Mother’s Day sets apart a special time to appreciate and honor our moms. Advertisements remind us to call, write, send a card, or get on an airplane to act on our love for Mother’s Day. What can we do when the thought of Mother’s Day makes our hearts twist and our stomachs lurch? Detours Many […]
Valentine’s Day can be one of the loneliest days of the year. Many people dread it due to their current single status: still waiting to meet their mate, widowed, or divorced. The numerous workplace floral deliveries on February 14th. The office door and its echoing ding engages momentary excitement that maybe this time the flowers […]
Two weeks ago I experienced the joy of watching my niece take her first official steps onto her new college campus. Circumstances and love allowed me to travel with my brother and deliver her to the next chapter in life (a big thank you to my sister-in-law!). Wow! So many firsts… First home away from […]
I take a deep breath and remind myself, it’s that time of year again. You know, the day set apart to honor and celebrate moms. The day children write poems as tokens of their love and families gather to celebrate mothers. A glorious day of recognition for women with children. A gut-wrenching day for women […]
May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
How many children do you have? When are you going to give me grandchildren? Why don’t you have any children? These are some of the toughest words married couples trying to conceive can hear. The speaker means no harm and does not realize the pain he or she just delivered. Infertility is defined as difficulty […]
The following is a guest post I wrote for Dr. Sue Edward’s blog on Bible.org: The Wait of Infertility We in western culture tend towards impatience. In general, we do not enjoy waiting…in lines, for food, for replies. Occasionally, I even find myself urging the microwave to heat food faster. The journey of infertility is […]
The combination of expectation and Valentine’s Day often results in large and small emotional wounds. Following a recent conversation, a mental light bulb switched on. Unmet expectations and fear are the greatest enemies of healthy relationships. My Expectation I realize I have expectations in every relationship – actions or words from friends, relatives, spouse, and […]