After Levi was born, I was able to get his birth story typed and posted within 4 weeks of him being born. Let’s just say things are a little busier now! Not only do I have 2 kids to manage, but I haven’t been able to take a true maternity leave with her like I […]

January 17, 2018

I'm a Mommy!

Patiently Waiting | Abigail’s Birth Story

It is with my greatest pleasure to share with you the birth of our daughter, Abigail Mae; born on November 2, 2017 at 11:34am; weighing 7lb 3oz; measuring 19 1/4 inches. We are over the moon in love with this baby. No words can describe the love and gratefulness we feel to our birth mom. […]

November 14, 2017

I'm a Mommy!

Patiently Waiting | Introducing Abigail Mae

We are now just days away from Baby Sister joining our family! With November being National Adoption Month, I have had time to reflect on our waiting period of this adoption. I’ve had a lot of things said to me during this time, so today I am going to share to educate. And yes, if […]

October 30, 2017

Just for fun

Patiently Waiting | What Not to Say to Expecting Adoptive Mothers

Throughout this process of adoption, I am often asked if we have shared with Levi that we are adopting. This is not something I could keep from him, so we told him early on in the process that we were going to have baby sister join our family. He has been so excited and keeps […]

October 3, 2017

I'm a Mommy!

Patiently Waiting | Explaining Adoption to a 4 Year Old

I’ve been keeping a secret, but a really good one. WE ARE ADOPTING!!! I was approached by someone two months ago and asked if Joshua and I had ever considered adoption because there is a baby that is in need of a forever family that is due this fall. I told this person that we have […]

July 16, 2017

I'm a Mommy!

Patiently Waiting | Prayers Answered

In June, we officially hit the 2.5 year mark of trying for another baby. It’s weird to think it’s been that long since we started this journey. Never did I imagine the walk we would go through to have baby #2. After a year of trying for our second baby, we went to my OBGYN […]

June 27, 2017

I'm a Mommy!

Patiently Waiting | A Diagnosis

Last week, I was reading with Levi from his children’s Bible. We do this every morning and he has his favorite stories that we tend to read on a regular basis: David and Goliath, Joshua and the Wall (Battle of Jericho), and Baby Jesus. We don’t always get far into the New Testament with the […]

May 17, 2017

I'm a Mommy!

Patiently Waiting | Lazarus Moment

I’ll be honest, this past month was particularly hard emotionally for me in this waiting journey. I went from September to February not crying once over our journey and even found myself thankful for where we are. February came around and all of a sudden I find myself in this valley looking up, trying to […]

May 1, 2017

I'm a Mommy!

Patiently Waiting | Weeping While Rejoicing

I still remember two years ago when we were just two or three months into our infertility journey when I went and bought my first pregnancy test. I was in line at Target with Levi in tow and a few pregnancy tests. The lady in front of me saw me with the 15 month old […]

March 29, 2017

I'm a Mommy!

Patiently Waiting | Single Pink Line

This post has been on my heart for some time now, but I haven’t really had the time to sit down and write it, nor did I really have the words at the time to share this, so I waited until I felt like the Lord was giving me the words to share. If you’ve […]

March 2, 2017

It’s a family thing

Patiently Waiting | Dreams Deferred

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