January 01, 2019

I am launching a campaign through my Rowan + hope blog to support Rowan's Bear and to #breakthesilence on infertility and loss. 

The theme for this campaign is #oneinfour. One in four women struggle with infertility. One in four women struggle in silence. One in four women have experienced loss and heartbreak. One in four women need our support and strength. 

It's time to share stories and to share that there is hope after loss. It's time to share that infertility is not something to be a shamed of. It's time for the awkward questions to go away, the rude comments to stop, and for people to know it's okay to not be okay.

Happy New Year

December 31, 2018

Oh, 2018.

There were many tears, many days filled with heartache, but there were so many more good moments than there were tears. When I first looked back on 2018, I wasn't for sure what I would find. The journey of infertility, the struggles can often overwhelm my days, but as I looked back, 2018 was a beautiful, so very beautiful year.

It has been one of my best yet. Those struggles, those days of walking infertility, those days of missing my boy in Heaven, they are making me better than before. I am grateful I can see that. I don't always, but today, I do.

Here is a look back on 2018 and the moments that have made me better than before.

Dear Rowan

December 17, 2018

Dear Rowan,

Today I imagined if you were here.

I imagined we would be planning your two-year-old birthday party soon.

I would already be in planning mode. It would probably be zoo themed. There's no doubt about that. It would be such a fun-filled day. Happiness, family and lots of presents, lots of them.

It's almost Christmas, Rowe. You would start to know Santa Claus, get excited to see Christmas lights, and I would probably sing a Christmas Carol or two as I rocked you to sleep, my boy.

For My Future Children

December 12, 2018

I want to have babies, well even one healthy baby will be good enough for me. This journey of infertility was something I wasn't expecting. I often don't walk it with enough faith, and I often question God (a lot) and ask him why. I don't have answers for everything, but I do have hope though my greatest desire will come to be - to have more children.

I often do things with the wish that they are for my future children. Every now and then, I'll stop by Target or Walmart and purchase a little outfit or a blanket. I was running out of closet space, so I started to do other things for the future kiddos.

I wanted to share some of the things I do in my home to make it a place to raise a family - a place of fun, love and joy.

Carson's Legacy

November 30, 2018

I first met Hannah Newman earlier this year after she designed a sweet graphic in memory of my sweet Rowan, but I've been following her story before that.

Hannah is the aunt of precious Carson Parker Newman, who was born silent on Jan. 14, 2016. I resonated with Hannah, because I'm also the aunt to six sweet angels in Heaven. Hannah is also a
recipient of a bear from Rowan's Bear

In today's post, Hannah shares a little bit of her story, Parker's and what her RB bear means. Keep reading to learn about Hannah.

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