“‘For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”
– Jeremiah 29:11
The future. We all have sat and wondered what our future held at some point in our lives. For young couples, the idea of future might include owning a house and starting a family. The original “American Dream” which still holds so much meaning in 2019.
Cristi’s motherhood journey began in 2015 when she found out her and her husband were expecting. Shortly after reaching her second trimester, she found out that her little girl had some health complications. The nature of the complications caused Cristi to develop mirror syndrome. Her body was starting to mirror the health of her baby. They lost their daughter at 16 weeks gestation.
Cristi and her husband trusted the Lord and the plan that He had for their lives. She took some time to heal, both physically and emotionally. She put her focus and energy into work and school. In 2016 she found out she was pregnant again! She was able to fill her time which helped distract her from her own fears of the past repeating itself. She started her Masters Program and commuted 150 miles round trip between work, school and home. They welcomed their second baby girl in 2017.
In 2018 she found out she was pregnant with her 3rd baby! With a baby in her heart, on her hip and in her belly, she walked across the stage and graduated with her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology. Her baby boy was born in 2018.
Cristi works full time, but makes it a point to prioritize the important things in her life,
“I want my children to learn and adapt.”
Cristi and her husband believe it is important to model healthy relationships for their children. They model a healthy marriage, but also feel it is important to model healthy friendships. Cristi surrounds herself with a loving sacrificial tribe of women. Women can move mountains when we support, love and encourage each other!
This is the tightrope that Cristi walks.
What tightrope do you walk?