our story

I wish I could invite you over to my house, pour you some coffee, and talk. Like really talk. Heart talk, with you. So cuddle on up. Pretend the fire is crackling, your hands are warm from your coffee, and let me tell you our little story. I’d really love to hear yours too!

My hubby and I have been married for six years. He is my dream man. I’m so in love with him and think he hung the moon! Our marriage definitely isn’t perfect by any means, but we still dance in the kitchen after the baby is asleep. He is the man I have faithfully prayed for since I was 12. We actually didn’t share our first kiss until we got married. Crazy, I know! He has a sweet heart for Jesus and I love the way he humbly leads our family. It was around year three of marriage when we started “trying” to have a baby.


After yet another year of infertility treatments and no swollen belly, our hearts and my body were done. We were deciding whether or not to pursue a more aggressive infertility treatment and were in a time crunch to make a decision. (If you have walked this journey, you know everything revolves around “Day One.”) A friend invited us to an orphan care meeting at our church. And by the time we walked out to our car to go home, God had already funded half of the adoption that he confirmed in both our hearts during that meeting. You can read more details of that miracle,


We immediately started the adoption process through a local agency. We were scared, broken, and very raw. But God used those short months of waiting for our daughter to balm our hearts and began a work of healing. He taught us so much about ourselves and

our adoption

as His son and daughter.

positive pregnancy

test, if you will. We got the call that we were matched with our

birth mom

. Every time we prayed for our baby, we prayed for our birth mom. We had no idea the sweet relationship the Lord would cultivate because of this child. We consider her family and she will always be a hero in our home.

On December 21, 2013,

God’s faithfulness

was wrapped up in a 6 pound 5 ounce beautiful baby girl.

Selah Grace Satterfield.


parts of my heart too.

A few months after bringing Selah home, we found out she was going to be a big sister!

failed adoption

, a few months later, we welcomed Micah into our family. God really writes the best stories!  

So… as we finish up our coffee together, I hope you have seen past our messy, beautiful story to an absolutely breath-taking, very faithful God. He is so beautiful, isn’t He?

Thanks for meeting with me today! I really loved our time together!

*Photos are by the amazing

Rachel Ackerman

. I’m kind of obsessed with her work!