The largest bull moose I had ever seen strolled out from between our tents and stared at me. It was beautiful, but I knew the stats. Moose were responsible for more deaths in Canada than any other animal, many of them because curious campers didn't respect them enough to give them the space they deserved. … Continue reading Rusty’s 3rd Bee Story – Part 2
When we were introduced to the Embryo Adoption process we were told about two embryos in particular that had been waiting a LONG time and been passed over by many couples. They didn't know for sure why these two had been waiting so long but figured it might have something to do with not having … Continue reading 14. Heartache … again
We were told in July 2016 that we might be pregnant within a few months, if everything lined up. However, that was not our journey. I had our adoption profile book done within a couple weeks of the application process, but our medical files and other necessary files to go forward with embryo adoption were … Continue reading 13. Delays
The following summer I went on a canoe trip with three friends. We were three days into a seven day canoe trip exploring one of the river and lake systems in Algonquin park. I had never been as far away from “civilization” before. I don't remember us seeing another human being in over a day. … Continue reading Rusty’s 3rd Bee Story – Part 1
A little later, I felt prompted to go to a website of Focus on the Family pertaining to adoption – “Waiting to Belong”. I had gone there four years ago and nothing clicked, but this time I went to the bottom of the page and saw a couple sentences about ... “What is Embryo Adoption? … Continue reading 12. Embryo Adoption?
I decided to have a big party for my 40th, I felt loved and celebrated. Although, the children that we were working with and cared deeply about were growing up, new opportunities seemed to be opening up internationally and we started traveling more. We had finally allowed ourselves to embrace our grief journey and accepted … Continue reading 11. Birthday Present?
It was approximately ten years between my first bee sting and my second. During that time, despite God proving himself faithful in my first allergic reaction, my fear of bees had just kept getting larger and larger. In fact a year before my second sting it had grown to the point where I asked my … Continue reading Rusty’s 2nd Bee Story
As Alex mentioned earlier, one of my great regrets is when I stemmed her grief after our miscarriage. I had heard stories from a mentor of loss after loss due to a medical condition and tried to copy the way that he and his wife had come to deal with their losses. Looking back on … Continue reading 10. Grief
Six years had passed and nothing had changed, they felt stuck and restless at times, but His presence always brought them back to a place of peace. When their home had changed and the big freeze had come they had stopped growing and even feeling movement from place to place had ceased. They didn't know … Continue reading 9. Waiting
Ultimately I'll just be telling my story and trying to point to His enoughness, how He is the pearl that is worth any cost. Speaking of my story. I woke up before the end of the song they had been singing when I fell asleep. I felt different. I ran my fingers over my face … Continue reading Rusty’s 1st Bee Story – Part 5