The Wait List – Jalina

The Wait List features guest posts from people just like you and me, all sharing a coming thread of you guessed it, waiting. No one wants to be on the wait list, but through these features, I hope you find encouragement and see all the miraculous ways God works through us during that time. If you…

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Weekly Warrior: The TTC Tribe Guest Post

There are many great resources and online communities providing infertility support. One of them is The TTC Tribe. Feel free to visit their site to learn more about their mission. Each week, they feature a Weekly Warrior to share their infertility story. This week I was able to share our story. Thank you to The…

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My Favorite Five Letter Word

This word has and continues to transform my life. I briefly shared about it in the post Here Comes the Bride Part 2. I’ll give you a hint, it is freely given, not earned or deserved. If you haven’t guessed by now, keep reading and you’ll soon find out! When my husband and I were…

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The Wait List – Jessie & Travis

The Wait List features guest posts from people just like you and me, all sharing a coming thread of you guessed it, waiting. No one wants to be on the wait list, but through these features, I hope you find encouragement and see all the miraculous ways God works through us during that time. If you…

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2 Things to Do When God Answers Your Prayers

Many of my posts address ways to continue trusting God in your wait, but I haven’t really talked about what to do when God answers those prayers. What do we do after all our hoping, praying and believing? Celebrate Your long-awaited prayer has been answered and now it’s time to celebrate! How you choose to…

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The Wait List – Meredith

The Wait List features guest posts from people just like you and me, all sharing a coming thread of you guessed it, waiting. No one wants to be on the wait list, but through these features, I hope you find encouragement and see all the miraculous ways God works through us during that time. If you…

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Will You Believe It Before You Receive It?

Mark 11:24 NIV – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. You’ve probably heard the old adage, “I’ll believe when I see it.” This worldly mindset prioritizes seeing before believing. This requires zero faith because what you now believe, is something…

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The One Question I’ve Been Asked the Most Since Our Announcement

During our infertility journey, I contacted countless other women to hear their stories. I wanted their perspective to learn from their experience and see how it could apply to our situation. That’s how I process things best, by learning and hearing from others, which is why community is so important! While their exact circumstance or…

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3 Words to Summarize 2018

I’ve always enjoyed words; their definitions, the power they have to describe our feelings, their ability to encourage others and change lives. So, I find it fitting to close out 2018, by sharing three words I would use to summarize this past year: Obedience This year, my understanding and willingness to be obedient to God…

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Our Wait Has Changed

Living in the Wait now has new meaning. After three years of unexplained infertility, which led to our most challenging days, with gratitude in our hearts we are overjoyed to share God answered our prayers. Baby Vande Kieft is joining us May 2019. Our announcement is a sincere invitation to share in our happiness. You’ve…

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