Today, I turn 40 and I'm still barren. Where do I go from here?
A few years ago, Mikayla was only five years old when we had to travel out of town to see my cousin's play. She was very excited and since we had visited this city multiple times before, she knew the way. However, since we were leaving from church and taking an alternate route, she became… Continue reading When the Road to Motherhood Doesn’t Look Like You Imagined
Does your need to control cause you to become weary, worn out, and irritable? If so, let's confront it.
As the years have passed, the gifts, cards, and text messages cheering me on in my battle with infertility are few and far between. And I get it. As time marches on, I have come to realize people are naturally excited for you in the beginning, as everyone around you has their cheerleader pom-poms out, letting you know they are cheering you on. And obviously, arriving at the end of your journey is also an exciting time filled with lots of celebration and rejoicing over the goodness and faithfulness of God. But then there is the middle. What can you do for the person in the middle?
We've all been there. We have had someone say something insensitive to us in conversation, and we get bitter or even angry as we tell them why their comment was rude. Or better yet, give them the silent treatment, making a vow to ourselves that we wouldn't speak to them again. At least not until… Continue reading I Said Something Insensitive to My Best Friend