This page is where I share about my journey through infertility and adoption, and my heart for life. If you want it all to make sense, start at the top…which is at the bottom of the page. 🙂 I also share a part of our journey in this 27 minute radio interview: Shaler Radio Interview

We Have a Daughter!

I testified in court for the first time today. Laying my left hand on the Bible, raising my right hand, and facing the judge, I swore that what I was about to say would be the truth. I sat nervously in the witness box inside a small but full courtroom. The attorney...

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My Top 10 Favorite Adoption Books

For those praying about adoption, waiting for a placement, or already parenting children that have been adoption - learning all you can about this topic is so important. Over the years, I've read many books on the subject. So, I thought I would share some of my...

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The Battle

Since my last blog post, I’ve celebrated my wedding anniversary and my birthday. Both are wonderful reasons to celebrate, which I certainly did. My husband and I try to eat at Chili’s on our anniversary. If you’re not familiar with, it is somewhat of a TexMex...

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Waiting Well (Even When It’s Painful)

I’m really not the best person to write about waiting well. I mean, I get antsy waiting for people to finish eating their dinner when I’m ready for dessert. And that’s a mild example. I try and work on my patience, but when I’m tired or hungry or don’t feel well...

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Mother’s Day Get Away Fundraiser

Friends, family, and even strangers have been AMAZING in helping us raise funds for our adoption, and I could not be more excited about this next fundraiser! It’s a Mother’s Day Get Away!!! Here’s the how it works: For every $5 you donate (through our secure paypal...

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While We’re Waiting…

The car seat is bought, but sits in an empty room. The beautiful crib sits next to a matching changing table and dresser waiting to be put together. A jeep jogging stroller (that I’ll likely never actually JOG with, if we’re being honest) was gifted to us. A tiny...

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Are we REALLY Pro-Life?

As I scroll through my Twitter feed, one particular meme gives me pause. On the left side is a pregnant woman with three pro-lifers encouraging her to give her baby life. On the right side is the woman holding her baby with those same three people telling her to get...

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