Medical Update

I know I have not talked about the medical part of our journey very much, but a few weeks ago we had another doctor appointment and the timing felt right to share more. My hope is that it will help others dealing with infertility, especially unexplained, and provide valuable information. So much of what I’ve…

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6 for 6 Sharing Challenge

It has been six months since I published my first blog post and made Living in the Wait public. Lives from around the world (over 40 different countries have visited the site) are being impacted and encouragement, resources and support are being shared for those dealing with infertility or other seasons of waiting. Life-changing work is…

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6 Month Bloggerversary

This month is a big milestone for Living in the Wait. Six months ago, I published my first blog post, and made our story of infertility and waiting officially public. WHAT? So much has happened since then and I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for choosing to join me on…

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Brave Dreams of Being a Mom

Even though we are in the middle of our infertility journey, I still want to dream of being a mom. Maybe that sounds weird to say, but I haven’t really done this. For so long, infertility took away my desire to dream. Probably because I’m so consumed with trying to figure out how we can…

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The Wait List – Charia

The Wait List features guest posts from people just like you and me, all sharing a coming thread of you guessed it, waiting. No one wants to be on the wait list, but through these features, I hope you find encouragement and see all the miraculous ways God works through us during that time. If you…

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The Importance of Hope

Romans 15:13 NIV – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. A necessary companion during any season of waiting is hope. It is the one thing that inspires us to keep…

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Black Hills National Forest

Ry and I recently took a short vacay to Rapid City, South Dakota to go mountain biking in the Black Hills National Forest. We rented a cabin with my parent’s as well as several of my extended family, who were there to go four-wheeling. Life is an adventure and that’s exactly what happened! Visit me…

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Engagement Anniversary

I’m celebrating this a day early, but I couldn’t wait, as July 6 is our 4-year engagement anniversary. I can still remember it like yesterday… Ryan was going to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a work conference and of course I wanted to tag along. Little did I know what he had planned once we got…

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Trust the Sparks

I recently started the devotional 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs. All the messages are applicable, but certain days really stood out. For me, it was Day 11 titled “Your Mind,” and it was a simple statement Annie shared. It’s taken time for me to notice the spark, but since starting our infertility…

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