A Little Monday Coffee Talk + A GIVEAWAY!!!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Monday, friends!  Let'e pretend it's warmer weather here and I was tan like the above photo haha!  Speaking of weather, it's supposed to get pretty severe here starting in the afternoons--I'm talking tornadic activity, hail, strong winds, so let's hope it doesn't!  Make sure you read to the bottom for the giveaway!

So if we were to sit down and have a cup of coffee together, here are a few things I'd want us to chat about...

Infertility is the biggest thing on my mind right now.  I shared this article on FB last week entitled "God, Why Won't You Fulfill Our Desire for Children?"  Reading articles like this always come at a much needed time in my life and serve as a source of encouragement.  This article reminded me that God is always good.  And to remember that God isn't good because of what he does, but because of WHO he is.  Because by nature I am a sinner, I often want God to just hurry up and give us children because children are a good gift (Psalm 127:3)!  But I remind myself that God has given us this season of life and I pray that I don't waste it and that He is glorified.

And I realized that two years ago this month was when I started my first fertility drug.  To say that my body is exhausted and that I am weary is an understatement.  I've had a really hard time lately in dealing with a lot of different things--I try to remain positive, but I do have hard days.  My transfer is within a month and I'm asking that y'all pray for us.  I'm not going to be specific on any dates, but I would really appreciate your prayers.

Okay now onto a topic that isn't quite as sad ha!  I went Easter dress shopping this weekend and ended up buying a dress on Sunday that I tried on on Saturday.  I should have just bought it Saturday, but it was the first one I tried on and I wanted to go to other stores to see if I could find something better.  Please tell me you've done that before 🙈  I found the cutest romper that isn't appropriate for Easter but would be perfect for our beach trip this summer

This romper would look so cute with wedges out to eat one night!  I didn't get it, but hopefully soon!

My mom has come up with a new business venture for me and I actually think I like it haha!  I'm going to do trial runs on my sister and my mom, and if I think it's possible, then I'll start advertising.  I know that's so vague, and if I were reading someone else's blog who said that, I'd really want to know.  I promise I'll let y'all know either way soon!

And now for the giveaway!!!
I came across Chelsea Sobolik  last fall on Twitter after Russell Moore tweeted that he just finished the forward to her upcoming book Longing for Motherhood.  Now, I trust what Russell Moore tweets because I know he is a solid Believer who has solid doctrine and theological beliefs, and obviously the title was intriguing to me.  This was right before our last egg retrieval, so I started following Chelsea and saw that her book was set to release March 6.  Fast forward to the end of January, and she held a contest to receive a free copy of her book when it released--and I won!  When she emailed me to let me know, we started talking and I mentioned my blog and so she kindly sent me an extra copy to give to someone else struggling with childlessness.

So here's what I'm going to do...

Email me at nominating a friend, family member, coworker, yourself, or anyone you know who is struggling with childlessness and who needs a book to remind her to trust in God during this season of sorrow.  I will choose someone on Friday!


  1. Just prayed for yalls tranfer!! I hate fertility problems, but I love that article you shared!! Such a good reminder that God is always good despite our circumstances!! Can’t wait to hear about your new business venture!! Have a great week!!

  2. So excited to hear your new business venture. Love the dress and I do that all the time think I'll fid something I like better, then go back to my fist pick! You know you have sooo many prayers from me, I know how hard this is, I do and I am inspired by your continued positive outlook even when it'd be so easy to be negative!! Glory to God, this is a season and I do believe the best is yet to be my friend!! HUGS!! snd more HUGS!!

  3. That romper is so darn cute on you!!! And isn't it funny how certain things can happen, or certain articles like that come along just when you need them?!

  4. Praying for you guys as you do your next transfer!

    Love the dress and also LOVE that wallpaper in the dressing room! So, so pretty!

  5. Sending you lots of prayers for your transfer and all the positive vibes your way! ON a side note - that romper dress is just perfect!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. My heart breaks for all that you have been through the past few years. I love how solid your faith (and theology) is through the trials and find your blog to be a source of encouragement! God is good even when our circumstances are not.

    I went to a conference this past weekend where Katherine Wolfe spoke -- not fertility related but definitely applies to whenever life doesn't turn out the way we hoped / planned. I highly encourage you to read her book, Hope Heals.

    Also I will be praying for your transfer!

  7. Praying for you and the transfer. I can't imagine how hard this season is, and you have such a positive outlook on things. Hang in there!

  8. Sweet prayers for your next transfer!

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey as well, I truly appreciate your raw honesty and admire your strong faith through it all!

    P.S. that romper is CUTE ;)

  9. Sarah, I have been praying for you for so long and I will keep on praying until you have that sweet baby in your arms.

    And I can't wait to hear what your next business venture is! It sounds exciting, though! Y'all stay safe today! And make all that weather head north so we don't get it, too, like we're supposed to! EEK!

  10. I'm so excited to hear what this business announcement is!! I'm a sucker for vague posts, haha. Love the dress and romper...I think blues should be your signature color. Continued prayers coming your way in the coming weeks!

  11. I can't wait to hear about your business venture! Thinking about you. I am prematurely worried, as I'm not even in a relationship yet, about infertility because it runs in my family. Sending prayers & positive thoughts your way.

  12. I am sending you so much love after reading this - I sure do hope that God answers your prayers soon. And a new business venture?! How fun! Also - LOVE LOVE LOVE Lilly prints!! :)

  13. OKAY YOU HAVE TO SHARE YOUR BUSINESS IDEA!! Haha we are blog readers and nosy! LOL! Hope you share soon! You sound excited, which makes ME excited to hear! Love your drive to always try so many new things! It's fun to read about!

  14. Sending happy thoughts your way.

  15. Prayers for a successful transfer! Love that romper, too. I have a Lilly gift card I need to cash in. That would be perfect!

  16. You know I'm sending LOTS and LOTS of prayers you guys' way!! I know the wait is hard and SUPER emotional, but hang in there. I'm always here if you need to talk/vent/cry/scream etc!
    I'm super intrigued about your business venture!!

  17. Love that romper!! Adorable! Will continue to pray for you and your journey. I hope you have found a community of people that provide you support in comfort. It's such a hard thing to bear alone, I think (based on my friends' experiences). Hugs to you as you continue waiting.


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