Category Archives: Life

How Do You Preserve Your Memories?

I’m sure I’m not the only one…but there are plenty of days that I’ll opt for the camera on my smart phone rather than pulling out my big fancy camera. When Marlee is doing something cute or I just want a quick pic, it’s the simplest tool for the job. But just because I’m not…

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Mothers Day 2018

If you read my post on Friday, you know how Mothers Day is always a bit bittersweet for me and full of a mixture of emotions. Well yesterday, though not my first Mothers Day, was an amazing experience for me and considering all of my posts lately about infertility and this holiday I figured I’d…

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Thoughts for Mothers Day…

Mother’s Day… For seven years this holiday was painful for me. It brought up so much heartache and sadness and pain. You can read any number of posts I’ve written about how hard Mothers Day is for the woman who remains childless not by choice. (2017 before Marlee, 2016, 2015, 2014, & 2013) I’ll be…

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Infertility & the Church

I realize that last week was National Infertility Awareness Week and that the week has come and gone. But I follow a number of support pages and blogs on this issue I’m so passionate about, and there was a theme I saw again and again as women from all over shared their truth and experience….

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National Infertility Awareness Week 2018

I am now and forever will be one who speaks up for those like me who struggle to grow their families. While growing closer to God and being blessed with our beautiful little girl has certainly healed many wounds, there will always be a part of me that is broken and hurting because of this…

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Ten Years Married

My dearest Ryan, Ten years… That’s no small thing. And honestly – I look back at these last ten years of marriage and I’m proud of us… I’m grateful for us… for you. I look at couples who’ve experienced far less adversity and not made it this far, and yet, here we are…fully surviving and…

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Marlee’s Birthday Party

Well if you were here on Monday, you know our little lady turned one last week. So we celebrated this special milestone with a little party for our immediate families. I feel like I balanced between going all Pinterest mom and being laid back about it. We did some pretty minimal decorations and kept all the…

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Easter 2018

Easter was a little later in April last year and we were actually up in Michigan during the holiday. So this was our first year celebrating Easter at home which was nice. A lot of things have changed since Miss Marlee’s arrival and celebrating this holiday is different too. We actually split up time with…

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April Fools Day…

I’ve shared here before that I’m not much of a fan of April Fools day… the point of this holiday honestly escapes me. I often find that the pranks people play on one another aren’t really funny but often cruel… and it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around a day being dedicated to…

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Sharing A Peek into My Residency Trip

I can honestly say I’ve learned so much since beginning my masters degree. Things I’m sure I’ll share more and more here as we move forward. But I thought I’d share a little bit about my residency trip while it’s still fresh in my mind. My trip was back in February and it was a…

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