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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Fight On, Fighter

We all need encouragement. No matter our wait or circumstance, we all need and want someone to come along side us and say the one thing we’re afraid to tell ourselves. The song, “Fight on Fighter” by King & Country, does just that. This song was written as encouragement for one of the lead singer’s…

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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 Importance of Cleaning Out More Than Just Our Homes

The past couple weekends, Ry and I have been cleaning our house. We’ve been going through, room by room, taking inventory of what we have and if we still need it. We’ve gathered a car load of stuff: old furniture, dated artwork, excess clothes, etc. It’s natural for this to happen as our lives have…

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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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Why We’re a World in Waiting

We are currently in the season of Advent. For me, this meant traditions of lighting the candle at church, reading the story of Jesus’ birth and celebrating His coming. But after visiting with a friend, she shared a perspective about Advent I’d never connected with, until now. Advent is a time of expectant waiting and…

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Top 10 Christmas Tunes 2018

My favorite church service of the year is Christmas Eve. The church we attend has a tradition of ending the service where they dim the lights, we all light a candle and sing Silent Night, which is my favorite Christmas song. The combination of these lyrics and melody get me every time. Reflecting on Jesus’…

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