To my husband on this Father’s Day, all I can say is, “thank you”. Thank you for loving me despite my faults, & being patient as we wait for our miracle. To my husband & all the husbands out there who are courageously standing by their wives as they battle infertility….Happy Father’s Day to you. ‘Daddies In Waiting’ are just as important and special as ‘Mommies In Waiting’. Here’s my salute to you…
Just this past Memorial Day weekend, my hubby and I were heading up to Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bravaria. We go up every year for their Annual Dog Bowl & Balloon Festival (which I’ll share with you in blog posts soon). I had noticed on Instagram that the Hello Kitty Cafe was going to be at a local mall that day, and lo and behold, it just so happened to be on our route up north. So, we packed our bags, got in the car, and began our adventure up north for the weekend.
The plan was to make a quick stop at the mall, buy some macaroons from the glorious hot pink van, & be on our way. But boy, our day turned out entirely different than our perfectly planned excursion…
Today I’d love to share with you our infertility journey. This journey is still ongoing, as we are still waiting for our “little blessings”. Although, our journey has been a long one (7+ years), we have learned so many amazing lessons along the way.
If you are in the process of “trying” to have a baby, or are knee-deep in fertility treatments, we understand what you’re going through. The process can be intrusive, unromantic, & extremely stressful.
Here’s our infertility journey including all the personal details that I know you’d be interested in (wink wink!), plus 7 Ways To Get Pregnant Naturally including some of my favorite fertility products. So, here goes…
Mother’s Day is a beautiful time of year. It’s a time when we come together to honor the ladies in our life that made us into the people we are today. It’s a wonderful time of celebration and thankfulness.
However, for some women, this time can be filled with feelings of failure and grief as we are reminded of the very thing that we lack but so desperately desire….to be a mother.
Today I’d like to speak to you Mommy’s At Heart for a minute. I’d like to encourage those of you today that long to be a mother so bad you feel it in your very core.
Here’s what I’d like to share with you today….
Going through difficulties in our life is inevitable. Coping during these deep, dark, life-altering days that change us forever, and learning to embrace our unique story, is the purpose of life, right? I’ve been through times like that, and had days when I thought I couldn’t go on. Today, I’d like to encourage you to embrace your story, even when it hurts by acknowledging your emotions; choosing grace over guilt; and walking in faith & hope.
Do you ever wonder what your purpose is? What you were put on earth to do and be? I wholeheartedly believe that we all are given special talents and gifts that can be used to help others. But, what do we do when we are at a loss for how to live with purpose, and focus on our goals and ambitions? Lets explore this together, and take a journey to find our “why”.
Last year (2015), was what I consider to be my “Bucket List Busting Year”. After suffering a miscarriage the year before after 5 long years of infertility, I was approaching 2015 thinking it was going to be one of the worst years of my life. The constant reminders of what could have been were always on my mind.
I thought I would spend most of that year caught up in pregnancy reminders from apps on my phone, & devastated at every Thursday that passed as I counted down the weeks to my impending “almost” due date, July 4th.
Instead, much to my surprise, I had one of the best years of my life thanks to the Grace of God and the prayers of family and friends.
My Journey to Mommyhood has been long and hard. Patience, after all, is not one of my virtues. (Clearly God is trying to teach me a lesson on that!) 😉
But, one thing I’ve learned along the way, is not to put things off for your fertility…
Hi! Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! Pull up a comfy chair, grab your caramel macchiato, latte, mocha…whatever caffeinated goodness you love…and join me on this exciting journey.
My name is Stephanie and I can pretty much guarantee you’ll never see me without a Starbucks coffee in hand. I am a self proclaimed
“Starbucks Addict & Pinterest Fanatic”