Today, is the one year blogiversary of Straight Missteps. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around it that it’s already been a full year. I hesitantly published my very first blog post on November 2, 2017, but it took me even longer to tell the world of my new adventure. Over the past year, life has been a roller coaster, a series of ups, downs, twists, and turns. I’ve shared the highs and lows of our crazy life with y’all—from the tumultuous task of building our forever home to the very public outpouring of my heart on our infertility journey.
This past year has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I have learned to have more patience than I ever wanted, that there is a peace in the wait and in the unknown, I’ve found the joy in the completion of our home (or at least the first phase), I’ve known the unconditional love of a husband at my darkest times, I’ve felt the power of prayer of friends and even strangers, and more than anything I’ve grown an even deeper relationship with the One who matters above all.
This year has been tough. In our nine years of marriage, this has been our toughest and of all the years in our marriage this was the year that I decided to start a blog—to share our story. Crazy, huh? I’m still not sure what I was thinking. But, there’s something in sharing your story. You realize that even though in your head you know you’re not alone in your journey—that someone else out there is experiencing your journey, too—but once you start sharing you feel it in your heart not just your head. And, you start to learn that it’s okay to keep waiting. 2018 wasn’t our year and who knows if 2019 will be, but this blog journey has taught me that there are others out there praying with us and others out there who need our prayers, too.
So, today on this one year blogiversary I challenge you to find someone who needs a little extra love, just a bit more kindness, and who needs your prayers more than you realize! Spread love, spread kindness, and spread prayers because we could all use a little more of those things! Thank you for reading my little corner of the web and showing me all of those things over the past year!
P.S. If you’re a fellow infertility sister, I’d love to hear your story and add you to my prayer list. Infertility is lonely in a world full of babies so, it’s nice knowing you’re not alone.
P.P.S. If you’re in the midst of a trial, I’d love to hear from you and add you to my prayer list, too. Your blessing will come.