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This past Sunday I was talking with a friend… one of those good friends who “gets it.” We were talking about some of the realities of infertility… the moments that will never be… the experiences we will never have… the things we’ll never know… I shared with her a truth I’ve been feeling yet again…

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We had a pretty busy time this past weekend but it was full of family and love. This past Sunday was Marlee’s baby dedication. Now… I grew up Catholic so the tradition for our families growing up was infant baptisms. But the church that Ryan and I are members of does baby dedications. (The difference…

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When we got the call and headed up to get Marlee, I knew we were going to need to get some things. But honestly – there are so many baby things out there and so many lists of baby “must haves.” But some of that stuff didn’t really feel necessary. Sometimes I think those lists…

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So I’ve had this blog post sitting here waiting to be written and shared for… I don’t know… probably a year or two. It’s been a LONG time! And there are a variety of reasons I kept putting it off… I had more fun things to share like sessions or fine art work or more…

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Now that we are on the other side of our last major adoption hurdle… we can finally begin to slowly start sharing some pieces of our family with you. So today I wanted to start by sharing the first official family photos we had taken while we were up in Michigan. Now this was kind…

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Well this year is the first 4th of July we have a baby in our home, and I’m discovering that the sounds of fireworks that once didn’t really bother me – now provide me with a concern of waking my sleeping infant. These feelings got me thinking about how grateful I am to have a…

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Today I am super happy to say that I have a guest post from my husband with his thoughts on his first Father’s Day. He’s a much better writer than he gives himself credit and I’m grateful to have him share his perspective here! Enjoy! My wife asked me to write something about how I…

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I’ve always been really good about acknowledging how hard Mother’s Day is for the woman in waiting. But only last year did I acknowledge the heartache that can be Father’s Day for the men who are waiting too. Our society often puts the focus of infertility solely on the woman and it’s effect on her…

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Once upon a time, I had a gratitude project series I worked on. On my hard days, I’d take my camera in hand and go out to photograph things that would make me happy. Before we got to bring our precious little lady home, I was struggling to figure out what the future would hold….

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I know so so many of you are eagerly awaiting when I’ll finally post about Marlee’s adoption story. And honestly, I’m looking forward to finally being able to share it too. Unfortunately, the truth is adoption is complicated and long and right now we’ve been encouraged not to share too much. So that’s why you…

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