Category Archives: Our Baby Journey

A Phrase That Makes Me Cringe

There’s this phrase that people say about adoption and honestly… it really bugs me… For a long time I thought it was only the inexperienced, the people who’ve never been through it and only have a fairytale picture of what it actually is like, who were saying this, but recently I’ve heard those who actually are…

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My Two Halves…

I’ve been thinking about this stuff for a while and I figured it was about time I went ahead and just shared all the thoughts rattling around in my head. For years now… I’ve been using my little space here on the internet to share my experience and my heart with you about our struggle…

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The Why’s of Infertility…

One of the greatest joys and heartbreaks of leading our group, The Hopefuls, is walking with these amazing ladies through their journeys. It’s wonderful to share in their successes and to see them supporting one another. But it’s devastating and heart-wrenching to walk through the losses and failures, the miracles taken too soon. This is…

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Today…

Today… Today a couple is hurting. The years of hoping and trying and waiting… Their hearts yearn for a child to hold – to share this Christmas season with. Another year passes, they’ve watched countless others grow their families, and yet they remain a family of two… the aching feels almost too much to bear….

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Halloween 2017

Well I meant to get this post written for yesterday but life happened and it didn’t go up. So it’s coming to you a day late instead. Growing up, Halloween was always fun even if I wasn’t always incredibly creative or over the top with my costumes. I think I used the same doctors coat…

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There Is No “Just” in Adoption

I’ve shared many a post about what not to say to someone struggling with infertility and shared some of the hurtful things people have said to us. One of the hardest things to be asked was “Why don’t you just adopt?” Yes – I am now the mother of a beautiful little girl thanks to…

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Why You Might Stay Silent

So this could be about a lot of things. It could be about mental health like depression, anxiety, etc. It could be about something that happened in your past. Or it could be about infertility, miscarriages, even an abortion… The decision to share our personal stories… especially the hard stuff… is a deeply personal decision….

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A Moment of Gratefulness for My Infertility

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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The First Father’s Day for the Man Who Waited

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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Tiny Life Update and Some Love

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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