Thank you for journeying with us through this (in)fertility blog. Doubtlessly, you will be hearing more about our son through the years on our blog site here, but this part of the journey has now transitioned and so we will pause the story here. If you have been reading regularly, you probably have picked up … Continue reading 53. Our (in)fertility journey final post.
"Russell you are a gift of God, Russell you're a miracle. Russell you are our son and we love you, Russell you're a gift of God." As I hold our son in our arms, I string together this prayer / expression of mystery and find myself singing these lines over and over again. I love … Continue reading 52. Lullabies
I ended up allowing the pressure of coming exams to push my confusing thoughts to the side and just focused on getting through the final few days. After my final exam I drove home and never actually saw any of those five guys again until the next September. Once at my parents, with no pressing … Continue reading Alan’s Hand part 2
It happened! Russell Jr. was born on a late summer's day. Waltzing into our arms as a six pound immeasurable treasure of cuteness and determination after being born at home. (We had felt while praying that we were to have a home birth and a way was made, even though I was in my 43rd … Continue reading 51. It happened!
“I don't understand, why are you allowing my room to get so small. It has been weeks like this and I liked to do the flips and fun dance moves. I thought you liked them too.” “Oh, I do,” said the Creator with a glow on His face. “Someday you will understand that I take … Continue reading 50. An ‘ug?
When I was in university studying engineering, there was a group of five of us that would get together regularly to pray. We would pray for each other, but usually we were praying that many people on our campus would discover the love of Jesus, allow him to transform their lives and discover their purpose … Continue reading Alan’s Hand part 1
Wow, it is hard to believe some mornings that I am on the home stretch of this pregnancy. But then I get on my feet and the reality of how I feel confirms it to me. Even with the uncomfortableness of these days, I feel incredibly blessed to be on this journey. Learning much from … Continue reading 49. Home Stretch
“You are a treasure. My treasure. You are worth more than one could ever count.” These words from the Creator placed such a warmth and security in Russell Jr's little heart, but he didn't really understand what “treasure” was. “PaPa. What is treasure? What is true treasure worth”. He cocked his head to one side … Continue reading 48. Treasure
When I was growing up, my church had a section where people could come to pray alone with God or have others pray with them. It was available after pretty much every gathering and it was called the "altar". For the first number of years as a Jesus follower my understanding of grace was skewed. … Continue reading Altar
Third Trimester Reality So Russell Jr. and I are in the third trimester. Woohoo. I have been amazed and feel incredibly blessed that my pregnancy has gone so well. The reality of the little guy inside is becoming increasingly obvious, as he even wakes me up at times with his fun. Russell Jr. moves a … Continue reading 47. Third Trimester