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 ...

Elizabeth’s Hope

In April, Dan and I miscarried our second baby, Lil Bit. (You can read Lil Bit's story here.) We  spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how to "mark" Lil Bit's due date.  After much discussion, we decided to head out of town to see a Broadway style show called "The Miracle of Christmas". Just as it sounds, the show ...

Kid’s List

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Food, family and football... what can go wrong!? In recent years, after we eat, we have sat down as a family and reflected over the past year. After a little reflection, each of us takes a turn listing all the things we are thankful for from the past year. In ...

Lil Bit’s Story

On the morning of March 8, 2017, I took a pregnancy test and nearly screamed... I was pregnant. I wanted to shout from the rooftops and dance in the streets. I couldn't believe it. Pregnant after a long wait. Pregnant after doctors said it couldn't happen. I immediately downloaded a pregnancy app, and learned that ...

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