“Please and Thank You.”

In high-school, I had a P.E. teacher that would always ask a student to do something but would end the request with “please and thank you.”  For example, she would say, “Go bring me the bag of volleyball’s.  Please and thank you.”  I always found it odd that she would say “thank you” BEFORE the…

Cold Walks. No U-Turns. Awkward Hello.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a warm smile, a listening ear, a kind word, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.  I am going to admit that I am one of those people who will hide behind the bananas, scoot over…

Complaining Is so Much Easier

It was a rough start to my morning yesterday.  We have been keeping a Safe Families for Children baby this past weekend and I’m not used to getting myself and another human being ready for church.  I woke up late and was immediately flustered and grumpy, but I quickly jumped in the shower and thought…

“So what are you going to do?”

Today marks 18 months since I decided to quit seeking fertility treatments.  Was it because of financial reasons? Nope.  My husband and I are very fortunate to have a great insurance company that covered IVF after our deductible was paid (Our deductible was only $2500 and we had that tucked away in savings. Praise God!)…

Sweet Dreams

I have been meaning to post this story for a while now, but keep putting it off; however, it has been nagging at me for weeks so here it goes… On July 27th, 2013, I went to bed asking God to visit me in my dreams because I was becoming semi frustrated with things and…

Longest. Cycle. Ever.

Today is calendar day 48 of my menstrual cycle, which makes this my longest. cycle. ever.  (I have now beaten my previous record of 45).  UGH!  Before starting fertility treatments almost two years ago, my cycles ranged anywhere between 32 and 35 days, but since ending all of the shots almost 18 months ago, my…

When, God…?

My favorite time of the year is Christmas.  Everyone who knows me knows this.  I love buying gifts for others, hearing the Christmas songs being played non-stop on the radio, watching the same Christmas movies over and over (and over), and attending all of the ugly Christmas sweater parties.  I also love decorating my house…

Tear Soaked Pillow…

It’s been a long time since I have cried myself to sleep over our difficulty and struggle to build our ‘perfect’ family, but last night I let one seemingly small thought enter my mind and I entertained that thought…the next thing I knew I was a sobbing mess.  The hubs was sound asleep and snoring…

“I AM”

When God appeared to Moses and instructed him to go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of bondage from Egypt, Moses asked God what he and the Israelites should call Him and God’s response was “I AM”. “God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”.  This is what you are to say to…