On Birthdays and Infertility

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Unique Grief of Infertility

My husband and I went on a marriage retreat last week, deep in the mountain woods. We stayed at a big old home, normally meant for family reunions - eight bedrooms, large kitchen, dining room, living room, and basement. My husband and I got there early and spent an hour transforming the basement "rec room"... Continue Reading →

A God at Hand: Part II

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the experience of infertility has shaped my understanding of who I am and who Christ is. In my last entry, I wrote at length about how tenderly and literally the Lord emphasized His abiding presence with me at a particularly trying stage in this always trying journey.... Continue Reading →

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