Category Archives: friends

… your turn is coming

I wanted to write a post for the ladies who are waiting. Who are frustrated at the ticking clock. The passing months that turn into years. The ones who are heard their tenth baby/pregnancy/adoption announcement. Who are exhausted and emotionally … Continue reading

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… a little bit of hope

From the very beginning of our journey, Thomas and I have been incredibly hopeful about bringing a little one into the world. As our plans in how we would be bringing home a baby changed, we remained hopeful about God’s … Continue reading

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… celebrate

Hey y’all!!!! I hope you have had an amazing weekend!!! Mine was filled with graduations and time with friends that are really family as worshipping!! I am so full of GOOD!!! emotions, so completely overwhelmed with God’s goodness, His plans, … Continue reading

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… please be still

My heart beats fast. Tears well up in my eyes. My imagination runs wild. Plans are spinning, floating, and growing in my mind. And, I cannot help it. In a short matter of literally WEEKS, Thomas and I are slated … Continue reading

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… oh it’s not so bad

Ya know……. It’s not that bad. Life. Yes, we struggle and we go through the most painful experiences, we’re hit with the hardest of hard times. And, honestly. Sometimes it is that bad. Sometimes, it just plain stinks. But, if … Continue reading

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… hi

hi, my name is Alaina Mayes and I am not perfect. I have flaws and blemishes…. Imperfections and issues….. And, marks and scars that make up who I am. Good. Bad. And, indifferent. Thankfully, there is MAC & the Lamb … Continue reading

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… promises kept

I ran across this quote on Facebook this morning and have thought about it all day. The truths and promises referred to in this one little quote served as an amazing reminder and has definitely been a source of comfort. … Continue reading

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