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.

Episode 4: College, Careers, and Chronic Hiccups with Jennette Stevenson

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Catching up with an elementary friend, who we were reconnected through the wonderful world of social media (see good things can come out of the double-tap!) We were able to chat and unravel the twists and turns her twenties brought her. From college degrees to the career changes all the way to dating, engagement, and of course the busy mom life. Meet Jennette Stevenson, her story, and of course all of the cute boys in her life!

Episode 3: Accepting the Unexpected with Gabe Kik

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Finally my first guest! This woman is very close to my heart, I’ve known since I was born… literally. Catch up with my sister and me; as she shares some hardships and unexpected turns in her twenties. How she overcame them, accepted them, and learned from them. The way she entered her twenties was much different than how she exited them. I think we could all relate and learn from her experiences as well.