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Episode 88 - More Blessings Than Heartaches (Sandy Verrett)

11/12/2018
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Sandy realized that God wanted to do more with her infertility than give her a baby. This is her story. You can follow her on Instagram at: instagram.com/livingwithlessjourney -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run,...

Duration:00:49:48

Episode 87 - Kyndall Rogers

11/5/2018
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Infertility usually specializes in unpleasant surprises. But for Kyndall, infertility has been a catalyst for courage, hope, and a healthy relationship with God. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun...

Duration:00:59:41

Episode 86 - Good Bad Big Small (Danielle Haluska)

10/29/2018
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Danielle—emotionally, physically, and financially—felt “like a zombie.” Her husband told her, “I hate coming home because I feel like I don’t know who I’m coming home to.” But one day he brought home a baby bird—and everything changed. This is her story. Danielle’s blog: https://mysonghisstory.com Danielle’s support group: https://www.facebook.com/hopeinfertilitysupport/ -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is...

Duration:00:48:32

Episode 85 - Alexis Naylor

10/22/2018
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Alexis knew she needed help. The pain of infertility and loss had become debilitating. The sight of a pregnant belly instantly produced tears. So Alexis went to a counselor. A counselor who—we can’t make this stuff up—was pregnant. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and...

Duration:00:59:21

Episode 84 - Consumed (Krystal Saucedo)

10/15/2018
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Krystal’s infertility struggle had consumed her thought life with bitterness and envy. She didn’t choose this heartache. Could she choose her response to it? This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run,...

Duration:01:09:54

Episode 83 - Just Drink the Coffee (Hillary Norton)

10/8/2018
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Soon after the surgery began, the doctor realized that Hillary’s body was unlike anything he’d ever seen in his entire career, including medical school or even textbooks. Where were Hillary’s organs? This is her story. You can connect with Hillary at: https://www.instagram.com/thewaitingblog https://thewaiting-infertility.blogspot.com/ -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can...

Duration:00:46:44

Episode 82 - I Found My People (Kim Medina)

10/1/2018
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Kim is one of our online group leaders. After one of her miscarriages, her rage surprised her. She actually put a hole in a wall. All she could pray was, “God, I'm so mad at you! But I need you.” This is her story. Kim currently leads both our online infertility support group and our online PAIL support group. You can reach her at kimberly.medina@sarahs-laughter.com. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is...

Duration:00:56:17

Episode 81 - You’ve Got to Take Care of You (Elizabeth Carpenter)

9/24/2018
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Elizabeth leads our Infertility Support Group in Tallahassee, Florida. After so many ups and downs while trying to conceive, she was done—physically, mentally, and emotionally. But taking a break is not giving up. This is her story. Here’s the link to Elizabeth’s group: https://www.sarahs-laughter.com/tallahassee/ -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media...

Duration:00:37:14

Episode 80 - It’s Not Over Yet (Ashton Bordelon)

9/17/2018
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Ashton’s doctor was always positive and encouraging. Until the day he said, “It’s not bad, it’s really bad.” She was so devastated at the thought of not having a baby that she, in her words, “went a little psycho and dove out of a car.” This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and...

Duration:00:54:37

Episode 79 - The Podcast You Don’t Want to Listen To (Sandy Michelet)

9/10/2018
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Extroverted, bubbly, thriving Sandy had bottled up the hurt of being childless for years. Until one night in the bathtub, she looked over at her razor and caught herself thinking how she could get the blade out and end her life. This is her story. You can connect with Sandy online at: thechildlesslife.com sandy@thechildlesslife.com For resources mentioned in this episode by Sandy regarding the childless community, you can...

Duration:00:55:04

Episode 78 - Longing for Motherhood (Chelsea Patterson Sobolik)

9/3/2018
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Chelsea had always been the good girl. As a child, she was always rewarded for “being good.” At 19, she learned she was born with a rare condition that would prevent her from conceiving. She felt aggrieved, confused, and angry at God. This is her story. Her book addressing childlessness, Longing for Motherhood, is available in bookstores and online. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com....

Duration:00:35:26

Episode 77 - Redemption (Carmen Smith)

8/27/2018
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As Carmen was raised by an abusive grandmother, placed in a shelter, adopted, unadopted, and fostered, she didn’t want children. Then a maternal instinct awakened & she felt: “If I don’t have a baby right now, I’m probably going to crumble.” This is her story. You can connect with Carmen online at: instagram.com/_carmensmith grosstograndiose.com thesmithsadopt.com/ -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is...

Duration:01:12:50

Episode 76 - Thirst (Danielle Summers)

8/20/2018
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Danielle was still in the infertility closet when a relative gave her a Christmas present that she would never forget: a pregnancy test. This is her story. You can reach Danielle through her website: daniellejoy.co. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on...

Duration:00:49:37

Episode 75 - Silent But Working (Valencya Thompson)

8/6/2018
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After 3 miscarriages, no diagnosis, and no compassion from her doctor, Valencya stopped seeking treatment anywhere. But then a persistent friend living in another state found her a specialist—and everything changed. This is her story. You can find out more about Valencya, her book, and her ministry at: valencyathompson.com instagram.com/fertilityhope -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com....

Duration:00:53:07

Episode 74 - Be Still (Jennie Weeks)

7/30/2018
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Jennie, who leads our Shreveport infertility group, miscarried at 5 weeks 3 days. She conceived again, but at 5 weeks 3 days, she started bleeding. Again. This is her story. You can reach Jennie at: jennie.weeks@sarahs-laughter.com sarahs-laughter.com/shreveport -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram,...

Duration:01:07:00

Episode 73 - Pilgrimage to Bethany (Karen Jung)

7/23/2018
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The death of her brother blocked out light and hope from 17-year-old Karen’s family. Years later, when she miscarried, that darkness returned. But Karen heard of a woman in the Bible who also grieved her brother, and hope was rekindled. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and...

Duration:01:17:59

Episode 72 - Waiting for Baby Bird (Elisha Kearns)

7/16/2018
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Elisha, a faith-based infertility blogger and speaker, planned to surprise her family with the perfect pregnancy announcement. Instead, she had to share her pregnancy and miscarriage in the same sentence. This is her story. Elisha is speaking at the Hope Narrative on August 10-11, 2018: hopenarrative.org Elisha’s ministry links: waitingforbabybird.com facebook.com/waitingforbabybird/ instagram.com/waitingforbabybird -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at...

Duration:01:35:29

Episode 71 - The Community I Never Knew I Was Missing (Joanna Hackman)

7/9/2018
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Once Joanna, our Los Angeles infertility support group leader, shared her story online, she set off a series of improbable events (including this interview). “I don’t believe in coincidences. I just believe in a really good, good God.” This is her story. Joanna’s support group page at Sarah’s Laughter: https://www.sarahs-laughter.com/losangeles/. Joanna’s blog: https://actorandadventurer.com/. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our...

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 70 - The Sign of Four (Sara Carver)

7/2/2018
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Sara was in a hospital emergency room when a joyful nurse walked up and said “Congratulations! You’re pregnant!” Sara was there because she was miscarrying. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby...

Duration:01:07:11

Episode 69 - Little Bean (Tara Manning)

6/18/2018
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Tara planned to use this episode to share the happy ending to her infertility story and encourage others. Days before our interview, however, she miscarried. Despite her grief, Tara still did the interview. “I’ve lost so much in infertility and in what I thought my life would be like, and I’m not going to lose my faith.” This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can...

Duration:00:52:13