Kiss Your Miracle

motherhood after infertility

Conclusion June 1, 2010

Filed under: Faith,Family,Infertility — Linnea @ 8:16 pm

I’ve been writing this blog for a little over a year now and it’s been a great experience, mainly because of you, my reader-friends. It was a bit scary when I first started, but your comments were always supportive and understanding. I had no idea all the things I’d be writing about this past year. I just knew I wanted to talk about my experience with infertility and my start as a mother. Then I was suddenly pregnant again, and I got to share all about that and the birth of Micah Nathan this past February. I also wrote about my dad’s cancer and death. This past year has been one of major changes; writing the blog has forced me to spend time thinking it all through. And if the blog has been therapeutic, you all have been the counselors. It’s been wonderful to dump out my feelings and have you read them and remind me I’m not alone. Your encouraging words will stay with me for a long time.

I’ve decided to wrap up this blog for now and maybe start something new in the fall. I’ve written a lot about motherhood through the lens of infertility, which is a perspective I never want to forget. My history makes me grateful for the miracles I’ve been given and it helps me empathize with anyone still waiting to be a parent. At the same time, I’m ready to move forward and let the infertility chapter of my life be closed. I don’t want to dwell on the pain God has removed.

The Bible talks a lot about seasons and how there’s a proper time for everything. Ecclesiastes, one of my favorite books, says there is a time to be silent and a time to speak (3:7). I think I’ve said what I wanted, so maybe now is a time to be quiet. Ecclesiastes also says, “The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?” (6:11). A talker like me should take wisdom like that to heart.

Thanks again for reading. Your comments have lifted my spirits more than you probably know. I also have to give a great big thank you to my sweet Adam, who set up my blog, maintained it (along with blogs for several other people), talked through lots of ideas with me, read every single post, and touched up all the photos. It’s pretty cool to be married to your favorite person on the planet.

I hope over this past year I’ve said something you’ve found encouraging. But more than that, I hope I’ve given glory to God. His opinion matters most of all.

PS – I couldn’t do my last post without tossing in a couple family photos. I just love these people so much!


17 Responses to “Conclusion”

  1. Aron Says:

    Linnea, I will truly miss your blog-writing. You are annointed as a writer and your words never fail to put things into timely perspective for me. God’s peace and wisdom always shine through your posts. Though it may be the conclusion of this chapter of your writing, I am certain we will all be blessed by your encouraging words again in the future. I can’t wait for that!

  2. Michelle Andres Says:


    Your blog has been amazing and I’m always humbled by your wisdom – even in your decision to close the blog. It has been great to hear about what’s going on with you and see pics of the kids. Now, you’ll have to update me on Facebook so I can still see their beautiful little faces and hear about the life of such a dear friend.

    I can’t wait to hang out in August!

    Love ya,


  3. gloria & ron Says:

    Linnea, I’ve so appreciated how you openly share your heart. I’m sure God will direct you how and when to start
    encouraging us again with your insights and delightful kid stories. Love to you!

  4. Nicki Says:

    Thank you for your words, your insights, your honest experiences. As a mom who has experienced infertility and who has lost a parent too soon to cancer, it has brought me comfort to hear your story too. Best wishes in the next chapter of your life.

  5. Weez Says:

    I have absolutely loved this blog :) I think you and I are a lot alike and I always love reading about what’s on your mind, especially about Papa. I love you so much and can’t wait for you guys to get here!

    P.S. To me, Micah looks so much like Papa :)

  6. Malin Says:

    Thanks Linni, for all your good job on this blog! It’s been fantastic to read about things you want to share with all of us readers!

    See you in a couple of weeks =)

  7. GGpatzian Says:

    Linni, it’s been heartwarming to this gg to read the words and experiences you’ve shared…and as others have said, “you are truly gifted”. I know there is a season for everything..and you are enterig a new season as a mom & wife, your days will be filled with many new blessings, and I think it’s wisdom to put this aside to focus on what is at hand….for now. You are so wise in the Lord and we are blessed to have you in our family; you and Adam have it ‘going on’. Loved all the photos you’ve posted…and I agree with weese…Micah looks so much like Nate…it’s amazing! So is our God!
    Love you dearly,

  8. TLC- Momma C Says:

    Loved the photos! Your writings will be missed. Thank you for your willingness to share your heart, your struggles, your blessings with us.
    Much love,

  9. Brandi Says:

    Your posts have been incredibly though-provoking and very encouraging. I praise God that He has healed the pain from your past and given you 2 precious miracle babies.

    Glad you’re not leaving blogging forever.
    I look forward to seeing what comes this fall :)

  10. Mom Says:

    This post is one of your best, well written and the summary of a job well done. I love your statement, “I don’t want to dwell on the pain God has removed.” The joy and victory in those words packs a wallop. Thank you Linni for a year’s worth of insightful, thought-provoking posts and for your spectacular photography. Of course the kiddie-pix are my favorite, but I still recall the beauty of those M&M’s in a goblet!

  11. julia Says:

    Oh, I will miss reading your thoughts and seeing the pictures. Please keep us updated on the little kiddos and how y’all are doing.
    Love you!

  12. Connie Says:

    Linni. Have so enjoyed your sharing as in some ways put words to what I experienced 25-28 years ago. God has richly blessed you and in turn you have encouraged and blessed other. I will miss your blog as it is another way to keep connected long distance. Love you, Connie

  13. Jen Says:

    My dearest L,

    I will miss wandering over to in my mornings, which are often the afternoons, to see what wit and wisdom you have to share. It really has been amazing to read your heart through your writing this year. It’s not something you often share. I’ve loved it and thank you for it, for being so intimate and candid with us. I love you and look forward to seeing what else God has for you.

    This means you have to email more photos, though :)

  14. Rachel Says:

    I will miss reading your blogs! Everytime I read them I get a message from the Lord :) You are a true inspiration in how you find ways to see the bright side of life and thank God even during times of struggle. Thanks for sharing :) Love ya!

  15. nancy o'neil Says:

    I will miss reading your blog as well. I hope you will update often through Facebook as I have loved the updates and knowing what is going on with you and your adorable family.

  16. Michelle Says:

    Oh, I will miss reading your thoughts and seeing the pictures. Please keep us updated on the little kiddos and how y’all are doing.
    Love you!

  17. jess fouche Says:

    I have so loved reading your blog, so much wisdom and insight, but I think it’s really cool that you are aware of the season of life God is calling you forward into. You are a blessing, love ya friend!!!