1 Year Bloggerversary

One year ago, today, I published, my first blog post, and made our story of infertility and waiting officially public. My purpose for starting Living in the Wait was to be a resource for others going through infertility or any other season of waiting. I wanted to encourage others that they could make the most of…

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2 Things to Do When God Answers Your Prayers

Many of my posts address ways to continue trusting God in your wait, but I haven’t really talked about what to do when God answers those prayers. What do we do after all our hoping, praying and believing? Celebrate Your long-awaited prayer has been answered and now it’s time to celebrate! How you choose to…

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3 Ways Infertility Will Change Me As a Parent

During Christmas, Ry asked me if I had a deeper appreciation for being pregnant and if my parenting would change because of our infertility journey. I quickly responded yes. I told him, I couldn’t go through such a difficult experience and not be changed.  While I can’t say with certainty what I would’ve been like…

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Why We Don’t Need to Feel Guilty for the Gifts God Has Given Us

I was visiting with a friend who had been journeying through infertility for over 5 years. I had recently found out we were expecting, and as I sat across from her, my heart was unsettled as I decided how best to tell her. I wasn’t quite sure how to have a conversation with someone still…

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Fight On, Fighter

We all need encouragement. No matter our wait or circumstance, we all need and want someone to come along side us and say the one thing we’re afraid to tell ourselves. The song, “Fight on Fighter” by King & Country, does just that. This song was written as encouragement for one of the lead singer’s…

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The Wait List – Meredith

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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January E+DAY

We’re taught at a very young age to say “please” and “thank you.”  It’s ingrained in our brains when we want something we say please and when we receive it, we say thank you. In my previous job, I worked for a foundation where saying thank you is the lifeline of the organization. We would…

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Will You Believe It Before You Receive It?

Mark 11:24 NIV – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. You’ve probably heard the old adage, “I’ll believe when I see it.” This worldly mindset prioritizes seeing before believing. This requires zero faith because what you now believe, is something…

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The Importance of Cleaning Out More Than Just Our Homes

The past couple weekends, Ry and I have been cleaning our house. We’ve been going through, room by room, taking inventory of what we have and if we still need it. We’ve gathered a car load of stuff: old furniture, dated artwork, excess clothes, etc. It’s natural for this to happen as our lives have…

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The One Question I’ve Been Asked the Most Since Our Announcement

During our infertility journey, I contacted countless other women to hear their stories. I wanted their perspective to learn from their experience and see how it could apply to our situation. That’s how I process things best, by learning and hearing from others, which is why community is so important! While their exact circumstance or…

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