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The elementary school gym floor was full of children grades 2 through Kindergarten, and in the bleachers sat their family members. We came in and took our place among them, quickly locating our son who was sitting cross legged with his classmates, twiddling with the cord of his noise cancelling headphones. A minute later he […]

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The beginning of May is filled with pastel hallmark cards lining the aisle at the super market and beautiful flower arrangements and corsages greet customers as they walk through the automatic sliding doors. Commercials urge us to remember the mothers this month through a variety of scenes – both hilarious and tear inducing. It all paints a heartwarming, sentimental, and […]

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A couple years ago I was invited to speak in front of a couple hundred men and women about my experiences with infertility and how it impacted my faith. I shared my story and was met with such love and grace afterward. One woman approached me to share that she had been through several years […]

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Walk up to any adoptive family, look at the children, say the words, “You are so lucky!” and watch the adoptive parents cringe. Don’t worry – this isn’t a “10 things not to say” post. This is an explanation about something deeper. This is a glimpse into the side of adoption that doesn’t always show […]

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Imagine living month after month after month on an emotional roller coaster… hope, expectation, anticipation, and crushed dreams yet again. Imagine finally seeing a little plus sign after so many negatives. Imagine the dreams and plans you make. Imagine beginning to put together a nursery and picking out names. Then… Imagine leaving the maternity ward […]

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When this space gets quiet for a prolonged period of time you can bet it’s because elsewhere in my life has been anything but that. February has been a flurry of other writing assignments, speaking engagements, and traveling. I thought I’d share some of the fun things we’ve been up to in a quick recap… […]

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Last month I was featured in an article in WORLD magazine. (You can find it online here.) It was beautifully written by a sweet journalist I now call my friend. Bethany contacted me last winter to see if I was willing to be interviewed for an article she wanted to write about infertility and pregnancy […]

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Shame and fear. They often go together… afraid because you feel ashamed, or afraid if you open your mouth and admit to that thing that you will be shamed. And while they sometimes operate separately they almost always have the same effect – they silence the one they’re oppressing. They bully into hiding. And in […]

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