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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The Wait List – Jenna

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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How to Live in the Wait

I never wanted this to be part of my story, but since it is, I have choices to make. Despite our heart’s desire being unfulfilled, it is important we make the daily decision to Live in the Wait. We need and want to continue living to allow God to work through our wait to bring Him…

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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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The Wait List – Dort

My daughter, Melissa’s, birthday is just two days away. Like most Moms, I had dreams for my daughter. Go to college. Get a good job. Meet someone who makes you laugh. Get married. Have children. For the most part, those dreams have come true. Except for “have children”. As most of you who have been…

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Not Who I Once Was

I love photos, especially those from the past. There is usually much to laugh about when you look at hairstyles and clothing. My photo from the 1990’s is no exception. Look at those bangs and braces! Either way, those old photos are no longer a current representation as I’ve changed quite a bit over 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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Romans 8:37

Romans 8:37: No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. What thing(s) are you going through right now? As many of you know, my thing is infertility. Reading that verse you may be thinking, I definitely don’t feel like feel a conqueror right now. I get it. When…

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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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