About Me

Hello! My name is Amanda, a.k.a. “Chicken” by my husband of 11 years. I am a wife and mom privileged with two amazing kiddos through open infant domestic adoption after years of walking through infertility (due to endometriosis, adenomyosis and non-metabolic PCOS). I am looking to give voice to the ups and downs of being an infertile, adoptive family and how our journey has impacted my Christian faith. Our current life is nothing like we imagined when we started this journey, but we have been blessed beyond our dreams with what we have!

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  1. It is inspiring to read blogs like yours, well done for having gone so far. 🙂 I am a mum of two kids, so can relate to all this. I will follow your blog now, feel invited to visit mine and maybe follow it back. Enjoy your family, I look forward to reading your posts!

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  2. “Our current life is nothing like we imagined when we started this journey, but we have been blessed beyond our dreams with what we have!” – this is exactly how I feel! It’s a struggle to come to that understanding and acceptance but I agree completely!

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  3. Hello,

    I just found your blog last night through a google search. It was so refreshing to read as I walk through accepting endometriosis (particularly my recent loss of being able to run or do high impact exercise, which I LOVE). I had come to accept secondary infertility (since until six months ago, we weren’t sure what was causing it) but the pain of endometriosis has taken some time to accept since it seems to be increasing. Pain and God’s goodness are often hard to reconcile in my mind since this is my first real experience with pain that may not change. I really needed a Christian blog for encouragement– thank you.

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    • I am glad that you found it helpful! I am sorry for what you are going through. It really is a grieving process as you learn a new normal that comes from dealing with a painful disease. It has made me appreciate what my body is capable of and not take health for granted. I will say nearly eight years after my hysterectomy things have gotten better. I still deal with pain, but I am able to live most of my life without it triggering an unbearable amount of pain.

      Finding things in life that I could still do and grieving what I couldn’t have me a sense of control over the disease. For a while it felt like my life was consumed by being in pain and not being able to live my normal life, but by focusing on what I could do helped. I found new hobbies that I never would have tried before!

      I will keep you in my prayers!

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