A Little Update

I completed a milestone in my pregnancy.  I am out of that blasted first trimester.  The landing into the second one has been a bit rocky.  My stomach is still unsure and I feel like I'm tightrope walking between nausea and dry heaving at night right before bed, but I got a new medication that… Continue reading A Little Update

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A Thought To Ponder

When I meet someone new, the inevitable question is “do you have kids?” which would make sense in my surrounding culture.  I’ve been married now for almost 8 years.  I’m pretty upfront with my miscarriages, and it leads to great conversation most of the time.  But at some point, usually towards the end of the… Continue reading A Thought To Ponder

A Moment in Sadness

I am a pretty upbeat person.  I love laughing.  I love encouraging other people along their journeys.  I love to see the brightness in life, even in some of the stormiest moments. However, this past week was rough.  We got confirmation that I wasn’t pregnant.  We had to say goodbye to our foster puppy who… Continue reading A Moment in Sadness

The Recipe for an Authentic Relationship

We live in a society where there is this odd pressure to perform, to be "on" all the time.  It's hard with social media using edited snapshots of our lives as the effort to connect to other people.  It makes it easy to hold people at a distance, and for them to hold you at… Continue reading The Recipe for an Authentic Relationship

My Journey with Jealousy

Over the past month, I’ve been on a journey with jealousy.  Now, I have dealt with jealousy throughout my entire life.  Sometimes it’s been overwhelming.  Other times, it’s been a brief, passing thought.  But last month, I got that familiar feeling in the pit of my stomach when I start to get jealous, and frankly I… Continue reading My Journey with Jealousy

Today

Today is my due date.  Was my due date.  Today was supposed to be met with excitement, nervousness and anticipation, but instead it’s met with reminders of my grief, loss and empty womb.  Though I thought my world was going to stop today, the sun still came up, people are still on the roads going… Continue reading Today

The Journey of Worth

Having a miscarriage evokes a lot of feelings.  Grief.  Loss.  Pain, both emotional and physical.  Frustration.  Confusion.  There are a lot of lessons I've learned as well, and I'm so grateful and encouraged by all the connections I've made on this path. I feel like God prepared me a lot for this season in my… Continue reading The Journey of Worth

Legacy

I’ve been getting a lot of wonderful feedback from my posts.  To say that it’s overwhelming, well, it would be an understatement.  I don’t know how to take all these compliments gracefully in the moment.  I never really know what to say. It’s not the fact that I’m at a loss for words, but more… Continue reading Legacy

Letting Go

I love my husband. You guys don't even know half of the amazing things this man has done for me through the course of our courtship and marriage, but especially in the last two months. We have become so much closer over the last year than we ever had before, and I'm so grateful for… Continue reading Letting Go