Category Archives: Our Baby Journey

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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(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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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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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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Well this Easter was weird for us. It was the first Easter in thirteen years that we’ve missed spending time with family… but it’s for the best reason ever! The past week has been one of the most exciting, stressful, exhausting, heartbreaking, and soul-fulfilling weeks of our lives. A lot of things are still up…

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Some of you may know that we had the immense fun of watching our little second cousins a couple of weekends ago, and it was an absolute blast! We’ve gotten to watch Everett and Briella several times in the past, but this was the first time they got to spend the night. So we got…

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… sigh… So… I’m not sure where to start and I’m not sure how this will come across, but we’ll see if any of this makes sense by the time I’m done writing. You know, I’ve been writing and sharing little pieces of our story, our journey to grow our family here for the past…

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I’ll be honest and admit that I’ve been hesitant about writing this post. I certainly don’t want to confuse people or lead them to believe that I believe all birth mothers are scam artists or that birth mothers are terrible people. This could not be FURTHER from the truth! I am in awe of the…

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I’ve been putting off writing this post for a while now. Honestly, because I don’t want to talk about it. But I’ve been feeling God push me to release this and I promised to be more vulnerable again this year. Plus, I keep reminding myself that others may benefit from hearing our story. So here…

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I know it’s been quite a long while since the last time I shared anything about our adoption journey here, and that’s for a couple reasons. First, because aspects of it have been too hard to write about; and second, because in general there hasn’t been much to report. The way domestic infant adoption works…

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