One of the neat things about blogging is that you can regularly see your analytics – what posts are most viewed, shared.  What day of the week most people read, where they’re coming from, etc.  It’s actually pretty cool (and something I used to obsess over – I rarely look at numbers these days).

Since November 15th, 2012, one of my TOP THREE most viewed posts has been this one.  Titled, “Devastated.”

It still hurts…

It also pained me to write a second, very similar post last April 30th, 2013.  Titled, “Devastated 2.”

When I tell you that Porter is a blessing, that he’s been WANTED and PRAYED FOR…I hope it makes sense.


This child…he’s my beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.


**Tomorrow I’ll have more pictures and in the days to come, a birth story!  Thanks in advance for letting us settle in as a family of 5.**

  1. Alexandra says:

    This just gave me the chills. I am SO SO happy for you! God is GOOD! I have been struggling with infertility for 2 1/2 years and posts like this help me to power thru and never give up! I know that God has a plan. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Suzi O says:

    Oh, yes my love! I am crazy about my Josh for the very same reason. I am so delighted for you and Travis. Your lives as couple, and as parents, are a beautiful reflection of our Father’s great love for us. I pray your whole family will always be salt and light, for all you touch.

  3. amelia @i_heart_kale says:

    I am so happy and delighted for you! Congratulations on the newest addition!! Family time > blog time, okay? You won’t get these days back. :) XOXO

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