A Changed Heart

Kim’s Journey

Trifecta March 5, 2012

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So excited. I tripled the number of times my blog was read today! I had 3 instead of the usual 1. WooHoo. Thank you to all 3 of you!


Post Transfer……..and Counting November 27, 2010

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My daughter had 2 embryos transferred on Tuesday, November 23. They were able to freeze 7 of the remaining eggs. She had to have 2 days of bedrest following the procedure. She continues to get the PIO injections daily and at this point because she is so tiny she is getting bruises on her bruises. BUT, she will be able to take a pregnancy test on Friday, December 3…….so we are just in a countdown at this point. Also pray for both of us – a menopausal mother with a hormonal daughter….whew….what a combination. 7 days


IVF November 18, 2010

Filed under: Children,Christmas,Family,Holidays,Infertility,Prayer — Kimberly @ 10:07 pm
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Long day today and it wasn’t even me going through it, well I was but I wasn’t. My daughter has been going through the IVF process. Today she and her husband went to Nashville for the egg retrieval. The retrieved 23 eggs, which I understand is good. Now the waiting begins. She will get a phone message on the next 2 days on the growth of the embryos and they will transfer them back in her anywhere from Sunday to Tuesday – most likely Tuesday. She can have a pregnancy test on December 3. That will seem like an eternity away – kinda like waiting on Christmas when you were a child. You never thought it would get here. Keep us (yeah, me too) in your prayers and hopefully we will be like little kids on Christmas morning when we get exactly what we want.


Parenthood September 28, 2010

Filed under: Children,Family,Infertility,Prayer — Kimberly @ 8:34 pm

That is the name of a current television show and I enjoy watching it, but it makes me stop and think. We take that for granted. Parenthood. We think that we get married, we will have babies, raise them and life will be wonderful. There are difficult times at all ages of your life. When your kids are little, when your kids are teenagers, when they become adults. One time isn’t easier than the other – just depends on how you handle it when it comes. There are many young couples who don’t have children by their choice, but just as many who don’t have children because they can’t. So many people think that because a couple does not have children that they are being selfish and the statements “when are you gonna have kids” or “your biological clock is ticking” or “when are you gonna settle down” can sting to the bone when the couple is struggling with infertility. It makes me stop and think of all the times I have said that to someone jokingly. Now I am seeing it from a different light. My daughter and her husband have struggled with this for 5 years. Every month she is heart-broken all over again. Every month I am heart-broken for her. For me, it just happened. I had a daughter and a son, really without any struggle or wait. I can’t tell her that I understand what she is feeling, because I don’t. I feel so helpless. I can’t make it happen, go away, or fix it. All I can do is pray. So the next time you are around a young couple, think before you ask them why they don’t have kids yet. Sometimes they just can’t. Keep my daughter and son-in-law in your prayers as they start the tedious steps of IVF. Pray that it will work for them. Pray that if it doesn’t I will be able to comfort my daughter. Pray for me.


Door Decorating 2 December 24, 2008

Well, it is quite amazing how a group can make anything difficult. Here are the rest of the doors in our contest at work. The judging was on Tuesday. People were laughing and carrying on during the voting that morning. Some girls wore signs that said “vote for door #___ and you MAY win a trip to florida”; others were offering similar “SILLY” things. We were laughing and joking, so I said “well, vote for me and I will get your paycheck done early”. The initial voting came in and I won. However, someone declared that I had tampered with the voting with an unfair advantage…..get real people and get over it!   It is not like they weren’t going to get paid before their regular payday anyway (Thursdays – which happens to be Christmas and we are closed) Well, there was not enough Christmas spirit in me to be jolly, so I just took my door out of the contest. So, you might say, I was not one of the ones who brought JOY to my own office that day (Door #3 on the first post was my door).   We were being silly.  Hmph. Okay, so here are the rest of the doors. The blue snow scene won.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.dsc04036dsc04037dsc04040dsc04041dsc04043


December December 1, 2008

Filed under: Children,Faith,Family,Friends,Holidays — Kimberly @ 7:35 pm
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Can you believe it is December?  Man, where did this year go?  I came home from work sick today, but brought work home with me.  I am loving this new technology (well, new for me)  I can log in to my work computer from my laptop and still get stuff accomplished while in my sweats on my couch.  Kinda defeats the purpose of sick time, but at least I don’t get as stressed thinking I am getting behind at work.  Back to my original thought.  December.  I have not done any Christmas shopping (well, I went once but only found stuff for me), I do not have my tree up, and haven’t done any holiday baking.  I am not even singing in the cantata at church this year, so I have no excuses.  Where does the time go?  I love to bake and take homemade goods to friends, but we have my husband’s work dinner this weekend, he is also in the church drama the following weekend and then we have the weekend before Christmas which is when my brother will be here.  Whew.  Baking may have to take a backseat this year.  What are your Christmas traditions?  Baking, caroling, family time, church.  You will find as your children get older that you have to be flexible to those traditions.  When I first married we had it all down pat.  My grandmother’s and my parents on Christmas Eve, our house and his mom’s on Christmas day, his grandmother on the 26th for supper.  Now we try to go with the flow……..our grandparents are now gone……..my brother now has a small child and they go back to Missouri before Christmas day……my daughter has her husband’s family to work in…..traditions become less important than time together.  I treasure the time together.  Well, maybe “traditions” is not the right word, maybe routine is what I mean.  We still know that Jesus IS the reason and are thankful for Him, that is our tradition.  Our routines must change.

Here is what my tree will look like if I ever get to that partchristmas-2007-014

Maybe I could just print this picture and hang it in my living room!!


27 November 15, 2008

Filed under: Children,Family,Golf — Kimberly @ 9:37 pm
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So hard to believe.  My youngest will be 27 tomorrow, don’t blink ladies…it goes way too fast.  It seems like yesterday he was graduating from pre-school in his white pants and plaid jacket reciting his “I Want to be a Banker”.  His blonde hair in a mullet (haha – he hates that picture!)  Or was it yesterday I was sitting at the Greenville Park Ampitheatre watching him get his first t-ball award, or maybe the Little League game he made an unassisted triple play.   Wait, maybe it was 6th grade graduation when I took 30 pictures of him in his new suit and wire-rimmed glasses (oh wait, no film in the camera).  Oh…I remember…it was the first high school golf match when the golf bag was bigger than him and he beat all the guys twice his size.  It was just yesterday he was pitching a no-hitter or winning that regional game, or was I watching him receive his All-State award from golf pro Russ Cochran.  Oh…. I think it was yesterday he graduated high school – top of his class.  No wait, my memory is better now, he is playing in College Golf Nationals in Albequerque NM (5th place) or Palm Coast FL and getting that college regional win.  Oh, there he is coaching the local high school baseball team.  No, I remember now, it was Monday night  and he was coaching basketball with his first teaching position.  Blink.  Blink.  All I know is that all these seem like yesterday.  I have been through 7 different graduations, 4 sports, umpteen awards, girlfriends and breakups, and I love him more every day and everything seems like it went by way too quick.  Cherish your little ones because before you know it they will be 27 too!  Here are pictures of our dinner tonight.  My beautiful daughter and my son.  We came in 3 cars and at the end of the dinner went 3 different ways.  I miss all the days that seemed like they were just yesterday.  Blink..blink..there went more time.