Friday, January 27, 2012

My name is Courtney. It's nice to meet you.

I have been doing this little blog for nearly 4 years now. Crazy! A lot has happened from 2007 to 2012, and the blog has been there for it all. I have been on two mission trips. I confessed to being a recovering feminist. I moved to Louisville to attend seminary. I met my amazing husband and got married. I struggled through learning how to be a wife. My grandpa passed away during our first year of marriage. I miscarried shortly after our one year wedding anniversary. Daniel graduated from seminary. We moved to Little Rock to plant a church. And now, we are walking through infertility. It has been a wild, crazy, fun, and sorrowful ride.

"Don't Waste Your Infertility" brought some of you to this blog. Some of you have been here for a while. Some of you are my family and friends. Some of you are far away friends. But none of you are strangers. I'm the kind of extrovert who hasn't ever really met a stranger. So if you are new here, let me be the first to welcome you to my blog. I'm glad you are here. If you lived near me, I would totally have you over for coffee. But since many of you are not, I'm glad we can connect through this little thing called the internet.

The blog is called In View of God's Mercy, and that's what leads me to write. God has saved me and bestowed his mercy upon me. My thoughts are in light of that amazing reality. Sometimes I write about personal things. Sometimes I write about cultural things. Sometimes I write about food (yum!). But most of the time I just write about the things he is teaching me on this journey called life. So if you are an old friend around here, consider this a little update/refresher. If you are new, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad to walk this road with you.


Mandy Kimsey said...

I am new and now have you on my blog feed. I too struggled with infertility and in view of God's mercy see how He completely has drawn me closer to him through the struggle of infertility. It is amazing how much He has shown me about himself through this compared to my whole life. My husband and I were blessed to be able to go through fertility treatments that were covered through a job that I had been let go from (crazy) and after several failed attempts at IUI's and IVF, we conceived our two identical twin boys who are now 16 months old. I know since I have children, I may be considered not in the infertile world, but I still am and know that crazy struggles and fears that come with not knowing if you are ever going to have your own children. If you would ever like to talk let me know... I will be praying for you during this season! Because no matter what, whether you have your own children or not, He still loves you and has the best in store for you!

Courtney Reissig said...

Hi Mandy! Praise God that he answered your prayers and provided you with children! I'm so glad to meet you and that you introduced yourself. I just read your story on your blog of how you guys got pregnant. That's amazing! And your boys are precious!

Thanks again for reading and commenting.

nicarv said...

Hi Courtney, I ventured over to your blog after reading your article on gospel coalition. I really appreciated what you had to say all spoke directly to my heart. And I cried through the whole article relating to it all. We were told that we couldn't have biological kids without medical help. And we're blessed to get pregnant with our now 3.5 year old son on our first round of IVF. Since then we have still been trying to add to our family but it hasn't happened. Our story is at Thank your again for your article and your reminder to not waste this God given opportunity! Looked at a couple of other things on your blog, you are a gifted writer. Excited to follow you.

Courtney Reissig said...


Thanks for commenting and for reading! I will be praying for you that God would open your womb again. Nice to meet you!