Our Journey to Adoption

Hands holding yellow adoption journalAdoption has always had a very special place in my heart because my very best friend, who I’ve known my entire life, is adopted. But, it was never something we thought we would pursue. We just thought we’d grow our family in the “normal” way- get pregnant, have baby, wait a few years, get pregnant again, and have another baby. But God had other plans for us. Continue reading

We’re Adopting

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I am so excited to share the news that we are adopting. My husband and I are both terrible at keeping secrets, but we are also feeling like God is calling us to be transparent with this next step in our journey to grow our family, just as we have been through our miscarriages. Continue reading

It was a Girl and Her Name is Faith | The Story of our Fourth Miscarriage

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After our third miscarriage, I made a sweeping declaration that there was no way we’d be trying to get pregnant anytime soon. It was too hard and I couldn’t do it. But, God had another plan for us. I heard Him telling me to try again; I felt Him changing my heart and my mind, opening me up to the possibility of being pregnant again. And on August 8, 2018,┬áthat possibility became the reality when we saw our fourth positive pregnancy test.

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Cilantro-Lime Turkey Burgers from Coconuts & Kettlebells

Cilantro Lime Turkey Burgers from the Coconuts and Kettlebells Cookbook | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

We live a ways off post at our current duty station so my husband has about a 40 minute drive home after work every night. And since he’s not good at being by himself, he feels the need to call me on his way home so he doesn’t get bored. Gosh, I love that man. Continue reading