Category Archives: Our Baby Journey

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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The First Mother’s Day for a Woman Who Waited

You know… I had already planned out my post for Mother’s Day this year. (The post I shared on Friday.) Never had I imagined that I would suddenly find myself to be a mother this Mother’s Day. For the past seven long years, we have hoped and yearned and ached and fought and surrendered and…

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To the Woman with Empty Arms on Mothers Day

(This post was written prior to our placement, but I think it still deserves to be shared and my heart still feels with those who are feeling a little emptiness this Mother’s Day.) Today I want you to know you are not alone. I want you to know that I’m with you… I know how…

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Little Life Update

I know it’s not like me to go a whole week without blogging… but I feel like I have a pretty good reason. (wink wink) It simultaneously feels like forever ago and just yesterday that we got back home from Michigan with our beautiful baby girl. Between all the visitors that Marlee has had and…

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9 Years of Strength & Love

My dearest Ryan, Earlier this month, I was doing laundry and you came over to give me a kiss. We had yet another emotionally challenging week and for some reason you felt the need to apologize… “I’m so sorry this has been so hard.” I remember looking up at you and saying “It’s okay honey.”…

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