Monday, March 9, 2015

What is Freedom?

"Freedom is the disciplining of desire, so as to make the achievement of the good first possible, and then effortless."  - Fr. Robert Barron

I need to tattoo this quote on my forehead, so that I see it every time I look in the mirror and remind myself that desire is meant to be disciplined, not given free rein.

The quote comes around the 1:15 mark in the video I linked to below (sorry, having problems with embedding it, for some reason), but I suggest watching the whole thing, because it's awesome.

Fr. Robert Barron on Israel, the Church, and the Law (Part 2 of 2)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WOW! I'm the March Adopt-A-Blogger Adoptee!

Welcome!

OK, so I was very surprised to get the email informing me that I had been selected for the March Adopt-a-Blogger.  I feel very humbled to think that we're going to have so many wonderful people praying for us and our desire to become parents.  It is a little added bonus that my birthday is in March, so that the timing of this seems like such a beautiful little birthday present from God!
This is me.  Hi!  I'm Casey.
This is my sweet husband, James.
So, some background.  James and I have been married nearly 10 years.  We started trying to grow our family almost 7 years ago, and we've had absolutely no success.  We haven't had any pregnancies (that I know of).  I consulted a NaPro physician a few years ago, and apparently my progesterone was so low that he wasn't sure I was even ovulating.  I started some medical interventions to try to stimulate ovulation, including Clo.mid, progesterone, and HC.G injections.  After a few months of treatment, some other medical issues came up that made me decide to step back from the infertility treatments until I could get those issues diagnosed and addressed.  Eventually, all my various symptoms turned out to be related to undiagnosed Graves Disease (auto-immune hyperthyroidism).