Soon after I met my husband we had the conversation about kids. For me, children were non-negotiable. I had also always wanted to adopt and knew that the man I married had to be on the same page. Lucky for me, he has a big heart and felt the same way. After dating for 5 years we decided to tie the knot. A healthy marriage has been very important to us, so we wanted to take the first year without even trying to have children working out all the fun new marriage situations. A year later, our journey begins.
Well, I will start with saying that I am one of the estimated 3.1 million breast cancer survivors. I never thought that cancer would be a part of my story. It has been a part of my story for the last 9 years.
My cancer journey began in November of 2008. This was the first time I noticed I had a lump in my breast.
Today is kind of a big deal around the Webb house because today is Charlie's birthday!
Now before you roll your eyes are the crazy pet parents who celebrate their dog's birthday (I know we aren't alone in this!), this birthday is extra special.
If you've been following our story, you'll know that about a year ago, Charlie started coughing (a lot). After it persisted for a few weeks (because we were convinced it was simply allergies, the coughing became so intense that he would wake himself up in the middle of the night, coughing so long and hard that he would start gagging.
I want to share about how our infertility journey has impacted my faith, in hopes that it may encourage others who are struggling through the same battle. I can remember when I first became a Christian, all I ever wanted was for God to use me for His glory, but I never really knew how or what that would look like. I see how He built my faith and refined me in the trials that my husband and I faced through trying to conceive. I remember growing up in such an unstable and dysfunctional home and all I ever wanted was a family and kids of our own that I could shower with love! I wanted to break the cycle of abuse, dysfunction, and chaos.
In honor of National Dog Day, I thought it would be fitting to officially launch our newest sessions!
As you may know, our dog Charlie was diagnosed with congestive heart failure about a year ago. In that time, we've made a point to take portraits of him so that we can always remember those little things that we love about him.