36 Years Old and Still Barren

I turn the big 3-6 today (a baby to some…old to others) And I can’t believe it. Never in my plans as a high school student, college student, or career woman in my middle 20’s did I imagine life would look like it does now. Is my life bad? No. But does it look anything…

Prayers for the Barren

Lord, I pray and I lift up those who are barren due to infertility. I pray for… the one who took a test today only to be faced with another negative. And for… the one who may have received a positive, but is now facing the harsh reality of a miscarriage. I pray for… the…

You. Me. And Giving Thanks.

It’s Thanksgiving eve, and as I sit here in my office, reflecting on all that I am thankful for, you are at the top of my list. Yes, you, the one reading these words. You see, six years ago while sitting alone in a small restaurant munching on my soft taco with extra sour cream…

When the Negative Pregnancy Test Knocks You Down

When trying (and trying and trying) to grow your family a negative pregnancy test can knock you down, am I right? And sometimes when you get knocked down it’s tempting to not get back up. However not in the sense of going through life, but rather in terms of hoping, praying and believing again; especially…

As It Turns Out, I Don’t Trust God.

My phone dinged late one evening and I looked down to see a text from a friend. “So how are you doing?” she asked. I wanted to put on a smile and type back that I was fine, but in that exact moment, I was anything but fine. It had only been a couple of…

When Your Healing Doesn’t Seem to Come

I sat on the edge of my bed taking my blood pressure and as I waited to see the numbers, I remember thinking to myself that if it is within normal range than I am finally healed of this symptom resulting from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). However as the numbers appeared and I saw 160/92,…

Overcoming PCOS

I wanted to share with you a testimony I received from a woman who has been following my blog for many months.  I found her story of God’s faithfulness and the hope that your situation can always change so encouraging that I just couldn’t keep it to myself.  I would like to emphasize that this…