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Guilty & Ashamed

I begged, prayed, fundraised, spoke openly, saw multiple Doctors, took various medications (for 4+ years), was poked and prodded countless times. I wanted to be a Mommy. I wanted to be pregnant. I wanted everyone to understand our journey. I prayed and promised that IF I could have a baby, I’d never ask for anything […]

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My New Normal

When I was 17 years old, my husband (then serious boyfriend) and I were told by my OBGYN that due to my severe endometriosis, I would have serious problems getting pregnant, possibly never being able to bear children. We had come to terms with this, realizing that adoption may be the only way that we […]

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My New Normal

When I was 17 years old, my husband (then serious boyfriend) and I were told by my OBGYN that due to my severe endometriosis, I would have serious problems getting pregnant, possibly never being able to bear children. We had come to terms with this, realizing that adoption may be the only way that we […]

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My Dream

  All my life I dreamed of being a mom. When I was young I would play Barbies and Barbie and Ken would have kids (usually She-Ra and He-Man). I would play MASH and couldn’t wait to find out how many kids I was going to have. My own mom and I would fight and […]

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Infertility

Infertility…one of the hardest words to hear as a couple. It was definitely something that neither my husband or myself thought we would ever hear. My husband and I had decided we would wait a year after we were married before we would start to try to have kids. I was still fairly young at […]

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Hoping to be a Mom

Like many little girls, I have always wanted to be a mom. I can remember playing make believe as a child with my dolls, caring for them just as I saw my mom care for me, my brother, and sister. As a teenager I baby sat for many children, and when I began college I […]

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Kids For Sale…

I said it. Those words that once hurt so badly to hear, came out of my mouth. “These ones are for sale today!” Quickly, I looked for a way to redeem myself with an “I’m just teasing” and an uncomfortable laugh. How could I? Did I really just say that? I love my kids. I […]

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