When You Feel Like Giving Up

I am sitting on the bed in a tangle of sheets, a puddle of tears, telling my husband, “I can’t. I can’t do this. I can’t be away from family and friends and starting a new church in a strange city and so stressed about money and sad about our miscarriage all the time. I…

When You Are Still Pregnant Six Years Later

May 17th, 2012. That was the day a nurse confirmed I was pregnant. And it was also the day I announced to my husband that he was going to be a daddy. I remember giggling over dinner as we discussed due dates, names, and nursery ideas… It seems like it’s been forever since that day…

Why Your Baby-Makin’ Advice Doesn’t Bother Me

  Every day…okay…maybe not every day…but at least several times a week I open up my inbox to find a message that usually begins a little something like this… “I really hate to bother you and I am sure you get tons of messages like this, and I might even be overstepping my boundaries, therefore…

As It Turns Out, I Don’t Trust God.

My phone dinged late one evening and I looked down to see a text from a friend. “So how are you doing?” she asked. I wanted to put on a smile and type back that I was fine, but in that exact moment, I was anything but fine. It had only been a couple of…