Why the Message of Living in the Wait Applies Now More Than Ever

Here’s a truth bomb about waiting, we don’t get to choose what things in life we wait for or how long their going to last. We do get to choose how we wait, though. We’re in a very rare time in history where the whole world is waiting for the same thing. I think you…

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What My Floors are Teaching Me About My Relationship with God and My Daughter

There’s an unlikely spot in our house that’s quickly becoming a classroom, teaching us about relationship building. Get on the same level One of my favorite and most frequently visited places in our house is the floor. You name the room and I’ve most likely traveled every inch of it. You see, I have a…

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E+DAY July 2020 – Encouragement is Honoring Others

We have the power to honor friends, family, even strangers by encouraging them with our words and actions.  Encouragement from Strangers Soon after starting Living in the Wait, I received a direct message from someone I had never met or talked to. After opening their message, I found out this complete stranger made a donation…

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How I’m Helping to Change the Infertility Process

Infertility is difficult at best, and that’s on a good day. While infertility will most likely never be an easy or fun process, there are ways to improve it. One of them can include an experienced guide, a fertility coach, to help you. Introducing… My husband and I navigated infertility for more than three years. Because…

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Engagement Anniversary Year Six

Today, July 6, is our 6-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 there. Sure, we had looked at rings back in February,…

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E+DAY June 2020 – Why Encouragement Requires No Practice

Many things in life require hours of practice to learn how to do or to be done well – sports, music, baking, knitting, reading – but there’s one thing that doesn’t. Any guesses? Encouragement! It requires no practice. You can literally start today and be successful at it. Isn’t that awesome?! What does that look…

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E+DAY May 2020 – Virtual Racing

One of my favorite days of the year is the Avera Race Against Cancer. In my previous life, I was fortunate enough to co-coordinate this event and this year, they celebrated their 32nd anniversary. They have raised over $6 million to offer programs and services for cancer survivors with all the proceeds staying local. This…

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Mother’s Day 2020: A Day to Remember and Celebrate

Mother’s Day 2020 I Remember I remember wanting to celebrate this day so badly, yet not being able to get pregnant I remember the overwhelm I remember every tear I remember feeling so alone I remember being so mad at God I remember the hard to breathe kind of heartache I remember the uncertainty I…

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National Infertility Awareness Week 2020

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. This year’s theme is #myinfertilitystory. Did you know that 1 in 8 couples…

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E+DAY April 2020 – Encouragement Cards

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 sending encouragement. So, I thought, what better way to spread that message even further than by creating my very own encouragement cards!  These Fill in the Blank Encouragement Cards were created to make sending a…

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