God’s Promise of Ezra

Our Pastors sent us this beautiful Gardenia and planter last month. It's so beautiful and fits in perfectly in the garden house. This second loss has been tough in different ways. It’s not a small thing when your church family leans into relationship in the tough seasons. Miscarriage is sometimes a topic that is not … Continue reading God’s Promise of Ezra

Pregnancy After Loss

***Trigger Warning: Miscarriage Mentioned*** Something 2020 taught me was the true meaning of flourishing with God. For me, flourishing with God is to become deeply rooted, established, and immovable in every season. When we lost our daughter in March to incompetent cervix and delivered her stillbirth at 18 weeks, 5 days, I meant it when … Continue reading Pregnancy After Loss

What We Learn As We Wait on God’s Healing

I was wishing for a fresh bouquet of flowers today but decided to make the best of what I had at home. I made this bouquet of flowers from an old arrangement and foliage in the yard. Only 3 roses and baby’s breath lasted from an old bouquet so I added fern cuttings from my … Continue reading What We Learn As We Wait on God’s Healing

Chronic Hope Part 5: The Eye of the Storm

If I were to be completely honest, I felt a lot of fear about joining Nancy’s Nook. I mean, if this group helped so many women, why was it still just a facebook group? Typically, you should be able to trust your doctors before strangers in facebook groups so I was skeptical of these “specialists” … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part 5: The Eye of the Storm

Chronic Hope Part Four: The Rising Flood Waters

There it was in Jacquita’s handwriting, almost leaping off the page to get my attention. I could feel my heart beating out of my chest and the hairs on the back of my neck standing at full attention. I immediately wrote down 1 Peter 5:10 in several different places to remind me to keep the … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Four: The Rising Flood Waters

Chronic Hope Part Three: Torrential Downpour

I awakened to the sound of my alarm at 4am reminding me that today is surgery day. For everyone else it was just a typical Monday but for me it was the day I was going to find out if I can have children; it was the day that I would find out if I … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Three: Torrential Downpour

Chronic Hope Part Two: The Raging Storm

As usual January 1st, 2017 came and went in the blink of an eye. In the first 2 months of switching to a whole foods plant based diet I felt wonderful. For starters the weight began to fall off even though we weren’t completely whole food plant based yet. What I mean by that is … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Two: The Raging Storm

Chronic Hope Part One: The Calm Before The Storm

The last few years have been challenging to say the least. It has taken me a while to get to this place of sharing my journey with both endometriosis and interstitial cystitis. Most of all it’s been an emotionally difficult experience grappling with the threat of infertility. At a time when we hoped to be … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part One: The Calm Before The Storm

Chronic Hope Medical Definitions Cheat Sheet

It occurred to me while writing this Chronic Hope series that I have a good understanding of endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, and pelvic floor dysfunction but you may not. I don’t want to bombard you with medical terms and definitions throughout the series. Instead, I would like to make this post a safe place to view … Continue reading Chronic Hope Medical Definitions Cheat Sheet

Chronic Hope Series: My battle with Endometriosis

At last the time has come for me to start sharing my endometriosis story. It’s been 2 years since I last wrote in the blog and I have to say that I have missed writing! In the past I have started writing my story several times but life kept getting in the way. These past … Continue reading Chronic Hope Series: My battle with Endometriosis