Hi, I’m Anne
I am a daughter, sister, aunt, wife and doggy mama to Denali and Steve. I spent fourteen years as a full-time professional youth minister. Like many of us do, I assumed that I’d add mother to that list one day. However, in the fall of 2016, shortly after starting this blog, I learned that it wasn’t likely I’d ever be a mom, at least not through natural means. From the very beginning, my husband and I knew we weren’t going to seek alternative solutions to solve this problem. For some reason, reasons I still really don’t understand, I chose to trust my body to know what was best for me. And, it seemed my body was saying “no” to conceiving a child.
During those early days of my infertility diagnosis, I searched and searched for a book, a website, a person — anyone who chose the same path we did. I couldn’t find anyone. The majority of couples that face infertility try IVF or some other medical intervention at least once. We didn’t even look into the possibility. I felt so alone, like no one had ever gone down this path before.
I didn’t know it then but writing soon became one path toward my healing — a path that led me to writing a book to help women who find themselves in a similar situation I was in a few years ago. If I can help one woman feel less alone on her journey, then the time invested in this book project will be worth it!
But wait, there’s more!
In addition to writing, I am part-time amateur quilter and entrepreneur. I run, read, play in the flower beds, sing, practice yoga. It’s hard for me to sit still, unless it involves doing something, like reading or quilting. I loved all of those things before my diagnosis, but they became more important to me as I learned to fill my time — time I expected to be filled with raising a family. These hobbies, my relationships with my family and friends and my role as aunt to seven nieces and nephews all help create a good life for my husband and I. I believe it’s possible to have a good, full life in the midst of infertility.
I’m so glad you’re here. I hope you find what you’re searching for. Peace to you always.