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 […]
After trying for a year to get pregnant, the strip barely registered the + sign before I miscarried in the middle of the night. Clueless about the combination of issues faced, I swallowed the tears and began again. I had yet to realize that I had taken a sharp right turn off Happy Drive and […]
The toughest step I ever took was the first one on a bridge to an unknown path. I was wrapped in disappointment, bitterness, and just plain sadness when I realized that I would never be a mom, would never have a child of my own. I was lost. My future looked bleak and unclear. Several […]
I need to confess. Ready? Within a month, I failed my New Year’s commitment to leave my baggage back in 2012. Well, maybe not complete failure, more of a pause. I spent months preparing to write the blog that has frolicked in my head for Oh. So. Long. Then, at the end of 2o12, I […]
This year I resolve to leave my baggage behind. You know, the stuff transported from one year to the next year to the next. The burden that escalates bitterness, weariness, and frankly, creates paralysis of life. I want to thrive. Not just cope or muddle through. Thrive! I’m declaring an end to the drudgery of […]