A journey of hope and healing after a decade of infertility and two maternal near-misses.

About Me

My name is Casey and I am the writer behind The Heart of Home. I started this blog way back in 2011 as a way to document my creative undertakings, but it has grown to be so much more over the years. In February 2016, I started writing about- and sharing!- our wild ride to parenthood. My posts have been far more personal than I ever intended them to be, but I feel God is prompting me to lay it all out there in it's raw and vulnerable glory, detailing our battle with infertility and two of the leading causes of maternal mortality. I'm the first to admit that our story is ongoing. There isn't a neat and happy ending tied with a bow, but that's real life, right? Often times life is messy and we are learning to navigate the season we are in. Sometimes that season includes an unexpected hardship that turns your world completely upside down.  

Prior to my pregnancy, I was a very private person. Believe me when I tell you, hitting that 'publish' button on such a deeply personal experience has been nerve wracking at times. My hope is that writing about our trials encourages you in whatever challenge you are going through yourself. I also hope it helps to shine a light on the need for better maternal healthcare in the United States through the lens of a survivor. The aftermath of severe maternal morbidity cycles through all sorts of things like grief, joy, heartbreak and an intense gratitude. I'm sure you could say the same about whatever challenge you are currently facing too, because often times the threads of suffering are the same regardless of the cause. And while it might feel like some of these life phases last far too long, there is opportunity for personal growth through them, and there is hope for healing. There is always hope!

So grab a cup of coffee and join me on this wild journey. I'm doing my part to save the mothers who come after me one blood donation, blood drive and awareness campaign at a time. All of my efforts may never gain much traction, but if it helps one person... or it helps one survivor mom feel like she isn't alone... it will be another example- in a string of examples- of God giving beauty for these ashes.  

Whatever brought you here, thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you are here.

Photo by C. Noelle Photography

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