If you've followed the pep rally for awhile, then you already know that each month the blog hop participants are given a theme or a challenge to work with. This month, we were asked to be inspired by the following quote - "A diamond is a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well."
2014 was an extremely stressful year for my husband and I - probably our toughest year of married life so far. I plan to share more of our journey with you all in the new year but, long story short, we've been trying to get pregnant for awhile now and haven't had much success. It's been a very discouraging, heartbreaking process. I wouldn't say that I've handled the stress of infertility "exceptionally well" but I do think I've done my best to stay optimistic and positive. When I saw that quote, I knew I wanted to give myself a little pat on the back and make a page documenting this part of our story.
The journaling is hidden on the back of the layout. If you're wondering why I chose a photo of my feet, the journaling talks about "standing firm" through the trial and not giving up hope no matter how stressful things become.
Your next stop on the blog hop is Kat … be sure to check out her post!
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