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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

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

Giving birth to Eleanor Grace

December 27th, 2016|3 Comments

Ok friends ... A few things to note before you dive in: - Grab a cup of coffee (or tea, whatever's your thing), and get cozy. I plan to be verbose in this post, and

I am 1 in 4

October 13th, 2016|10 Comments

I am your friend. Your coworker. Your barista. Your accountant. Your personal trainer.   You see me at the grocery store with my kids. My baby swaddled up to my chest, my two older kids hanging off

My victory cry

September 24th, 2016|2 Comments

This morning as I made pancakes, I put on a show I never thought I would watch. A show called One Born Every Minute. It’s a “documentary” showcasing 2-3 couples during labor & delivery. Not

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when building a family is just a little bit complicated