There was a fireworks show on July 1st in our town. I have no clue why there was one on Saturday, but it was totally unexpected, and such a nice surprise and treat. While I was sitting on the back porch watching them, I started to reflect on a time in our marriage that lacked surprises. There was a lack of "fireworks" during the course of the fertility treatments. I had become so laser-focused on conceivingRead More
I don't wear it that often, mostly when I'm missing my mom the most. It's actually a little big on me, but I want to leave it just like it is. Plus, it's really not mine to change. I just get to hold onto it until the time is right to pass it on.Read More
When we were growing our family from my husband and I, it was a five-year journey before our first little one arrived. We did not share that we were struggling to build our family. We did not speak up. But this time around, it's different. As we are walking through the fertility journey again, we are speaking up, and I challenge you to "Listen Up!"Read More
In our home, we don't set New Year's resolutions, but we do set goals. We got our fancy 2017 Passion Planners over a month ago, and have already started transferring important dates into them. I have a tendency to over schedule and over plan, which is a behavior that my accountability partner is helping me walk through (thank you, Karna!). The over planning and extreme goal setting was pretty extreme, especially when we were trying to have our first child. We had been married for four years at the time, and we were all about S.M.A.R.T. goals, and put a timeline with every goal we set. So along with our other goals for that year,Read More
While we were trying to get pregnant, I couldn't believe infertility was happening to us. When we got pregnant with our daughter Julia, I couldn't believe it was happening. And now, I can't believe God is using me to share hope through a devotional for women going through infertility. My sorrowful "I can't believe this is happening," has changed into a joyful "I can't believe this is happening."Read More
I have a package. I've had it since Wednesday, but I think it arrived on Tuesday. And I still haven't opened it. I know. The suspense is really pulling one me, but I am going to wait. I want to share what's inside with friends and family....even if it's virtually.
PS. I'll only be live for about 5 minutes. Bedhead, PJ's, and coffee are welcome!