For seven years, I’ve prayed, waited, and trusted. Seven years of Mother’s Days that were spent with tear filled eyes. But, God had a plan—He always has a plan—I was just impatient. Did you know that the number 7 appears over 700 times in the Bible—from Creation to Revelation. The number 7 is a symbol [...]
Who am I?
I am not infertility. For the past six and a half years, infertility has been a part of my daily life. Never before has something consumed so much of my life that I’m not able to “fix” to “control.” I’m a problem solver. Identify the problem-find the solution-move on. But, that’s not how infertility works. [...]
Are you looking up or just forward?
It’s Okay, God Can Handle It
My Word for 2019
Last year, instead of making a New Year’s resolution I decided to choose a word-Hope. I lived a year in hope. Hoping everything would go right with building our home-it didn’t, but does it ever? Seriously, measure 4 times then, cut. We needed more than the measure twice rule, haha. Hope that the fertility treatments [...]
Darling, Guard your heart
Today, while attending my national conference, I stepped out to the bathroom, during the break, leaving my backpack at my seat. I’ve done this hundreds of times. If you’re anything like me you don’t want to run the risk of losing your coveted seat during the transition between sessions. I never thought twice about this [...]
Darling, You Were Meant to Bloom
Yesterday brought much-needed rain. Not as much as we need, but we’ll take what we can get. As I was walking through the field today, I noticed the rain also brought blooms. Out of the weeds, wildflowers have started to pop up. They bloom despite the weeds around them, despite the dry dirt beneath them, [...]
A Letter To The Girl With Empty Arms
Dear Sweet Friend: Mother’s Day is Sunday. A day where we celebrate all the wonderful Mommas in our lives. Our own Mommas, those special “bonus” Mommas, and if you’re one of the lucky ones you’ll be celebrated, too. But, then there are those Mommas who are Mommas only in their heart. This day will be [...]