Holding Gabriel

…in the extreme night which no word penetrates, there will be a voice that calls us, a hand that takes our hand and leads us on. ~ Joseph Ratzinger There are a range of emotions that strike us as we navigate the rough terrain of infertility: frustration, anger, jealousy, hopelessness, to name only some of... Continue Reading →

Doors and Windows

When God closes a door, He opens a window. We’ve all heard this saying, and may have used it ourselves when encouraging a friend or family member who doesn’t get something they’ve wanted or worked hard for, or when they suffer a setback in their lives or career. I’ve been thinking about that saying a... Continue Reading →

Resting from our Labors

As most Americans prepare for a long weekend, and the unofficial end of summer, we're taking advantage of the holiday to spend time with family and friends. We'll be back with a new post next week, but in the meantime, a reminder: Our Seasons of Infertility one-day retreat for women will be held Saturday December... Continue Reading →

The Desert…and the Spring

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 →

Independence Day

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 →

Good Grief

A spider's web is stronger than it looks. Although it is made of thin, delicate strands, the web is not easily broken. Charlotte’s Web One needn’t be an outdoor adventurer to enjoy the beauty of nature: the powerful rhythm of the ocean, the sunlight gleaming off freshly fallen snow, or the cool shade from an... Continue Reading →

(Still) Walking the High Wire

A Reflection on Infertility, in Two Parts Part II: Don't Look Down If I had the answer to eliminating infertility or its suffering I’d share it with the world. Sadly, there’s no answer, or at least not an easy one. But I have learned that though God hasn’t given me what I want (to conceive,... Continue Reading →

Walking the High Wire

A Reflection on Infertility in Two Parts Part 1: Without a Net Dealing with infertility is a bit like being up on a high wire. When you are first trying to conceive and learning (or refreshing your memory) about fertility and the impact diet, exercise, and good self-care has on it, there’s a certain feeling... Continue Reading →

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