Hi! My name is Cindy and I co- run a blog called Triumphs and Trials where we provide a safe, and uplifting place for those wanting to gain knowledge and understanding about infertility. Spreading infertility awareness is very close to my heart because it is something I have struggled with for almost ten years. Through all the ups and downs my husband and I have been able to have our two miracle daughters and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t realize what incredible blessings they are! I would love to be able to have a small gaggle of children but I’m learning to embrace my amazing family of four and live this life I’ve been given to the fullest. Lately I have been trying to focus on what I do have instead of what I might not have and it has made all the difference.
Over the past few years as my husband and I have tried to add to our family we have suffered 14 failed rounds of IUI and 2 rounds of IVF that ended in heart breaking chemical pregnancies. Through all of the pain and sadness I have also felt so much joy and felt the deepest love from those around us. I have learned that people are good- I have seen firsthand the amazing earthly angels who surround me each day. I have learned that serving others truly is the best way to feel happy. And I have learned to seek the tender mercies given to me each and every day.
I’m also a survivor of the Columbine High School shootings that happened in April 1999. Going through that trial has helped shape me into who I am today. I have learned to lean on my faith in God and I believe with all my heart that time heals pain and that things won’t always be as bad or hard as they feel in the moment.
Through all my trials I try to focus on what they have taught me and how I can help someone else. I’m a work in progress and some days are really hard. But I’m truly grateful for the journey and everything I have learned along the way.