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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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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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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How the Living Through Infertility Summit Reminded Me of God’s Faithfulness

On January 30, 2021, people from four countries and 13 states attended the first Living Through Infertility Summit. A year earlier, this event had been a mustard seed of an idea in my heart. One of those things, I kept telling myself I’d get around to doing when I had more time or confidence, whichever…

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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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Living Through Infertility Summit January 30

Get Off the Emotional Rollercoaster and Break Through Limiting Beliefs to Live Through Infertility. Join us January 30 for the Living Through Infertility Summit. We all know, myself included after 3+ years of navigating infertility, that it’s more than doctor appointments. It’s also about the day to day stuff, like supporting your spouse, managing relationships, wrestling…

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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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