Our Bucket List Trip to the NCAA Final Four

Ry and I were fortunate to check an item off our bucket list last week. We got to attend the NCAA Final Four. For any college basketball fans out there, you know this is the pinnacle event for all players, coaches and fans. I signed up to get tickets as part of the NCAA lottery…

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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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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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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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When You Feel Like You’re a Target for the Enemy

Because of Living in the Wait, I’ve had the opportunity to reach thousands of people with the good news of Jesus Christ. I just celebrated my blog’s one-year anniversary, my passion to encourage others to make the most of their wait continues to grow and recently launched a pilot podcast. All this to say, lives…

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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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