E+DAY August 2021 – The Encouragement Found In Starting Small

I’ll be the first to admit I’m embarrassed to be seen starting small. I want to be a pro at all things from day one. And yet, a new month has me back at the starting line, needing to start small to find encouragement. Starting Small Have you ever been afraid to be seen starting…

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A Plant, a Water Main and a Chance to Bloom

I used to work for an alumni association and had the fun opportunity to network with people from all over the country. I’ve connected with many people during my alumni association days, but one gentleman, who I named Grandpa Carl, came to mind last week. Bloom Where You’re Planted I was out walking and saw…

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E+DAY July 2021 – How Your Story Can Encourage Others

One of the main reasons I started Living in the Wait was to share my story in hopes of bringing encouragement to someone else navigating a similar journey. So many have shared their own stories with me and each one taught me so much and most of all, encouraged me. Your Story Can Encourage Others…

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Mother’s Day 2021: What It Means to Me to Be a Mom

As I reflect on Mother’s Day this year, one word comes to mind: Humbling. Humbling Plain and simple, celebrating Mother’s Day with my daughter on my lap, is nothing short of a miracle to me. The very notion that I would be fortunate enough to bear that title to a child of my own is…

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E+DAY April 2021 – How to Encourage Others with the Mundane, Ordinary Things of Life

You all know I’m a MAJOR fan of encouragement. That’s why I created E+DAY, a day set aside on the 14th of each month, focusing on spreading encouragement. I picked the 14th of every month because that’s the date of my birthday, which happens to be today! A Return Package I recently purchased some items online, but had to return…

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How Our Confidence in God Brings Us to Do Bold Things

I’m not one to typically pick a word for the year, but God picked one for me so I’m trusting Him and rolling with it. I was reading the Gospels in January and came upon Luke 11:8, “I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship,…

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E+DAY February 2021 – Love is Encouragement

 It’s Valentine’s Day and we all know what today is about: LOVE! Good thing, because that ties in perfectly with it also being E+DAY! On the 14th of each month, I encourage you to encourage someone else going through a season of waiting or infertility by sending them a care package/note/text/call, etc. Did you know love is…

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Happy 3rd Anniversary Living in the Wait

My “come to Jesus” moment happened Fall 2017 while picking up sticks in our yard. It was 2.5 years into our infertility journey and I was exhausted by it all. It was here, my heart softened and God gave me the idea to start Living in the Wait. ⁠ ♥️From the moment He planted that…

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Three Words to Summarize 2020

I’ve always enjoyed words; their definitions, the power they have to describe our feelings, their ability to encourage others and change lives. In 2018, I started a tradition of closing out the year by sharing three words to describe it and found it fitting to continue! You don’t need me to remind you that 2020 was…

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E+DAY December 2020 – Operation Christmas Child

I want to share one of Ry and I’s favorite traditions we’ve done almost every year since we met. It’s a program called Operation Christmas Child organized through Samaritan’s Purse. It’s such a simple way to make a lasting impact on the life of a child. The ability to give, without expecting or getting in…

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