From what I understand this is where I am supposed to share with you my favorite food, color, holiday and hobby. I have also taken notes from other blogs and discovered this is also the place for me to share with you about how my life is so dreamy and therefore make you wish you were me. Blah, blah, blah!
But let’s be honest. My life is not dreamy and you my sweet friend, are perfect just the way you are.
So take a deep breath and relax. I am just like you and so in this lil ol’ space of mine, you will not find perfection, but instead a bunch of unfiltered life where I share with you all of the messy, amazing, humorous, and sometimes downright ugly parts of being married while unexpectedly facing infertility, and raising our 7 year-old daughter whom we adopted through foster care on July 7, 2017. This blog is real. It is genuine. It is transparent. It is me. But what about me?
Who is this woman behind the computer screen?
First of all, my birth certificate says my name is Elisha, but my Daddyo calls me Punkin Head, my friends call me Wishwa, and my husband calls me Waladog. I live in a small town in Southern Illinois and aside from my top ten quirky facts, I love Jesus, organizing (I would probably label my label maker if no one would laugh), eating bologna sandwiches with Wavy Lays Hickory Smoked BBQ chips smashed in the middle, taking extremely long showers (our water bill is INSANE), and listening to my husband talk about engineering for hours upon hours (oh wait, there is a bit of sarcasm on that last one).
All joking aside, my husband and I have been married for 11 amazing years and we yearn for our own biological children; however due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), we are “challenged” in the fertility department. Over the course of six years, the doctors have given me a 3% chance of conceiving on my own but I know that God is bigger than PCOS or any other doctor’s report, and so through Jesus, I have faith to believe that despite the odds, I have a 100% chance of having my own biological children. Can I get an amen?!
As a way to keep myself from going crazy as I
patiently wait, as well as to share the faithfulness and love of God as we navigate on this bumpy path of twists, turns and surprises of this thing called life, I also lead a once a month infertility support group in my home called, “The Nest,” as well as travel all over the United States speaking at infertility conferences and support groups. If you are interested in booking me for your next event, or perhaps you live in the Southern Illinois area and you want a lunch date, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to meet you and share the Father’s heart.
I want to thank you for stopping by and I encourage you to take a peek at “Our Infertility Story” to get all of the juicy details of our failed IVF cycle, early miscarriage and how I was given the promise of a son (Josiah). I also encourage you to hop on over to Facebook and like my page so that you can get all of my recent posts, encouraging words, and chances to win giveaway’s delivered right to your news feed. Until then, me and my hunk-a-burnin-love say…