Noticed on Mother’s Day

I see you. Head cast down with slumped and shaking shoulders. Every emotion known to mankind written on your beautiful face. I feel your heartache, frustration and disappointment. I feel your tears and wish nothing more for them to be tears of joy. I feel all the hopelessness and anger bubbling beneath the surface. I…

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National Infertility Awareness Week

When I started thinking about National Infertility Awareness Week, this phrase came to mind, “SomeoNe Is Always Waiting”. This simple statement packs a powerful punch and to me, is synonymous with the purpose of this week. With 1 in 8 couples struggling to conceive, it means there are many people waiting… Waiting for: Doctor appointments…

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Infertility is…

Doing all the “right” things, but not getting results A monthly punch in the gut when your period comes Lonely Extremely frustrating Changing me to be more transparent and vulnerable Difficult on a marriage, family and friends Waiting… and waiting… and waiting… and waiting… A roller coaster of emotions hoping and praying this is the…

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It Takes a Village

You may have heard the common phrase; it takes a village to raise a child. I agree with that statement, but I would take it one-step further and say it takes a village to even have a child. When we initially began our infertility journey, I began doing a ton of research to educate myself…

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The Lens of Life

I wear glasses/contacts and have an incredibly hard time seeing without them. My lenses put everything into focus and provide perspective so I can see what is going on around me. An incorrect prescription would cause all sorts of havoc because the images would be distorted. Our lives are no different. Being happy tends to…

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March Madness

The hubs and I love college sports. It was not always this way. When we first met, we were watching basketball and I asked him, “When is March Madness?” Dope! I promise I am more knowledgeable about it now! Fast forward to today, my husband and I are BIG University of North Carolina Tarheel basketball…

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Get Better Not Bitter

I love music. I sang in high school and college. I am always listening to tunes whether at work, in the car, or dancing in the house. Music has the power to express our feelings when it is difficult for us to put them together. Check out I’ll Find You by Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly. My…

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Knowing Which Way to Go

I have struggled to make decisions my entire life. When I was not sure what to do about something, others would say, “Follow your heart” and my reply would be, “I can’t hear my heart.” I have done rock, paper, scissors over the phone with my mom to make decisions. You get the idea; I…

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Living in the Wait

Waiting…is hard. It is one thing to wait in line at a store, but waiting to have a family takes it to a whole other level. My husband and I have been hoping and praying for a baby for over 2.5 years. We are the 1 in 8 couples who have trouble conceiving (resolve.org). A…

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