LIFE AFTER INFERTILITY

Life AfterInfertility

About the time it takes to grow a baby ago, I published a book about infertility. It’s called “Bearing Hope: Navigating the Desert of Waiting for a Child.” I have been blown away by your reviews and support; thank you! The ironic thing is that you would never in a million years tag me as […]

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WHEN THE DARKNESS IS THICK

Life can be full of quite the ups and downs, can it not?! Surely we all have no trouble rejoicing and dancing and celebrating. But then there are the unspeakable circumstances. Shocking outcomes. Accidents. Illnesses. Betrayals. Traumas. Failures. Broken things. The fall was REAL, y’all. And we all feel the darkness of this world like […]

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BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS…LITERALLY (ON WRITING A BOOK)

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When I pulled that book out of the Amazon box, I finally felt it. The weight of my dream becoming a reality. A dream that was born probably FIVE years ago when I longed for one like it so desperately. I wrote the book God created me to write. I still can’t swallow it completely. […]

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15 STEPS TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF)

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Today’s post is a little different than my usual! You’ll still find inspiration sprinkled about, but I’m doing a series called “Family Building Alternatives” where I will find an expert to answer technical questions about all sorts of alternatives you might consider to build your family. No alternative is a one size fits all–just keep […]

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ON WAKING UP THE MORNING AFTER LOSING YOUR FIRST BABY

On waking up

  J- As I woke up today, all I could think about was you. Just 24 hours ago, you woke up dreaming about what your future held. What if it’s twins?! You rolled over and whispered to your man with an adorable smile and mega morning breath, “today we get to see our baby!” You guys […]

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MOTHER’S DAY IN THE DESERT

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Mother’s Day in the Desert of Waiting is the hottest. It’s the windiest, driest, hardest of days. It hurts. You’re reminded how empty your arms are. You are grieving. You are sad. I get it. It’s okay to stay in bed today. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to be not okay.  It’s also […]

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don’t sing songs to a heavy heart: support group

  I’ve learned a thing or two about grief through personal experience and even more through research for my book. My optimistic blondie natural tendency used to be “smile and throw some encouragement around.” Thank goodness I know better now or people would be making this face at me:   If you know someone going […]

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God at Work Wednesday: Austin’s Story

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I am thrilled to introduce a sweet friend of mine, Miss Austin. Not Miss Texas…though this girl does have beauty and grace. 😉 Austin is a girl who I met through the Bearing Hope Support Group and a girl whose faith I admire very much. I know her story will inspire you…so here she is! […]

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Mother’s Day in Heaven

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I imagine the preparations have already begun. They’re hanging millions upon billions of beautiful, twinkling lights and setting the grand banquet table. The blooming trees line the outdoor banquet patio that stretches for miles, clad with flowers of every color and shape and size. The thornless roses are woven together and run up and down […]

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