Finding Purpose Through Your Pain

We recently wrapped up Childbirth Prep classes at our local hospital. I’m so thankful these are available! Throughout the course, the nurse reminded us multiple times, your labor pains have a purpose. While yes, they may be painful and uncomfortable, they are temporary and ultimately get you to your purpose: meeting your baby. She was…

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A Guaranteed Game of Seek and Find

When we were trying to get pregnant, that was the only thing I thought about. I was seeking any possible option or information from others, including Dr. Google, to help us. But it wasn’t until 2.5 years into our journey, that I honestly started seeking God with our infertility journey. I was so consumed with…

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Why There is More Than One Way to Win in Life

Ry and I love college hoops, and every year, we attend the Summit League Basketball Tournament. This year, our favorite team for both men and women, were seeded #1 in the tournament with odds in our favor of both teams advancing to the semi-final and finals. Well, the men’s team lost in the first round…

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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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Why We’re Pregnant and Still Waiting

I was so focused on getting pregnant, I didn’t spend much time thinking about what happens when we do. Simply stated, I wasn’t emotionally prepared for life after infertility, because honestly, there was always a part of me that never knew if it would happen. I’m still grasping how one day you aren’t pregnant and…

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The Unexpected Benefits Found in the Unexpected Moments of Life

This entire month we’ve been having car issues. Earlier this week, Ry went to start the car and nothing. It had JUST been working the day before so of course, we had expected the car to start. I couldn’t help but think of how many other things in life are like that. You’re expecting one…

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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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How to Live a Full Life

John 10:10 NIV – I have come that they may have life and have it to the full. Before infertility, I thought a full life was based on what I did or didn’t have. So, when I wasn’t getting pregnant, I thought, how can I have a full life when the one thing that would…

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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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3 Ways Infertility Will Change Me As a Parent

During Christmas, Ry asked me if I had a deeper appreciation for being pregnant and if my parenting would change because of our infertility journey. I quickly responded yes. I told him, I couldn’t go through such a difficult experience and not be changed.  While I can’t say with certainty what I would’ve been like…

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