& so it begins.

Life is getting exciting for The Harrell's!

My name is Julie Harrell and I am an amateur photographer. I have always had a passion for photos. It started in second grade, I entered a contest for a photography story. You had to find a picture that "spoke" to you. I really let that sink in. I captured a picture of a waterfall while my family and I were camping. The sounds it played and the life it gave to the mountain around as it danced down the side of the rocks. The photo captured that feeling and told the story all on it's own. Photos can touch your heart strings, make you giggle and let you remember exactly how a moment made you feel! 

As I begin my adventure into expanding my knowledge on photography, my Husband and I also begin our adventure to become parents! EEK! This blog has been on my mind for a long time. I found solace and guidance from a similar blog and thought, "WHY aren't you sharing your story?!?!" I hope that this blog reaches someone and educates others.  I was born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome or MRKH or just simply put, without a uterus. 1 in 5,000 girls are born with this syndrome and there is no known cause. I've struggled with this "diagnosis" as I have ALWAYS wanted to become a mother. It took me a while to accept and understand. Even now as we begin our journey to finding a surrogate and starting IVF, I sometimes have dreams that I can conceive. Bright side- WE CAN! Not with my body, but I can harvest my own eggs and adoption is an option! We are so excited to see where this journey takes us and others!

"The scars you share become lighthouses for other people who are headed to the same rocks you hit"-Unknown.

Julie