Waiting for Grace

We’re all used to waiting. We wait in line at the grocery store, on the phone with customer service, or for a package to come in the mail. While some waiting in life is routine, there are seasons in the meantime where waiting can be excruciatingly painful as we wait for a particular promise to come to fruition in our lives.

The waiting is inevitable, but the Bible tells us that we’ll be transformed from glory to glory. How exactly can we be transformed and grow in the season between those glorious moments when the ache for our promise is too much to bear? This is a question that I’ve asked on countless occasions during my “meantime” – walking down the rocky, scorching road of infertility to the promise of motherhood.

When Aaron and I named our yet-to-be-conceived child “Grace,” we had no idea that the meaning of our child’s name was the antidote to the brokenness and frustrations of our waiting. Not only do we find ourselves waiting on a promise from God to be fulfilled in our lives, we’re also waiting on the grace to help us get through those messy “meantime” seasons. These tough seasons aren’t in vain. They are filled with God’s limitless grace that will transform our lives, build our character, heal our hurts, and allow us to grow in a supernatural intimacy with Christ.

Waiting for Grace is a series here on my blog about my infertility struggles and is proof that from the ashes, God’s grace in our lives can reveal a gem of beauty, heal grief, and mold us into who he has made us to be, even during the toughest waiting periods of our lives and even before we arrive at our promises. We realize there is no waiting for grace because grace is right beside us through every step of the journey, parked next to us in the meantime, and enough to carry us through until we reach the next glory.

No matter what you are going through, we want our story and our journey to help bring hope and help build faith in the lives of others.

Besides, where else should one talk about the status of their uterus? Why on the internets, of course!

Waiting for Grace: Turning A Year Older

It’s been a while since I wrote a Waiting for Grace post here on my blog. During my Waiting for Grace hiatusView full post »

Waiting for Grace: Our Family Rules

I was sitting at my desk at work when I heard Adam say, “Hey, come take a look at this.” I rolled my chair around theView full post »

Waiting For Grace: From Aaron

Hannah has been asking me to write something on her blog for a long time and I have always been reluctant to do soView full post »

The Hardest Day of the Year: Contributing post on Dancing Upon Barren Land

Howdy ho, friends! No, I’m not calling you a “ho.” It’s a saying. It just rhymes. I’mView full post »

Waiting for Grace: Faith & Waiting

Five o’clock was quickly approaching on a Thursday evening. It was the first Thursday of the month which meant it wasView full post »

Waiting for Grace: From Mud to Miracles

I’ve just started doing a Bible study with HOPE, the infertility support group I’ve been going to at Lakewood. TheView full post »

Waiting for Grace: Be Not Ashamed

I’ve been debating about whether or not I should share this story online because I’m not sure if it may be too muchView full post »

Waiting for Grace: The Attack on a Woman’s Identity

As a woman, infertility plays games with your mind. There are some days where I’m perfectly fine and so focused onView full post »

Waiting for Grace: A Little History

I have high-maintenance ovaries. For educational purposes I’ve written out a timeline of my ovarian history to allowView full post »

Waiting for Grace: Christmas Time

I’ve been writing this post since the week of Christmas. I’ve written and rewritten and written some more.View full post »

Waiting for Grace: Sometimes your ovaries need a hand

One of the issues I have with my baby maker is my ovulator is occasionally on the fritz. Several times I’ve had to doView full post »

Waiting for Grace: Fear

This first thing I want to say is I have been so overwhelmed – in a good way – by all of the messages, texts,View full post »

Waiting for Grace: Plans Change

I’m a planner. I’ve been planning each detail of my life since I was a kid. A lot of women I’ve read about and talkedView full post »

Waiting for Grace: The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with a Fertility Challenged Friend

First off, I want to tell you…please don’t be afraid to talk to me. That sounded weird. Okay, what I meanView full post »

Waiting for Grace: The Prologue

This is a long post but if you know Aaron or I, you should take time to read it because it’s a huge part of ourView full post »

We recently started a new journey towards adoption! Read all of our posts about our adoption experiences:

Waiting For Grace: We Said “Yes”

I haven’t done any writing about our infertility journey on the blog in a while. All of my writing has been outView full post »

If you are looking for more resources and encouragement in infertility I’m also blessed and honored to be a contributing writer for an online ministry called Dancing Upon Barren Land, a Christian infertility support ministry. Lesli and her website reaches throughout the world to minister to those struggling with infertility, to offer support and encouragement. I frequently post on the website and will always let you know when I do. But if you’re struggling through infertility or know someone who is please visit Dancing Upon Barren Land and share this wonderful ministry with others! Below are some of my contributing posts: