Weather-wise we are in a weird time – sitting in the middle of winter with a few days of mild temperatures thrown in for confusion. As the sunshine coaxes green shoots from their warm beds, I want to bend down and call out to them. Stop! Quit growing! You don’t know what you’re doing. Stay nestled […]
Watching the blaze of color crawl down the mountainside makes my soul sing. I don’t fully understand the scientific process but I know the result is magnificent. Of course this bounty of color signals great change. Trees transform from lush greens to a burnish of gold, orange, and magenta. Each year these gems fall to […]
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 […]