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Posts with the ‘community’ tag

When the Stork Passes By

How many children do you have?   When are you going to give me grandchildren?   Why don’t you have any children? These questions pierce the hearts of couples in the midst of infertility or those who find themselves involuntarily childless. The speaker means no harm and doesn’t realize the pain these questions deliver. Maybe […]

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The Calendar Conundrum

Many thanks to Kelley Mathews for offering a guest post spot on her blog to discuss the calendar of infertility. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/kelleymathews/2020/05/the-calendar-conundrum-offering-care-and-love-in-a-time-of-need/. If you know someone in the midst of an infertility season, please consider reaching out during this strange pandemic time.

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A Graduation Moment Celebrated in Community

The moment took my breath away. As they called his name and he took a few faltering steps, several seniors jumped to their feet clapping loudly. Within seconds the rest of the large senior class leapt up as well. Teachers in chairs onstage joined in and the other teachers in the audience chimed in too. […]

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4 Ways to Transform a Difficult Back-to-School Season

The close of Summer peeks over the horizon. As sunny, salty days begin to conclude, a hint of Fall is in the air… A new school year is near. Overnight, stores begin to overrun with school sales. Advertising everywhere entices us to purchase of kids clothing and school supplies. Church pulpits communicate prayerful messages for […]

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The Final Salute: An Act of Unity

The last few years, we Americans have been in the thick of a great divide, a magnitude of cultural upheaval like I’ve never seen. There seems to be little to bring us together. It feels like we have lost any sense of common ground or basic respect for one another. Left against Right. Blue vs. […]

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A Day to Remember

Today, October 15th, represents the Official Day of Remembrance within a month of Infant & Pregnancy Loss Awareness. This month allows those of us who have experienced the gut-wrenching pain of loss to come together in support and community. If this month has personal meaning and experience for you, you are on my heart. I […]

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Help with an Unbearable Burden

We watched the momma bear search high and low for her young cub. She paced several blocks of a neighborhood for hours. All. Day. Long. Two friends and I heard a rumor that Parks & Wildlife rescued the injured cub early in the day and whisked it away for rehabilitation, but no one explained this […]

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Walking With Those in Infertility

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 […]

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