Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Special Items Just for You

For more information about National Infertility Week, check out this link:

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, we found a few special items just for you on one of our favorite online shopping sites~Etsy! You can find anything fun to serious for those special moments during your time of waiting.
Babydust Luck Charm:
Worth the Wait Print:
Eventually Necklace:
Mommy and Daddy's Answered Prayers Onesie:
How to Pray Through Infertility, Adoption, Foster Care, Waiting:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Funny Video about NOT to Say to Adoptive Parents

I noticed the following video making it's rounds on Facebook and finally sat and watched it.  Sooo funny and LOVE that this family takes the time to not just poke fun at a serious subject, but then educates on behalf of families everywhere with correct verbage!  Check it our and tell us what you think!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Let Go

Let Go.  
Just Let Go.....

*Of stating that you are infertile
*Of saying that you "will never be parents"
*Of being sad, negative, spiteful when others get pregnant
*Of avoiding the baby aisle at Target
*Of taking it out on your mate-give each other a break
*Of being logical
*Of creating excuses NOT to attend your friends and families baby showers
*Of avoiding babies-the world is full of them

Let Go.
Just Let Go....And....

*Pray to Papa-God about your fertility
*Start saying how wonderful your going to be as a mother or father
*Cry happy tears because your friend or family member is having a baby!!!
*Look at all the adorable baby items you will have to buy at Target
*Go on a date with your mate-you BOTH deserve it!
*Sometime you need a good cry.  Then go out for ice cream!
*Attend those baby showers, they will remember if you didn't when your time comes
*Love the babies in your life. Hold them and give them all the life and love you can muster-You will want others to do that for your babe.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Maintaining "Romance" While Waiting

The following is a tag-team approach to writing this blog post.

Kassandra~We are sitting on the couch, side by side, writing this post after a discussion we had last night about "Romance." Well, it wasn't really a discussion, it was more like me saying "When was the last time you romanced me?" and him answering, "When was the last time you romanced me?" I laughingly replied, "Oh, it's on" and with the gauntlet thrown down, I laid in bed for an hour staring into the dark and scheming at how I was going to "romance" my man.

Nick~The Mrs. asked me last night when the last time I romanced her was. So, I turned around and asked her the same thing.  Today, I got flowers at work....perhaps this is the problem? We romance each other the way we want to be romanced.  Flowers are nice, so should I send her a t-bone at work?
Even after ten years of marriage, it isn't really the way we end up romancing each other, it's the fact that we take time too romance each other.  Waiting for baby, going through the heartache of infertility, and the pain of procedures tends to take the romance right out of a relationship.  Which is why it is so important to check in with each other every once in awhile.  Even though flowers were sent and a steak would have been preferred, it is the opportunity to see that one is making the effort to maintain the relationship despite the ups and downs we face together.

Here is a list of idea's we came up with together to help you and your significant other maintain "romance" in your  relationship while waiting:
  • Send flowers~To Him OR Her~at work, they will be the talk of the water cooler!
  • Make your loves favorite meal AND take care of the dishes!
  • Leave your wife/husband a steamy message on the bathroom mirror
  • Fill-Up your significant others gas tank as well as their LOVE tank
  • 5 minute massages go a long way....
  • Write each other a love letter
  • Buy your sweet their favorite treat and share
  • Dress up and go out for a night on the town
  • Take a walk around the neighborhood-holding hands
  • Bust out those furry handcuffs that you got from your pre-wedding party. You never know if you'll wind up in fits of laughter with your best friend or having your best friend try them on!  Let's remember how much fun sex is!
  • Lastly, pray together.  First and foremost this has been the glue that has kept us together.  We pray every night with each other and we always know the other is lifting us up throughout the day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Encourage The People In Your Life

Throughout the last 10 years, we have been each other's constant companions and champions.  We have lifted each other up with kind words and fervent prayers.  There has been many who have come along side us and encourage us with their own ways as well.  These small acts of kindness are what have brought us through several surgeries, countless doctors appointments, and very low moments in our story.  With the help of several friends and their creative ideas, we have put together a list of encouraging ways to help those in your life who may be going through similar times.
  • Send a card.  Everyone loves getting mail, especially if it isn't medical bills!!!
  • Bring a meal. There are many moments where one cannot fathom the idea of cooking.
  • Set-up a date night for the couple, movie tickets, gift card to a restaurant, etc.
  • Prepare several days of encouraging words, verses, inside a decorated box or jar.
  • Bake a dozen cookies or a batch of muffins!
  • Find ways to support the family financially through monetary gifts or gift cards.
  • Set-up a Boys/Girls night out to help the couple let loose!!!
  • Create a basket of calming trinkets of lavender, massage oils, candles, etc. 
  • Pray for the family AND let them know your praying!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

"Let Hope In"-Bashtas Story

This story of healing for the Bashtas breaks through on The Invisible in the song "Let Hope In," which expresses Daniel's literal, spiritual devastation of infertility and the miracles that sprang out of this desert. Song after song, the album gives voice to the faith of a generation willing to open the door for the miraculous, redemptive work of God to infiltrate everything.