Category Archives: Wise Beyond Struggles

Is Gender Selection For Us or Just for Fun?

Is Gender Selection For Us or Just for Fun?

When we adopted our son, we thought that was it when it came to having children in our family. We had been gifted this child by God and by this woman, his biological mother, and we were going to be a boy-centric family. Then I gave birth to our daughter and we were the familyRead More

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I am a Survivor of Suicide

I am a Survivor of Suicide

I always knew how my mom would die. From an early age she told me she would end her life, she always said it would be after she had grandchildren. It wasn’t anything morbid or weird to me, just a fact of life and something I knew would happen. I never questioned it. She LIVEDRead More

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Can Facebook Help Me Get Pregnant?

Can Facebook Help Me Get Pregnant?

I love Facebook. It is no secret. Recently, I wondered “Can Facebook help me get pregnant?” No, no, I’m not talking about finding sperm donors or black market fertility drugs. I wondered if I could use my local resources to help garnish the items needed to track my fertility and hopefully see that positive signRead More

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The Pregnancy Fire Drill

The Pregnancy Fire Drill

This fire drill happened a few months back. But it was definitely a fire drill for our family. Wait, what is that? Why is that happening now? I am seven days early in my cycle. OMG, is that implantation bleeding? No, it can’t be! The timing is not right. Where is my tracker……Sex on thisRead More

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Awesome Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Awesome Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK) and keeping within a theme dear to my heart, reading, I got to thinking about the book MLK wrote. Through a community marriage group that my husband and I used to attend, a friend of ours, Ray, once talked passionately about the book written by MartinRead More

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The 40 Year Gap

The 40 Year Gap

This is a continuation of my journey through the thoughts, feelings and experiences contemplating adding a third child to our family. My initial post provides a glimpse into the reality and the joke of this question for our family. If I have a third baby….we will have 40 years between us. I feel pretty awesomeRead More

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Are you going to have another baby?

Are you going to have another baby?

“So are you going to have another baby?” This seems to be the question that people ask right after you have a child. This question can bring up lots of emotions if you struggled to have the child you are holding in your arms. Having dealt with infertility and losses, adoption and having a rainbowRead More

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Jayden’s Journey

Jayden’s Journey

We welcome another guest blogger, Tricia, share her story about her son, Jayden, as a premature baby for National Prematurity Month. Waking up in the middle of the night with contractions is scary for any first time mom, but it can be numbing when you are only 34 weeks pregnant. I woke my husband upRead More

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How I became a Mom to my Baby in an Incubator

How I became a Mom to my Baby in an Incubator

Okay, we all know the amazing benefits of skin to skin/ kangaroo care, but what do you do to bond with and help your baby when you can’t hold him? That’s the agonizing position we were in. As I said before, CC was ventilated for the first nine weeks of his life which meant weRead More

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Our Adoption Story Part 2

Our Adoption Story Part 2

I loved sharing the first part of our adoption story. Reading the words and feeling the emotions again have been the highlight of this month, National Adoption Month. I am also very grateful to be featured on Dallas Mom’s Blog and discussing Love for a Child: Overcoming the Fear of Adoption. Here is the second partRead More

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