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Today my sweet baby girls Brooklyn and Eliana turn one. Shortly after their birth I sat down and wrote out their birth story for myself because I never wanted to forget that moment. After waiting and fighting so long for these girls, July 25th, 2015 was a day filled with relief, joy, anticipation, and a feeling […]

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  • Cathy Knecht - Beautiful Katie! I cried as I read this. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Infertility is such a hopeless feeling and yet you persevered and trusted the promise God had given you! Happy Birthday to Brooklyn and ElianaReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Noll Bubna - I LOVE birth stories!! Thank you so much for sharing! The pic of the feet crack me up, we have all been there! I remember a few weeks post partum taking a bath and looking down at my feet and saying, “oh, hello ankles!”ReplyCancel

  • Janet Dodge - Happy Birthday Eliana and Brooklyn! You have such a beautiful testimony of Gods faithfulness. I’m grateful to have been able to share in this part of your life and have shared your story with others that have struggled with infertility. Miss you all! Come see us when you’re in PDX one of these times.ReplyCancel

** Today’s post is not a short post because I am sharing a story with you, my story, our story of redemption, God’s faithfulness and miracles. I felt if I condensed it down to just the ending I was not giving the accurate picture of how God met me through the years and how His healing took place over years […]

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  • Kali McCullough - Amazing!!! So happy for you and BrandenReplyCancel

  • Jason Thomas - I only wish we lived closer to celebrate life in person with you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Anglin - I am so truly excited for the both of you and your baby girls. I am so glad God met you on that road and answered your prayers and that you faithfully listened. I will continue to pray and can’t wait to see more pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Nelson Meg Michael Goehle - Awesome God, awesome words… You are blessed and we are beyond blessed to received your faith journey, to hear and know that God is good.. Congrats and thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Dodge - I am SO happy for you guys! God is faithful!ReplyCancel

  • Valory Ramona - Thank you Jesus! Gregg and I are praising Him. SO HAPPY for youReplyCancel

  • Melinda Gilbert Taylor - This is beautiful, Katie. I’m so happy for you and thankful for God’s faithfulness and love.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Smith-McConnell - Praise God Katie and Branden… I am so happy to hear this ! Brought tears to my eyesReplyCancel

  • Rose - I can’t even tell you how much your journey encourages me. I love that you have held fast to the father through it ALL. What an amazing story.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Pratt - I know we don’t know each other personally, but I still look forward to the day we meet. You inspire me! This post really spoke to me. I too have my own healing I am and have been praying for for years. Different, but still a struggle. Thank you for encouraging me to keep praying. Bless you and your littles. So excited for you!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Wells - What a beautiful story of God’s faithfulness! Thank you for sharing, Katie! I’m praying for you and your sweet girls!ReplyCancel

  • Cherie Chispa Burnett Harrington - Thank you for sharing a true story of obedience. God will never leave you or forsake you… He always follows through on His promises. “Intimacy = into me you see. ” Transparency is an awesome gift He has given us. Will continue to pray!ReplyCancel

  • Linda jodoin - I could not put your story down! My battery on my phone is nearly dead because I’m at work today and I keep going back to your blog! I didn’t know about any of this, but I do know God has you both and your babies in the palm of his Han! I ‘You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!’ (‭John‬ ‭14‬:‭13-14‬ NLT)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Taki - Praising God with you guys!! I am sooo happy for you Katie and Brandon! I remember messaging each other about becoming pregnant way back when we were trying and I got pregnant with Anabelle. I often thought about you guys and prayed !!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Postma - So incredibly thankful to our loving God for answering years of prayerReplyCancel

  • Kacey Slaughter Korting - I am so excited for you and love that your prayers have been answered abundantly! What a precious gift(s)!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Dick - What an amazing story!!! Congratulations to you guys!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Cauvel Craig - What an amazing miraculous story of Gods provisions. I am so happy for you Katie and Branden and you story of faith. Yeah!!! Two beautiful girlsReplyCancel

  • Hilary Michelle - Congrats i am so happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • Tami Fluter - such an amazing testimony you and Brandon have! a long hard journey that has turned to joy unspeakable! So happy for you two and excited for you to experience the new journey of parenthood. I won’t say it is all fun and love, that would be false. I will say that you will have moments of pure love and joy that are too amazing to describe… and some not so fun moments. just put on your safety belt and keep your arms and legs in the ride at all times 🙂 and enjoy the ride!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Pilger Johnson - So, so wonderful!! Rejoicing and praising with you!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Flowerday Brooks - I have happy tears for God’s provisions and HIS faithfulness. Long ago I shared with you our journey when you had shared transparently on fb your deep pain over this. Since then you have never left my mind. God has done something profound with me as well. He put you, Branden and your family to come in a place in my heart.I was given one direction by God…to pray for you all out of the shared heartbreak and immense love we share over the children that are worth waiting for.. So even as a friend from afar, the Holy Spirit has connected us, as I’m sure He has done with many others. I am delighted and overwhelmed with joy for you both! The Spirit can do amazing things connecting His people for God’s ultimate glory! So as your sister in Christ I congratulate you!!! Thank you for sharing your story….HIS story of redemption for all of us to witness. Praising our God from whom all blessings flow! My prayers continue for all FOUR of you. Love to you all!ReplyCancel

  • brian - Katie, I have no words to express my joy about this. Branden had mentioned it to me briefly and knew it was serious. I prayed once….but with an assurance that something would happen. Congratulations. can’t wait to be called uncle brian from Africa-Kenya.ReplyCancel

  • Wayne and Betty Roland - Katie – our husbands are friends through going to Ecola and I just read your post and wanted to congratulate you and Brandon. Wayne and I also went through the fertility journey. We got married later in life at 36. We immediately started trying for a baby, but due to my age an a few other things each month came w disappointment. We were referred to an amazing fertility dr – Dr Stoelk. After many tests and 4 rounds of injections and IUIs God gave us our miracle – Hannah born on 12/5. A short 6 month later we became pregnant w our 2nd miracle – Lucas born 2/17. No fertility treatments to get pregnant w Lucas and 14 months apart was a bit challenging for a few years but we now have a 5 and 4 year old who are a picture of God’s miracle and faithfulness. I am so happy for your 2 miracles growing inside you and anyone who has struggled w getting pregnant knows the heartache and joy and the countless conversations w God praying for a miracle. God bless ur family and we will continue to pray. Betty (and Wayne) RolandReplyCancel

  • Karmen Isitt - This is so beautiful! Such an awesome testament to our Father’s love and faithfulness! I am so thrilled for you two! You will be such great parents because you have trusted and waited and believed. And you understand how precious this gift is.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Bates - Oh my goodness! Tears!! So happy for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimie Beeching - Hi Katie! I’m Shayna Beeching’s mom from Eastpoint in Spokane-yrs. ago. 🙂 I seen your blog on Branden’s FB and I am so glad that I read your testimony! First of all, Congratulations! Our God is so faithful to keep His promises! I was and am so blessed by your testimony as I have been standing on that same bible verse that God gave me since the fall of 2011… I am standing on the promise of restoration of my marriage. It is so hard to ‘believe’ when the circumstances scream otherwise, BUT GOD! He is not a man that he should lie. He has proven Himself faithful time and time again in so many ways- and now you are one of the ways that He has encouraged me to keep standing. God Bless you mama and your little “double” blessings! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Danyll Van Lierop - LOVED reading your heart and Gods LOVE letter to you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Airicka Simons - Congratulations amenReplyCancel

  • Airicka Simons - I’m so happy KatieReplyCancel