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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Living in the Wait Podcast

This year, I’ve been trying to intentionally step into the opportunities God has placed in front of me, regardless of having it all figured out. It’s not easy, as I’m sure many of you can relate. It’s definitely caused some growing pains, but I’m choosing to Trust God. Period. This next endeavor is a true…

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1 Year Bloggerversary

One year ago, today, I published, my first blog post, and made our story of infertility and waiting officially public. My purpose for starting Living in the Wait was to be a resource for others going through infertility or any other season of waiting. I wanted to encourage others that they could make the most of…

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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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Why We Don’t Need to Feel Guilty for the Gifts God Has Given Us

I was visiting with a friend who had been journeying through infertility for over 5 years. I had recently found out we were expecting, and as I sat across from her, my heart was unsettled as I decided how best to tell her. I wasn’t quite sure how to have a conversation with someone still…

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