barrenness too! Barrenness is an inability to produce……….it doesn’t just apply to childbirth. So when you have dreams and visions that you want to birth and time keeps passing without them happening, you start to wonder. You start to doubt yourself. You start to question God. Your confidence begins to dwindle. In the midst of that, the devil is in your ear BIG TIME! “You’ll never be able to give her what she really wants!” “You ain’t no provider. You ain’t even a real man!” “You’re just taking up space!” This is all designed to kill every seed God has planted in you……….spiritual and physical. When I was growing up in Youngstown, OH, I struggled with rejection a lot. At the age of 8 I was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome so my childhood wasn’t exactly normal. I was a misfit. I also had no one I could talk to about it. So I internalized my feelings. Major key fellas…….NEVER DO THAT! It will affect your future decisions. There will be a book about all that so I’ll cut it right there.

I said all that to say this. During the process of my wife and I wanting a child, I experienced everything I just stated and then some. What may have been worse was watching the anguish and the heartbreak in Shantae’s eyes every time she got a call from a friend or family member saying they were pregnant (keep in mind she was never jealous of anyone). Every time she took a pregnancy test and it was negative. Every time someone thought they had a theory about why we didn’t have kids yet. It felt like rejection all over again………especially when doctors told us to adopt because we probably wouldn’t have children.

The only thing I could hang my hat on was that God promised us we would have MULTIPLE children. That was the only glimmer of hope we had. In the natural, everything about our situation said no. But a yes from God cancels that out!

Trials like these come about when God wants to test your faith and your obedience. We still wouldn’t have any children if we didn’t pass certain tests to show we could be trusted. The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) but he has to get permission from God before he can even touch us. So if He allowed it, there’s probably a purpose behind it. Which is why this book is out and why I’m writing this blog right now. As men we get impatient when things don’t happen when we want them to. If that’s you, ask yourself these two questions:

1.) Is it time yet? (a.k.a. did you learn what you were supposed to learn from what you saw and experienced so you can handle your blessings?)

2.) Did you obey? (a.k.a. when God told you to prepare/thank Him as if it happened already/not react the wrong way when someone gets what you’ve been wanting……did you do it? Or did you sit back and chill/question and get mad at Him for not doing it when you want/get jealous and hate on the ones who got blessed with what you want?)

In order for God to give you the desires of yours heart, the answer to both those questions MUST BE YES! I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes say in a message once “seed time is work and harvest time is work”. Just because you’re blessed with something doesn’t mean it works on autopilot…….you have to work! When God gave us Zackery I had to put in the necessary work to be a good father and a good husband at the same time. I couldn’t just sit on the couch and be like, “I’ve finally made it!” When farmers grow a harvest, if they sit back and chill their FOOD (SEED) WILL DIE! That’s why God won’t give things to us that He knows we don’t have the discipline and work ethic to maintain.

So fellas, it’s not over for you. Fine tune your ear. Listen to God’s voice and do everything He’s telling you to do and I promise you things will start to birth out of you that you didn’t even know you carried! I’m excited for y’all! God bless!

PG

It will happen! Keep believing!

I talk to many women around the world that’s struggling with barrenness. I listen to them no matter how long the conversation is. I cry with them because I know their hurt and pain I’ve been where they’re at. I encourage them because sometimes that’s all they want in that moment. I sit on the phone with them in silence because sometimes they just want the comfort of knowing I’m there. I pray for them, I fast for them and I love on them.

Many people will never understand what these women are going through on a daily basis. Being barren takes a toll on you mentally, physically, and spiritually. A lot of these women hide their true feelings about wanting a child because not being able to have a child in the first place is just embarrassing. 

I emphasize will these women that God has brought into life. I thank God that He chose me for such an assignment like this. I will continue to be open and transparent to who ever He sends my way.

Right now I rejoice because a few of the women that God has sent to me for some type of guidance is expecting their baby now! God is amazing and He can do the impossible. It may seem to some of you like you will never get pregnant, but I beg to differ. 

Start trusting God completely again. Re-evaluate your life. Talk to your spouse about how you’re really feeling. It’s hard on the men too, but most times they are completely silent about it. Be honest with God and with yourself. Write it out if you need too. This will help your life! Pray, fast, and love yourself again! It’s not your fault! God’s timing is the best timing.

Be encouraged and know that God hears ALL of your prayers and He has bottled everyone of your tears!

I love you all!

If you need me I’m just an inbox, e-mail, or phone call away!

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