National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 6

It is is Day 6 of National Infertility Awareness Week and we reflect on #miscarriage and #infertility. Today, let’s remember that there are mothers and fathers all around us, many of whom carry the grief of child loss. 🙏❤️ Infertility Fact:As many as 50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, most often before a woman misses a menstrual period or … More National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 6

National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 2

Today is Day 2 of National Infertility Awareness Week. You are not alone! #NIAW2020 #infertility Infertility Fact:Experiencing infertility is experiencing grief. Grief is not only for death, but also is the response to other forms of loss. Infertility often involves the loss of dreams, plans, goals, life experiences, community, and a sense of belonging. Infertility Awareness:Couples suffering … More National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 2

Bright Sadness

I remember a discussion in one of my graduate theology courses about how having a child is, in a way, our first brush with mortality. When a child comes into the world we realize that our time will pass, and we will hand over the business of living, of creating and of stewarding the earth … More Bright Sadness

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 … More Doors and Windows

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 … More Good Grief