Welcome to Springs in the Desert, the home of an apostolate dedicated to spiritually and emotionally supporting women and couples as they navigate the frustration, pain and difficulty of infertility. While our experiences are each unique to us, we are women who know how deeply felt the emotions surrounding infertility are, and we too experience... Continue Reading →
Four years into my marriage and a year into our adoption journey, I sustained a back and neck injury that left me bedridden at times with chronic pain and increasingly depressed. Just prior to my injury, my husband and I had decided that since we had not yet received a call for a child from... Continue Reading →
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. - Isaiah 43:18-19 Like most everybody, I grew up having dreams. Big ones. As a five year old, creating... Continue Reading →
The Springs in the Desert Team is excited to announce our first one-day retreat for women experiencing infertility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 2019. Please join us!
Somewhere between my husband’s second snooze button and the dog demanding her ‘good morning’ pets at the side of the bed, my eyes always catch a glimpse of a sign on the wall opposite of my bed. I purchased the sign a few months ago. Its white whimsical letters are a necessary reminder to me... Continue Reading →
Note: I find that there are “easier” days, and “harder” days while struggling with the cross of infertility. This reflection is one I wrote on one of the more difficult days. My intent is simply to express some of the emotions of celebrating my birthday, without offering a solution or “quick fix.” I pray that... Continue Reading →
Peace is a gift from the Lord that is intimately intertwined with trusting Him. But how can I trust God when I cannot understand why He is not giving me the one thing that I most desire in the world?
One of the big bosses at my company made his way down to Dallas from Boston this past week for a retirement party for two of the four main principals at the company where I work. Admittedly, I haven’t been to very many retirement parties due to my shorter tenure at my company – I’ve... Continue Reading →
Today, I am thanking God for my infertility. I am not always good at doing this. Well, to be honest, frequently I can let the pain of infertility weigh heavily on my heart. It is easy to do this because the reminders of my barrenness are everywhere. However, I know that I can and I... Continue Reading →
Thursday is "new post day" on the blog, but we're taking a break this week to celebrate the holiday. We hope that you are able to enjoy this day with family and friends, or by just relaxing. As Americans, we cherish our freedom and honor all those who have and continue to sacrifice themselves so... Continue Reading →