with Guest Blogger | Michelle Bushard "It’s easy to write this now, after three years of healing, but at the time it seemed unbearably hard to let go of my desires. It's what I needed, though, in order to lovingly walk alongside another human, no matter the outcome. What I learned in those 12 months … Continue reading For this child I prayed…and also their birth family
Small Moments, Big Conversations
Small Moments, Big Conversations: Intro "To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try."Rosa Parks The last couple weeks have been HEAVY. I don't know a better way to say it, but even though heavy is heavy, I hope you're feeling it. … Continue reading Small Moments, Big Conversations
Writing [THE] Letter
“It is my prayer for you that the significance of these words you’re about to write encourages you more than it overwhelms you. This truly is your chance to be Jesus – to speak life louder than shame, to honor the bravery of this woman, to acknowledge her sacrifice in choosing life, and introduce yourselves to her.“That 7 years of marriage could cause so much pain, love, and growth.
Always Meant to Be This Way
My husband, Marcus, and I just celebrated our seven year anniversary. While sitting down to watch our wedding video, I was flooded with memories of that time in our lives. Within two months, we got married, graduated, and moved to St. Louis from Iowa for my husband to begin his four year residency as an OB/GYN. We were so excited to begin our lives together as a married couple, and I could only see a bright hope for our future. how little did I know That 7 years of marriage could cause so much pain, love, and growth.
Guilt Wrapped in Grace
Guest Blogger | Haley Ingleston To the mamas out there fighting to find freedom in the midst of their struggle, this one’s for you. To the mama that can’t seem to find contentment, I see you. To the mama crying over the unending guilt taking over her life, I’ve been you. To the mama that … Continue reading Guilt Wrapped in Grace
Love that is Fought For
I pretty much cried my way through the first nine months of my second daughter’s life. I’m just going to jump right in and admit that. I’ve been sitting on her story for almost two years now – longing to tell it, but not knowing how to do it justice; not sure how to invite you into the beautiful glory of something that was simultaneously so painful.
OUR STORY | Why We Want(ed) to Adopt
Telling an expectant mama the story of why couples long to adopt is one of my favorite parts of creating a custom profile. It's rich and beautiful and so, so different every time. I really believe there is something invaluable in encouraging hopeful parents to remember why they're here and allowing expectant mamas to see … Continue reading OUR STORY | Why We Want(ed) to Adopt
When God Speaks
WHEN GOD SPEAKS by Angela Dekkers When God calls you to sometime, do you obey Him or do you question? Do you listen to Him or do you ignore? Seems like an easy answer, right? But can I admit something to you? I am guilty of latter. When God called my husband [Jim] and I … Continue reading When God Speaks
He is Hers, and He is Mine
by Judy Hoppe Every love story is beautiful, but ours will always be one of my favorite. When I was a little girl, I would lock the bathroom door and climb up the rungs of the bathroom drawers. There on the cool bathroom counter, I would perch myself, cross legged, and stare at my reflection … Continue reading He is Hers, and He is Mine
To the One Who Made Me a Mom
"And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, "Oh, there you are. I've been looking for you..."— Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You It's okay. You can scroll back up and look at those captivating eyes one more time, if you'd like. I know I would. [I may be biases, but … Continue reading To the One Who Made Me a Mom