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I used to think being a mom would come naturally to me. Turns out, building my family is just a wee bit more complicated than I hoped.

My story is not always pretty, but it is raw and real, truthful and transparent. And in the midst of infertility, foster parenting, adoption and loss, God’s grace always shows up and gets me through. (Well, that and coffee. A lot of coffee.) Welcome to my beautiful, complicated life. I’m so happy to have you along.

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Recent Posts

A letter to my postpartum self

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear postpartum body of mine, Most of the time, I start letters with something like, "You know, it's been awhile since we talked ..." Except that would be a lie. I talk to you all

The Domino

February 27th, 2017|1 Comment

 Some people have said that we are resilient. That we have persisted, and held on to hope. The truth is ... Last year at this time I was ready to call it quits. I asked

I don’t do mom’s groups

February 24th, 2017|1 Comment

This morning was mom's group.  It's my mid-week sanctuary. A little splice of time I which I need to contribute nothing to anyone --- just soak in sweet  coversation with my friends, escape from parenting

If this is what it means to be great — you can have it back

January 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear baby,  You are sleeping here, peacefully in my arms.  I look at you, and I know how precious you are. That's what we mamas do best right? We see the value in our children,

5 things you should never to say to a woman whose baby has died

January 27th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 things you should never to say to a woman whose baby has died

Tonight, I went to our local chapter of M.E.N.D -- a pregnancy loss support meeting. And you know what? People are saying the same old ignorant, hurtful things to women having a pregnancy loss as

What love does when you’re afraid

December 30th, 2016|0 Comments

This post was written back in May ... But as I was sorting through my draft file, I found this little gem, and realized I'm working through all of this love/fear/faith stuff now more than

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when building a family is just a little bit complicated