A Letter to the Woman Facing the Unexpected


When you go through an unexpected change or struggle, you may find yourself thinking about life in terms of “before” and “after.” When Alexa Hyman reflects on her journey over the past two years, she remembers her life before and after February 17, 2017, when she found out she was expecting a baby girl.

Sharing our unique stories can help others feel less alone, and that’s Alexa’s goal. Each one of us has our own unique story of joy and struggle, our “Februaries.” So how do we be brave and face that struggle head on? Alexa is leading the way with a conversation about beauty, meaning, conversation, community, and heart. Because we’re all facing our own February, or have one that is yet to come.

Alexa is a passionate Catholic woman and mom who knows the value of being there for people. She’s also the creator behind Back in February, where she shares the journey of single motherhood. We talk about her unexpected pregnancy with her daughter, Renley, and how her experience inspired her to minister to other women going through unexpected struggles.

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Topics we talked about in this episode:

  • Totally surrendering the plans we had over to the Lord (and trusting him!)

  • Why vulnerability isn’t weakness, and how to share in a healthy way with those you trust

  • The importance of community as women

  • How to empathize with someone going through an unexpected journey

  • The beauty of physical and spiritual maternity

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