If there’s anything I’ve learned about the first years of motherhood, it’s that there will be a struggle (or struggles) somewhere. Maybe it’s fertility, maybe it’s the pregnancy, maybe it’s a miscarriage, maybe it’s the labor, maybe it’s breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, postpartum emotions, or even infant loss. I have had people I love and deeply adore experience every single one of these categories. But the beauty of it all, and in every story I’ve witnessed, is that there’s hope, a glimmer of light in what may seem like a room full of darkness, and a gravitational calling and whisper to lean into and trust our Maker a little more. Meet the Goins family. Three beautiful adoptions and a baby bump later. My mouth fell open when I was at the beach and Beth texted me the news that she was expecting. They are such an example of how God blesses obedience and how He often surprises us when we least expect it. He’s so good like that.