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It’s Not About Me

It’s not about me.

This blog. My Moms in the Making ministry. Our fertility journey. Colby and I believing for babies. My life. Absolutely none of it is about me.

It sure can feel that way. The times where I try to promote my book. The days where I am posting about something personal. The months where I have been advertising about my conference. Situation after situation where I probably come across as very prideful and egotistical and if you have felt either of those from me, I am sorry.

The truth I know, despite how it might come across, is none of it’s about me.

I don’t spend hours and hours a day trying to maintain my blog to gain popularity. Instead, I am following the word the Lord spoke to me in April 2012 to start a blog. I didn’t spend over a year writing a book, just to have my name on something. Instead, I struggled, cried and fought my way through what I felt like the Lord told me to do. I didn’t start a faith-based fertility support group because I think it’s fun to talk about a topic that is so hard and celebrate 38+ babies while I am still waiting for mine. Instead, I wanted to create a safe place for women to feel loved and encouraged. I didn’t quit my job and give up my career and income to spend my days planning a conference and dreaming of the future for Moms in the Making because it’s easy. Instead I did it because again, I know there is a need and I want women to feel supported on their journey. I don’t share live videos on facebook because I have too much time on my hands and I love staring at myself on the video screen. Instead I do it because it’s worth humbling myself and embracing my awkwardness in hopes to encourage one other person.

The list could go on and on. My time. My Commitments. All of the things that my come across as “Me. Me. Me.” Right?

Wrong! Jesus Jesus Jesus!

The whole purpose of all 800+ posts, my book, my social media accounts, my ministry, my marriage, my life and everything in between is to glorify Jesus. Absolutely none of it is about me. And even though we live in such a “self-focused” society, where people don’t quite understand terms like waiting and even though so often I struggle myself, because there are so many things I want right now, I know that the waiting, yes the very-dreaded 5+ years of waiting, is guess what? All about HIM!

And as much as you might not want to hear it? Your journey. Your trial. Your wait. Your career. Your marriage. Your life. It’s not about you either. It’s all about HIM. 

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
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7 Comments
  • Kristy
    Posted at 15:38h, 21 July Reply

    I’m heartbroken that you would feel the need to write a post such as this. You’re love for the Lord is evident and I know you’re heart is in the right place. My hope is that you’ll use such comments to fuel your fire to fight the good fight and continue to reach others through your ministry. Shine on girl!

  • Crystal Varela
    Posted at 19:49h, 21 July Reply

    I don’t know how people get the impression that this is about you. I see it as you sharing the journey that the Lord has you on with the rest of us who are trying to keep our faith while on our own journey that the Lord has us on.

    I found this blog by chance, by direction, right when I needed it most – when we stopped “trying” because the treatments were affecting my hormones so badly and I was losing so I was. Your blog and your efforts are here because God needed someone to share what we are all going through. Infertility and the journey without treatments or adoption needs to be talked about more. E need to know we aren’t the only one waiting on God’s timing. Your blog and groups have given me a safe place to go for inspirational conversation and a community when I feel so, so alone.

    I thank God that He led me to you and your ministry. And I thank you for choosing His direction.

  • torthuil
    Posted at 21:37h, 21 July Reply

    I simply do not understand people who take time out of their day to say mean things to people. Like why? What’s the point?

    I appreciate your unique voice. I hope you always find your truth in simple acts of kindness and connection!

  • Elle sees
    Posted at 06:01h, 24 July Reply

    I’m glad your voice is there to be hopeful and helpful to all going through this journey. It is all about Him!

  • Mindy Dominick
    Posted at 09:43h, 28 July Reply

    To use the life and story that God has given to you and make it all about Him can be a tricky thing, and I’m here to tell you that you do it well. Your wait and you pain are the fuel to minister to so many other women. This can be the hardest thing, and I just want to encourage you to keep persevering because God sees you and knows your heart. I am one of many who are blessed by your sacrifice. Much love to you as you live out your calling.

  • Lauren
    Posted at 15:51h, 01 August Reply

    I’m so proud of the way you’ve stepped up to fill a void in this community! You’ve brought Jesus and His love, hope, and miraculous power to the middle of every blog post, video, and conversation!

  • Lindsay Tankersley
    Posted at 07:14h, 03 August Reply

    I love this! I think it’s ok to talk about thinga gling on because in doing so, you are giving glory to God. He put those dreams ans visions on your heart for a reason and our job is to follow His lead! Speaking about these things is just allowing people to see Jesus work through you! Keep it up, girl!

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