Find your tribe, love them hard.

If you don’t already know the new trendy word for your group of friends or family is “tribe”. Last week, I was fortunate enough to be lounging around on the beach and listening to the wonderful ocean waves. I started thinking of how incredibly blessed John and I are with all of the support we have on this journey. So why not blog about it?!

 

Family Tribe

I just love my family so much y’all. From close, to extended ,to the In Laws, I couldn’t ask for anything more. See that guy right there in the middle of the beach picture? That’s my Dad. He’s not an emotional man. But when I get a text message saying he wished he had a crystal ball or a magic wand so he could fix our situation, I know he’s hurting for his baby girl. He’s a tough man, but he’s really a big teddy bear on the inside! My sweet Momma is probably our #1 fan. Constantly supporting and praying for us. Always asking what she can do for us. Even though we are hundreds of miles apart, she’s really right by my side. My sister and her little family are always there for support through prayers, love, and a lot of FaceTime fun! Four years ago in her wedding toast I referred to my sis as the “Mother Teresa of Bowling Green” and that is still true today. That adorable baby in the picture? That’s the sweetest foster baby on Earth. She has opened my eyes to a whole new world that needs help and a lot of love.  Baby bro (by baby I mean he’s 25), he couldn’t make the beach trip, but he’s my comedic relief. His text messages and snap chats are always the highlight of my day. Although we aren’t in the same chapter of our lives, he knows his sister hurts sometimes, and he’s always there.

My In Laws. You know those times where you just need to be somewhere, where you can laugh? You need to visit this house. I understand now where my Husband gets his humor from. This family is truly great and are constantly laughing. I’m so glad John has them to open up to and to be completely honest with. We all need a place like that. I’ve shared some really meaningful heart to hearts with my Mother in Law, and they really meant a lot to me. Also, I just realized we need to take more pictures! 😀 John will be thrilled!

A special shout out to Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. You guys are the best! We love you so,so, much! I’m starting to get overwhelmed by how great our family is.

My TTC Tribe

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My Sarah’s Laughter Support Group girls. We like to joke around and say we’re a part of an “involuntary sorority”, but I know God has placed each one of them in my life. They have been my sanity, and shoulder to lean on, my confidants, my tissue givers, and so much more. I have learned so much from these ladies and have found a strength I never knew I had through them. They are truly inspiring. I thank God every day for Sarah’s Laughter.

* Beth and a few other of the girls aren’t pictured, sometimes it’s hard to get us all together!

Friend Tribe

So if I uploaded pictures of all my sweet friends this post would go on and on forever. But I’m lucky to have friends that date back to middle/high school, college, church, work, and even Moms of my friends(!) that have really been there for me. I have saved all of the cards you all have sent! I appreciate every single message more than you will ever know. I have been so humbled to see how you all support us no matter what.

 

Even though we may not be exactly where we would like to be yet, I don’t think you can say “Thank you” enough. So, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, we love you all!

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