Monday, July 30, 2012


Words cannot fully express how much I have enjoyed blogging over the years. It's been a wonderful outlet for me, a way to keep our loved ones updated on our family, and a terrific record of things I otherwise might have forgotten. And, a quite unexpected blessing was the friends I made from around the globe through it. When I first started blogging, thought only a few friends and family members would read it but over time, the IF sisterhood brought us together and I made many new friends. Through the gift of technology, we have been able to be each other's cheerleaders, prayer warriors, and burden-sharers through this walk that no one ever expects to be on.

A situation has arisen that has caused our family to suffer greatly. I don't think it's appropriate for me to share the details here, but I can assure you that my husband, our son, and I are all safe and healthy. However, due to the situation that has arisen, I feel it is in the best interests of our family to discontinue blogging. Some of you know what's going on and the only thing I will say is to ask you to pray for and think kindly of everyone involved.

I have deleted everything here except my list of blogs on the side so that I can continue to follow you. Those who don't know me in real life, if you would prefer I do not follow or link to your blog since I now and not sharing anything of our family, please let me know. I completely understand. I don't know if my departure from the blogging world is permanent or temporary. Right now, I have no plans to resume blogging, here or anywhere.

Thank you to everyone who has read once or many times over the years. Thank you for praying for us. Thank you for offering encouragement, or admonishment, or a listening ear. Thank you for celebrating with us, for mourning with us, for waiting with us, for walking with us. I appreciate each and every one of you.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8

PS: It has come to my attention that some people have become involved on our behalf. As much as I love you for your loyalty, please do not get involved. I don't want to make a bad situation worse or cause more hurt. Please, just pray for every person affected by this.


  1. I will miss hearing about your precious family... I will be praying for everyone involved when God brings it to mind. I can only imagine the emotions you all must be dealing with. Thank you for being such an encouragement with your blog in my EA journey!

  2. Thank you for sharing up until now. I will miss hearing about your family and your beautiful Matthew. I followed you because you are a fellow Embryo adoption family and I like to be able to see and hear about other families similar to ours (even though I am not a blogger). I hope this trying time passes quickly and you can move forward growing your family and enjoying all life's blessings.

  3. I was sad to see this update as your blog was one of the very first ones I found when I was searching for anything and everything I could find relating to embryo adoption. I will miss your updates about your family and pray that God's blessing flow over you abundantly in the days and years to come.

  4. I agree with Diane~ you were one of the first blogs I started reading when we were researching Embryo Adoption. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. We will definitely miss you. I truly hope you will resume blogging sometime down the road so we can all catch up! Praying for you!

  5. I am sorry to hear this. Your blog has been very inspirational to me, as it was the first EA blog I had seen. I had never even heard of EA before your blog and because of you I hope to be an EA mommy someday. I enjoyed reading how wonderful and positive your experience was! Best of luck!

  6. Like Diane and Ashley, your blog informed and encouraged me as I began my EA journey. I've enjoyed anticipating Matthew's arrival and watching him grow. I've appreciated your encouragement on my blog (when I'm not being a total bloggy slacker).
    Though I don't know you IRL, I will miss your blog, and I wish your family all the best. God bless!

  7. I echo everyone's comments. I hope and pray that everything is okay...

  8. I will miss your blog very much, and I pray all gets resolved with your family.

  9. Have I told you lately, how much you are missed? I think of you often and pray for your family! (((HUGS)))

  10. I have missed hearing about your sweet Matthew. I don't think I received this last post, and just happened upon it while I was on Ashley Barrett's blig. I hope that you are thriving, peaceful, and completely aware of God's presence. May this New Year be full of blessings for your family.