Episode 18: Keeping Strong with Dora Wiersma

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It was the best of times and the scariest of times… I’m telling you, Dora’s story of faith and focusing on the future is one of the hardest things I have heard. From learning they are expecting there first child to her husband discovering his cancer; emotions were everywhere. Dora shares about her husbands fight through cancer, as well as herself fighting to stay strong through the most trying time in her life. All the while, she prepares herself for motherhood, in the little spare time she had. I am absolutely blown away by her strength and honesty. I am so thankful she was willing to share it with you, hope you all find encouragement and strength from it yourselves!

 

Episode 8: Infertility, Adoption, and the desire to be a Mom with Raquel Goossens

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Most of us grow up with the expectation and dream of meeting the love of our life, getting married, and becoming a parent. It’s supposed to be that easy right? Boom, boom, boom. Then life actually happens and it throws us curve balls. Sometimes the plans don’t happen in the order we want, or sometimes those big moments seem unattainable. For Raquel Goossens, one of her deepest desires was to become a mom. Something that should be so natural became one of the biggest struggles in her life. Listen as she shares her heart through the difficulties of facing infertility through failed attempts of IVF and entering what’s known as the long road of adoption. Together, with her husband, they put their trust and faith in God and grew a beautiful family. It was a period filled with heartache, but it brought them here… with another baby on the way! I hope her story encourages you to stay positive through the challenges and continue on.