Flourish MAMA Flourish : A new season

Hey you. Yeah, I’m talking to you, ole trusty laptop. It’s been awhile. Dust has settled on your edges. Your screens gone black for over a year now. I haven’t sat down behind you in quite some time. Ya see, I’ve been a little busy. The season of sitting with you for hours and hours…

Ashleigh & Brett’s Adoption Journey…Love on the Line

Isn’t it funny how the Lord speaks? He speaks through people. He speaks through silence. He speaks through the words of worship. Here lately, as these past few weeks have slowly crept on, I’ve found myself asking Jesus for specific things. I see this adoption process, this wait coming to an end. This brings an…

GATHER: The story of Courtney Hamby

How to Move Forward When You Don’t Know Which Way is Forward About a month ago we lost two babies, one through a failed adoption and one miscarriage. You can read the full story HERE. I found myself questioning God, how could you let this happen? Haven’t we already been through enough? You see, It’s…

To the woman who…needs a word.

“Affliction” The longer I remain in affliction, the more glory brought to His name. The longer I remain in affliction, the more people see His strength and not mine. The longer I remain in affliction, the greater the reward. The longer I remain in affliction, the healthier I grow and the closer to Him I…

To the (barren) woman who…needs a word.

In preparing for the arrival of two brand new little lives, my mom sent me a text one morning in May asking me for specific verses.  Let me explain. Several weeks ago, we found ourselves on Pinterest browsing through baby shower pictures, scrounging for some cute ideas. We came across this picture of a bouquet of…

Ashleigh & Brett’s Adoption Journey…AN UPDATE!

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about updates on this adoption journey we are currently walking. So, where to begin? Our little girl is almost here. Here lately, there hasn’t been a day go by where Brett and I look at each other in shock for a good 10 seconds and one of…

To the girl who…has had multiple miscarriages.

To the girl who has had multiple miscarriages, this is for you. Because I know you. I am you. Somehow…after this long journey that you’ve been on for years now, the excitement of a positive pregnancy test just doesn’t excite you the way it used to. “Oh. Positive. Again. YAY.” You’ve lost baby after baby, pregnancy…

Ashleigh & Brett’s New Journey

It’s so crazy to step back and take a long hard look at the journey you’ve been down and what you’re staring at in the moment. Not a day goes by that I don’t step back in complete shock as to what’s unfolding in our lives right now. Such humbling, weepy, undeserving, open eyed moments day after…

To the girl who…wants to adopt.

  To the girl who wants to adopt, you have found yourself losing sleep. To the girl who wants to adopt, you are waking up every morning, putting on that cute top, strapping up those cute flats…but when you look in the mirror, you don’t notice your outfit at all…all you notice is the empty…

To the girl who…has had a miscarriage.

This. I hate this. I’ve kept myself busy for a week now…made myself focus on other things, happy things, girls night things, things that take my mind off of my reality. But today…today, I have nothing to focus on. Nothing to work towards right now. Nothing that gives me the ability to say,”Tomorrow. I’ll think…

To the girl who’s… infertile.

Hey y’all. If you’ve made your way to this part of Flourish, I am personally beside myself thrilled. Why? Because I believe with all my heart that the Lord LED you here. Several weeks back, my Sweet Jesus impressed upon my heart to write a post titled “To the girl who wants to adopt.” Little…