Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. Life is so strange. Just when you thinking you’ve got things figured out, BAM, something else gets thrown into the mix. I guess its God’s way of making sure we’re paying attention. I was thrown the first major curveball almost four years ago when I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Before my first surgery, the only thing I knew about endo was that it caused infertility which really had me nervous. But to my surprise, endometriosis can cause all sorts of things like chronic pain, fatigue, and all-around craziness in addition to infertility. Since my original diagnosis, I have had two additional surgeries and have endured countless tests and treatments. So now here I am unable to get rid of the pain and unable to get pregnant (which everyone tells me will “cure” my disease). But I refuse to be bitter. God has chosen this path for my life and I strive to see the best in it. Through my battle with endometriosis and infertility, it has truly challenged me to become more solid in my faith and lean on Him for strength. I strive to have the faith of Hannah (see 1 Samuel 1:1-28). I have also been given the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with the ERC (Endometriosis Research Center) and be a part of a wonderful group of young women who strength and determination encourage me every day. My goal with this blog is for me to become more courageous in living life with faith by sharing my journey with endometriosis and infertility. I am so excited to see what God has in store for A New Kind of Normal! God Bless!!