Episode 15: Natalie Bergstrasser; About Grieving and Getting Back Up Again

  • Natalie Bergstrasser is a momma to two sweet and spunky girls, wife to NorthChurch Creative Director Michael Bergstrasser, and a warrior for foster care and adoption through her job with Lilyfield. 
  • On this episode, Natalie discusses her experience in foster care, grieving the loss of special people in her life, and the way her life came full circle as she and Michael made the decision to foster. 
  • Natalie’s story is so powerful as she talks about leaning into Jesus in the midst of suffering and seeing grief as an opportunity to know Him more and love others well. 

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Mentioned:

  • North Church (north.church)
  • Lilyfield (www.lilyfield.org)

Thanks to Natalie for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 11: Lea Schoeffler

  • Lea Schoeffler is a hairstylist and makeup artist, married to Jake, and they have two beautiful babies.  
  • On this episode, Lea shares her family’s story of fostering and adoption. Lea is real and honest in such a beautiful way  as she talks about her fear of the “what-ifs” and some of the hard times as she and her husband opened their hearts to God’s calling on their lives.
  • Lea reminds us, in a powerful way, that sometimes faith means stepping out even in fear, to be obedient. She uses her story to share truth about how God is in the details. Her beautiful family is such a great example of how great our Father’s love for us truly is.

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Mentioned:

  • Angels Foster Family Network
  • Beauty Therapy with Lea (Facebook)

Thanks to Lea for joining About the Girls today.

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Episode 3: April Haddock

  • April is married to Curtis, who she met while in school at The University of Oklahoma and they are parents to sweet little Jonah. Fun fact, Jonah has a set of dimples that will put a smile on your face on the hardest day. April is a full-time mom, part-time NICU nurse and lover of reading, cheese, and her people.
  • We discuss April’s struggles with fertility, the joy of adoption, and the hard parts of family planning.
  • Through it all, even in the midst of unmet expectations, April encourages us to remember God is sovereign and His plans for us are good.

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Mentioned: Welcome Ave Designs (@welcomeave)

Thanks to April for joining About the Girls today. You can find April here:

Instagram: aprilhaddock3

Facebook: April Haddock

*If you enjoy reading and you aren’t following April, go follow her on Instagram! She gives great reviews and book suggestions for your next read.

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson