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 →
Marriage is so profoundly beautiful in the most surprising ways. It had been a tough week at work, and after coming home on Friday, my wife had dinner ready for me. We enjoyed some wine and her delicious pesto while we discussed our upcoming weekend plans. She asked, “Want to go to mass tomorrow morning?”... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →