National Infertility Awareness Week 2022

While I’m not currently navigating infertility, it doesn’t change how important National Infertility Awareness Week is to me. Infertility will always be a part of my story. Therefore, I want to continue raising awareness and having discussions to help others navigate infertility. #wecanall This year’s theme is #wecanall… ➡️Be a part of the conversation by…

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Happy 4th Anniversary Living in the Wait

I was picking up sticks in my yard.  It was a typical, late Fall day, which meant winter was just around the corner.  It was a cold afternoon; the wind was blowing and the leaves were falling. The weather was an accurate picture of how I felt inside. My husband and I were outside doing…

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Here’s to Feeling Shiny and New in 2022

An adventure with my wedding ring reminded me about waiting and the reasons we talk ourselves out of the new God has waiting for us, if only we’re willing to let go of the old. The Jeweler I was due to have my wedding rings re-dipped and cleaned. Jewelers recommend doing this every 6 month…

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Three Words to Summarize 2021

I’ve always enjoyed words and 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 2021 was a…

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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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National Infertility Awareness Week 2021

While I’m not currently navigating infertility, it doesn’t change how important National Infertility Awareness Week is to me. Infertility will always be a part of my story. Therefore, I want to continue raising awareness and having discussions to help others navigate infertility. #whatiwantyoutoknow This year’s theme is #whatiwantyoutoknow. Did you know that 1 in 8…

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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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