Curveball: Second Visit to REI


Confession: We filmed this video in the parking lot of our REI’s office. We pressed record and started regurgitating everything we just heard. As soon as we stopped the video, we were tempted to erase and re-record a more sugar-coated version of what just happened. We talked about it and came to the conclusion that, if you’re reading this right now, you have “signed up” to come on this journey with us. That includes the good, the bad, the scary, the sticky, the “TMI”s, and the “what-if”s. So we aren’t going to sugar-coat it …that meeting was scary! We were not expecting for the words “brain” and “tumor” to even be brought up in our test results. This whole time I’ve been researching words like “ovaries”, “AMH”, “TSH”, “progesterone”, “uterus”, “endometriosis”, “hysterosalpingogram”- but “brain” and “tumor” were the farthest from my radar – a definite CURVEBALL!

Well after the shock wore off, we researched it and if it is a benign tumor in my pituitary gland, it’s not life threatening or going to keep us from getting pregnant but still- no thank you!! I don’t want to take pills for 6 months to a year! Thanks for the prayers!! I am scheduled for my MRI next week. Please keep the prayers coming!




8 thoughts on “Curveball: Second Visit to REI

  1. Said a pray for you both! Our God is so big! I know he has a plan and he desires to make your dream of having a family come true. I prayed for peace to cover your home, relationship and this entire situation. That the doctors may guide you and get the results your desire!
    Your sister in Christ ,

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  2. Juli & Allan: thank you for your raw honesty. I’ve committed to pray daily for you. I need to know how to pray. God is walking with you each step of the way. The hardest thing we do is trust. So we, your prayer warriors have to sometimes trust for you as your strength grows. I’m going to ask Mary Millar to reach out to you Juli. She has a beign tumor also. Love you, keep the faith.

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  3. You guys are amazing! Thanks for being so vulnerable and using the first footage. No one cares for sugar-coating, especially an issue like this. I love you guys so much and consistently praying for you both =). Totally there with you 😉


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