Category: Hope

The Year We’re Rooting For

In November 2014, Dan and I decided to pick a word to embrace in 2015. We had never picked a word of the year, but we felt like it would be a fun tradition to start. When we choose the word "Brave" for 2015, I immediately expected that we were going to get pregnant and ...

The Best Birthday I Didn’t Want to Have

Yesterday I turned 32. However, it wasn't without protest. All of my life I have LOVED my birthday. I have always loved the idea of being a princess for a day. Give me a crown and a coffee and take me on an adventure! I love gifts and quality time, so my birthday has always ...

Exciting News

I have shared in the past how important community is to me. I truly believe when we feel lonely, it's easier for the enemy to sneak in and whisper lies to our heart. It's important to surround ourselves with people who can encourage us. God created us for community. In February 2016, I joined an ...

Hope When It Hurts

I have always loved Christmas, however the first Christmas after losing our first baby was incredibly difficult.  We lost Trudy in July 2013, and by December I was a wreck. I was in a very dark place, but I wasn't dealing with it. My heart hurt deep, but I didn't feel like I could show ...

Never Forgotten

This past weekend, I was honored to speak at a Women's Christmas Luncheon at Westside Assembly of God. I grew up at Westside, so it felt a little like going home. It was so good to see so many faces that I haven't seen in years. I shared a bit about our journey with delayed fertility ...