For These Children I Have Prayed

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While Matt and I have not experienced infertility anywhere near the level of so many of our friends, we did experience a tiny taste of it. It took us a little over two years to get pregnant the first time. And while I was not thankful for it at the time, I really am thankful we went through that now. I think if I didn’t experience that pain of the waiting period, then I wouldn’t be as earnest to pray for the infertile as I am now. Continue reading

Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

The Cost of Embryo Adoption {The Final Tally}

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Now that all of the adoption and embryo transfer fees are behind us for this adoption, I thought I’d post about all the costs involved, and the total amount we ended up paying.

This information was difficult for me to find (other than the estimates that the adoption agency provided) when we were looking into embryo adoption for the first time a few years ago, so hopefully this will be helpful to you if you’re considering embryo adoption. Continue reading

Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

That’s No Moon…It’s a Baby!

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update, but I certainly have some news:

Our second embryo transfer was successful, and we’re expecting a little Kieklak to arrive around May the Fourth!

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Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

The Road Goes Ever On and On

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After the unbelievably loving response that I got from Tuesday’s post, I have to start this post with a thank you to my readers! I can’t count the messages, comments, texts, and emails that I got from you guys, all sending prayers our way. It just goes to show that I wasn’t kidding about that Romans 12:15 stuff, you guys have that verse written on your hearts.

I thought that now would be a good time to let you guys know some more specific ways you can be praying for us during this next step of our adoption.  Continue reading

Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

Adoption Bake Sale

adoption bake saleThis past Sunday, Cara organized a bake sale at our church here in Louisville to raise money for our adoption – isn’t she the sweetest? Tons of ladies spent their weekend baking up a storm to pull it off. Steve and I were so overwhelmed by all the baked goods!

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Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.