Taking off my mask to StartAsking

I am Unashamed: Taking Off My Mask to #StartAsking

For days I have sat staring at a blank computer screen unsure of what I should write for National Infertility Awareness Week. To be quite frank, I wasn’t fond of the theme #StartAsking.  In fact, I hated it.  But after some soul-searching, I realized it’s because over the last year it has become increasingly difficult…

Could Hurt 1 in 8

Your April Fool’s Pregnancy Joke Could Hurt 1 in 8

I will never forget five years ago on April Fool’s Day when I stood in a classroom where I worked and received a text message from someone close to me that said, “I’m pregnant!”.  I instantly felt my knees buckle and my stomach twist into knots.  I remember a lump forming in my throat as…

When all seems dead that's when the miracle happens

Miracles Don’t Come Easy

On this day over 2,000 years ago, many stood in the streets and mourned because on that Good Friday with the crucifixion, it was their worst day. It was in that moment, the worst series of events Jesus’ followers had ever painfully witnessed. And even though Jesus had told them that He would be raised…

1 He Will Cover You With His Feathers

Imagining Life Without Our Foster Princess

Our foster princess sat in her bed last night and after we went through our nightly ritual of bible reading and song singing, it was time to say our prayers.  Without hesitation she asked God, like she has done every night for nearly 26 months, if she could stay with us forever.  I would be…

15 scriptures for your two week wait

15 Scriptures for Your Two Week Wait

The two week wait (TWW) can be the hardest 14 days a woman wanting to conceive can endure.  And it’s because in the waiting, in the wondering, and in the hoping, our emotions go up and down…and up and then back down.  We can turn into a one woman circus show as we believe with…