My name is Connie Ann. I grew up in Maryland in a very large Italian-American, Catholic family. I’m married to  James, a fellow Maryland Catholic from an equally large family. Strangely, we grew up in the same town, knew all the same people as kids, but didn’t meet each other until we were 20 and 22. We live in a cute little house in Maryland and a have a pet dutch bunny named Brownie.

I have MRKH, which (among other things) means we’re unable to have biological children. That bombshell was dropped on me at 16.

As you can imagine, I’ve had a LOT of time to think about what it means to be an infertile Catholic married woman, and while I still don’t have all the answers, that’s usually what I write about here.

When I’m not at work (or at choir practice), I’m either playing my piano, reading, or writing. I have a degree in history from The Catholic University of America, and an insatiable thirst for travel. I’ve been to a few places, but not nearly as many as I would like.

This blog is about my thoughts and our life, with all of its ups and downs. It’s about having the courage to live the life that we know God has planned for us, and all in his time.

Romans 8:28

*Also, if you or someone you know is a Catholic who has MRKH, you’re not alone! There is a secret group of us on Facebook. If you’d like to join, please send me a message via my contact page.

10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Connie, the short time I was able to get to know you I always admired and respected you and your values and hard undetering hard work. I have no idea how you have the time for these wonderful inspiring blogs but I always saw your inspirations. I loved finding this finally and look forward to your next encouraging, faith based spiritual blog…. I am currantly on long term disability for quite a few health issues that I feel God graced me with to open my eyes wider to his love. I am in jessup, md at my husbands shop frequently for doctors appointments and would love to see you , have coffee or even lunch if you have spare time, obviously your time is very fufiled and and occupied in all your adventures. Even if it doesnt happen due to LIFE.. I look forward to your next blog. Love, Dee Stewart


  2. Nice to learn more about! I agree, it is a balancing act savings $$$ for trips and adoption. In the midst of infertility, traveling has been such a bright spot and blessing. But we need to save for adoption too. 🙂


  3. Thanks so much for your reflections. I am currently starting a Catholic outreach to couples struggling with infertility, now that I have come to a peaceful acceptance of it in my own life. God bless you! Mary


    1. That is wonderful, Mary! I’m hoping to do more myself to help others struggling with this. I am so happy you like my blog. God bless you too!


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