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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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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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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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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12 Days of Supporting Your Friend Going Through Infertility: How to Care for Them During the Holidays

It’s often difficult to know how to support someone going through infertility, especially around the holidays. You want to, but are at a loss as to how. ⁠Introducing 12 Days of Supporting Your Friend Going Through Infertility: Ways to care for them during the holidays. ⁠ What it really comes down to is this: ⁠Your…

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The Best Gift to Give Someone Navigating Infertility this Christmas

Navigating infertility during the holidays is difficult. There’s no other way to put it. It’s hard. Partly because the holidays are all about spending time with family making memories and celebrating traditions.  The longing to have your own family to make those special memories with is real and extremely present during this time of year. …

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Fertility Fast Class – 3 Life Changing Ways to Pray During Infertility

We all know infertility is more than doctor appointments. It’s also about the day to day stuff, like supporting your spouse, managing relationships, wrestling with your faith, coping with a rollercoaster of emotions, working with insurance, etc. Fertility Fast Class  As I unwrapped all the “stuff” infertility involves I often felt exhausted, on information overload, confused…

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Happy 6th Wedding Anniversary

Today we celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. One of my favorite things we did after we got married, was to write down all the special moments that happened throughout the day. We wanted to be able to look back and reminisce about all that happened to make our day truly ours. Below are a few…

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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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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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