Time is a Friend

Over lunch today, I casually reminded my husband that today was the due date for the baby we lost in a miscarriage. “Two years ago,” I said. “That seems like so long ago,” was his response. As I thought about it, I realized he was right. Those few weeks – just a breath of time,…

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Moms in the Making Conference

Well, sisters, I’m about 4 months behind, but I’m finally taking the time to sit down and share with you about the amazing conference I attended back in October! Moms in the Making is an organization that started as an infertility support group in one woman’s living room, developed into an across-the-globe online support system,…

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He Gets Me

Today I’m really thankful that God “gets me.” You know what I mean? I don’t have to put on a show or a happy face for Him. No need to pretend. He can see through my facades anyway, so it’s not worth trying to force it. He gets me. He gets when prayer is hard…

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Christmas Favorites

Dear friends, I’ve neglected the blog a bit lately, but I truly hope each of you had a full, beautiful, and laughter-filled holiday season! For me it went by too fast — I feel like I just put up my tree and now it’s time to take it down. But I love the Christmas season…

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Hiding from the Holidays

Dear Waiting Heart, Take a deep breath. The holiday season is here. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and chances are you’re on your way to a relative’s house, or relatives are piling into your house, or you’re gathering with your friend group or church — somehow, you’ll find yourself surrounded by happy people who seem to have…

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Who Cares What We Look Like

“Who Cares What We Look Like?” { a case for photo Christmas cards without kids } When fall arrives, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards — if you’re the type that sends them out. { side note: sending Christmas cards is a lost art. I remember when my family would get dozens of…

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30 People, Day 31: My Support System

Shout-Out to my online girls, my support community, my sisterhood. In all the one in four or one in ten statistics, we are the “ones.” As we walk the road of miscarriage, a hormonal disorder, and fertility struggles, I’m so grateful to have friends to walk beside who truly understand. Y’all have been a lifesaver on this journey,…

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30 People, Day 30: My Husband

Shout-Out to Brett, my handsome, long-awaited husband. There are two seasons of my life: before you, and with you. Both seasons have been rich in blessings, adventures, grief, and laughter… but I’d way rather be experiencing all of that with you than without. Waiting for you challenged my faith, grew my patience, and taught me…

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30 People, Day 29: Camp Friends, Round 2

Shout-Out to the girls who welcomed me in, became my not-just-camp-friends-but-also-lifelong-friends, and made my first year at Echo Ranch wonderful and memorable…. and the subsequent ones pretty great, too! To Courtney, who texted me nonstop for months before I came to Alaska, making me feel like I already had a friend when I arrived, and…

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30 People, Day 28: That One Guy

Shout-Out to that one guy I met at that conference that one time. I don’t even really remember your name, but I think you were from Canada…? Anyway, we chatted briefly and sat at the same table at lunch that one day, and it was pleasant. The important thing is what you looked like, because…

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