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My heart permeated with optimism on that mundane Thursday evening. Disney movies will do that to you, I suppose. “If you can dream it, you can do it” — that sort of a thing. As we funneled out of the dark theater (Tomorrowland is what we saw. Go see it!), my squinty eyes struggled to fixate on the iPhone screen that David curiously plopped in front of my face. Words cluttered my view as I tried to make sense of what was happening. It was an email that was sent to him for… me? But, why? And what did it all mean? I read the words in careful scrutinization:

“I’m trying to contact your wife…” (likely story).

“We have a Catholic surprise for both of you…” (Uh. What?).

“No, you didn’t win an island…” (Hopes crushed).

…and that was it. No further information. And suddenly, I felt as though Walt Disney himself had concocted this mysterious happenstance. Don’t you just love the intrigue of a good mystery?

 

Naturally, I followed up to uncover this cryptic case — Harriet the Spy style, of course. But my detective skills were quickly halted with the transmission of one quick email. It seemed as though I had been selected for Conceiving Hope’s Adopt-a-blogger campaign in which, I was assured, people from all over the world would be praying for little ol’ me! (heart swoon)

 

So, I have been asked to share a little of our story. And without further ado, the juicy details…

 

In a world where Hanson posters consumed closet space and Dawson’s Creek ruled the television screen, this young Catholic girl had her heart set on this young Catholic boy — with pink hair, no less. How so, very… rebellious. Gasp!

 

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They would stay out late, as young couples do, discussing all of those crucial matters in life. French fries or breakfast potatoes? Converse or PF Flyers? Spring or fall?

 

…And the inevitable: how many kids do you want?

Her answer: “Three. Yes, a solid three.”

His answer: “whatever God wants” (little did she know what that would mean).

 

Years pushed on and the two drifted apart, and then together, and then apart, and then together. Until they made it official: April 29, 2006

 

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And then the infertility struggle progressed a little something like this:

Honeymoon

Apartment

Work

Anniversary

Work

Anniversary

Work

Anniversay

Kids?

Work

Anniversary

Kids.

Work

Anniversary

Kids.

Tears

Work

Anniversary

Kids.

Tears

Work

Anniversary

Kids.

Tests

Tears

Work

Anniversary

Kids.

Tests

Hopelessness

Tears

Work

Anniversary

Kids.

Tests

Frustration

Tears

 

Check 1-2… is this thing on, God?

 

And, truth be told, I am so very appreciative of your prayers. Because last month was rough. Very rough. But even in the darkness, the light still shines. And it is the light that I choose to follow, even in its faintest glow. And though there have been many times the light has waned with the darkness of infertility, God always seems to place others down that dark path to reignite hope.

Thank you for fanning the flame of hope for me this month.

 

You can follow some of our infertility struggles here.

Also, be sure to check out Conceiving Hope’s wonderful blog here!

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8 thoughts on “Adopt-a-blogger!

  1. Hi Brittany! I will definitely be keeping you and your husband in my prayers this month. I’ve never read your blog before, so I look forward to doing a little catch-up reading and getting to know you a bit. God bless!

  2. For those of you that don’t know Brittany and David…you are missing something very special. Mostly I know Brittany. She is the light in a dark room. There is no one sweeter and kinder, or with more energy and hope. I am lucky to know her and consider her my friend. I am thankful to have met Brittany through one of the best of forms of expression…dancing. Finding out she is just as expressive and amazing as a writer as she is a dancer, gives me even more insight to her loving soul. You are praying for a very special couple.

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