These photos are a dream that came true. A surreal moment of Hope. This onesie caused a lot of hard tears but now I smile big.
Motherhood for me: a medical needs mama, a foster mama, an adoptive mama, a mama of an angel baby from an ectopic pregnancy, a mama that struggled with years of infertility.
For some, my road seems messy. Looking back, the timing was always right. My infertility struggles led me to an adoption- an unbelievable gift and truly beautiful piece of our family story.
Did you know that an elephant is pregnant for 2 years and a typical baby elephant weighs approximately 265 pounds? Their wait is long because the end result is mighty.
– When your Hope feels small, Carry on.
– Don’t fear a shift in Hope.
– Trust the wait.
– Embrace the Uncertainty.
My family is very different from what I envisioned. The other day I asked my husband, “When we were 17 did you think our story would ever include long distance through college, an ectopic pregnancy, our first child being diagnosed with a terminal brain disease, years of infertility, being foster parents, and being adoptive parents?” A child with a terminal illness, an adoption, and years of infertility were not on our vision board; however, the outcome of our family is SO MUCH BETTER than the original dreams! We are a family truly built on love even through the hardest and wavering times. The hard times allow you to cherish the good times even more.
I share this raw part of my life to bring Hope to other couples struggling with infertility.
During infertility awareness week, please pray for all the waiting mothers and couples. And please share this story of Hope.
“Even when your Hope feels like it’s fading- just remember that even elephants start out small.”