All is Bright (part 2)


When I wrote this, I couldn’t have known that 5 days later I’d find myself hunched over the bathroom counter praying for God to quell the disappointment I was sure would follow. I couldn’t have known that that day would change me… forever. I couldn’t have know that I’d soon be staring at something I had never seen in the almost 10 years of marriage — two pink lines.


And I wrestled with this post, I really did. I wavered — back-and-forth, back-and-forth — on whether I should make it public. After all, it was a part of our story. But then I realized, this post wasn’t for me at all. This post was written for you — the one who has lost hope. Because as my fingers diligently flooded the page with the longings from my hopeless heart, something beautiful was growing inside — hope.


So, to you, the one who has lost the ability to hope, don’t lose heart because miracles DO happen. 


Fight on, my friends. You have not been forgotten.





Welcome home, Baby Calavitta. We’ve been waiting for you. 


11 thoughts on “All is Bright (part 2)

  1. Brittany, John and I want to offer our congratulations and will be praying for you and David and this little one.

  2. I just read your previous post this morning and was contemplating commenting because I had a very similar Christmas Day. Ducking into the bathroom to shed some tears and compose myself to be around family again. I needed to see this follow up post so badly. I go through phases of hope. And as of yesterday I was absolutely hopeless. I haven’t felt comfortable blogging about our journey thus far but it’s beyond words helpful to read yours. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart for sharing your family’s story with me. I will keep the three of you in my prayers as you begin this next new chapter! xo!

  3. I was so happy to read this! We will continue praying for you three (!!!), so exciting, & I so admire your early announcement.

  4. Brittany, I’m so happy to hear your joyous news! 10 years of faithfully waiting – truly awe-inspiring! And God was good before this post – and you made that clear every time you shared your world with us. That’s the kind of Christian we should all aim to be! <3

    IF still has its clutches on me. God is good. Praying for you!

  5. Congratulations! I am so happy for you! St. Gerard is the patron St for expectant mothers. May he bless and protect you both.

  6. Hi Brittany! Wow, a huge congratulations to you and your husband. I didn’t know you before this morning but stumbled upon your site after my BIS devotional. The first thing I read were these two posts and my eyes filled with so many tears. I am so happy for you and wish you many blessings throughout your pregnancy, from one sister in Christ to another.

  7. OMGoodness! Congratulations! I’m new here, just read your interview over on Amateur Nester! I’m so happy for you, such sweet announcements!
    xo, Lily

  8. Brittany- I ended up here because of your Blessed Is She contribution today on 7/28/17. At the bottom, I saw few lines about the author and those few words hit me hard. “Years of infertility” and then your baby’s birthday- 9/11- is the same as mine. My husband and I have been battling secondary infertility for 16 months now. I’ve come to the point of losing hope. I’ve come to that line between ‘giving up’ and surrendering to God. At this point I’m not sure I can tell the difference between the two. I’m not sure I know how to keep hoping while staying sane. But then I continued on to your blog and read a few posts about your journey. Thank you for writing and sharing your story. This particular post gives me hope again.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *