God Needs Brave Moms

August 3, 2016 in Family / Love Notes

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The other morning I woke up with half of my mouth swollen. One of the joys of pregnancy is inflammation of your gums and they can easily get infection…so when I went in for an emergency dentist visit, that was my diagnosis.

“Are you sure you’re not pregnant?” she said.

“Nope. But I have been the passed year.”

I was calculating the other day how long my body has had pregnancy hormones. It’s been almost a year and my journey gets to continue. I don’t talk the details too much because I’m in the middle of it and it’s pretty tender to me, but this week I’ve had some kind of doctor appointment every day and Friday will be my 5th surgery this year. I’ve been told that my body can get pregnant easy but has a hard time carrying and might need medical intervention to get my babies here. We are currently waiting to hear back from some tests and know exactly which steps to take. It’s been quite a road for our little family.

But I’ve come to learn that it all really is okay.


Because God needs brave moms and if this is what I have to go through to become brave, I’ll do it.

So bring on more needles, surgeries, weight gain, more bad news and empty feelings. I got this. Being far from family has been difficult but we have a village here helping us every step of the way and my heart is filled to the brim with gratitude for those who have helped in so many different ways. (You know who you are, I love you!!)

EVERY mom person has some kind of “hard” to go through. My heart aches as I watch those who go through such heart breaking tragedies. I believe that our trials are tailored to us specifically and as I learn of what others go through, I gladly take my load because so many people have it pretty tough. You can’t compare trials but you can have compassion for others and gratitude for your own.

So maybe hard is okay. Maybe hard teaches us more than anything else would. Maybe it’s shaping us into someone better. And maybe… just maybe, all of this will teach me how to be brave.



(These thoughts sparked after listening to a segment of THIS amazing talk.)

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  • Madeline Casey August 3, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I’m rooting for you Aubrey! Hard definitely makes us stronger. When I look back on trials in my life I am always grateful that they happened because I can see how much better I have become because of them. It doesn’t make it any less hard to know that, but it does make it feel more worth while to endure. Love ya!

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com August 3, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks Mads, love you!!

  • Chelsea @ Life With My Littles August 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    You’ve got this, girl! I’m so sorry for all the awful stuff you are going through and I hope you get some answers soon. Thanks for sharing your positive outlook 🙂 It helps to see other moms being so brave and hopeful!

  • chelsea jacobs August 6, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I adore this.

  • Lauren October 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    This really spoke to my heart this morning. I’ve just recently come across your blog, and I feel like you’ve just written my feelings exactly. My baby girl is 3.5 months old and I had her while my husband was deployed. He’s been home for just over a month now, and it turns out he’s deploying again in April. I keep thinking to myself how unfair it is, but each time I do, I’m introduced to someone who would love to even have a baby, or be able to get pregnant, or to be healthy, or to have a husband with a steady job and income, and am reminded that this trial isn’t any harder than those that other people go through and I feel a little bit luckier to have what I have. Anyway, this post did that for me today. So thank you! You got this, mama!

    • aubrey.olsen22@gmail.com November 14, 2016 at 5:35 am

      Lauren, you are so sweet. THanks so much for taking the time to write a comment! I truly believe though, that we can’t compare our trials because I don’t know if I could do what you do! YOU are the definition of #mombrave and sometimes it’s okay to cry about it for a minute and then wake up the next day and get back up and face it as best as you can. You are such an amazing mama to that little girl and will be so blessed for all the good that both you and your husband are doing. You got this too Mama! So glad we have each other! Xo

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