Soul Food

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… Continue reading When You Feel Like Giving Up

Love and Marriage, Waiting for Baby Bird

If Not For Me, Do It For Him

“If not for me, do it for him." That's all I could cry out in my desperation as I could barely catch my breath while pressing my forehead to the wall of our shower one late summer evening after hearing the news of a friend’s pregnancy. Infertility is so hard and after nearly six years… Continue reading If Not For Me, Do It For Him

Waiting for Baby Bird

What If It’s Not Your Year for a Baby?

Ugh! It's an ugly thought, isn't it? The thought that you might not end this year with a baby growing in your arms, or at the very least in your womb, but still in your heart. And it's not a thought you even want to entertain, am I right? Because if you are anything like… Continue reading What If It’s Not Your Year for a Baby?

Waiting for Baby Bird

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… Continue reading Why Your Baby-Makin’ Advice Doesn’t Bother Me