<< This article is part of a blog series titled The Christian Woman's Guide to Infertility: Finding Hope and Healing even without a Baby. >> Infertility Doesn't Define Me As a child, were you ever asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Yeah, me too. Some may have struggled to pick an answer but I had mine down pat by the time I was six years old. I wanted to … [Read more...] about Infertility Doesn’t Define Me
Last summer I was walking down the dirt road behind our farm and for the first time in years felt like I had something more to say about infertility than what I originally wrote in Pain Redeemed. I went home, opened a new document, and began writing like crazy. Everything poured out in a rapid, deep offering. After a decade of infertility, there was a lot of stuff I wanted to say—and I finally … [Read more...] about The Christian Woman’s Guide to Infertility (a blog series)
I’m going to be honest with you, when I was walking through the hardest parts of my journey there were very few books that were helpful. It might be partly my personality, but well put together words didn’t mean much to me when nothing in my life was put together at all. I still read books though, because that’s what I do. And surprisingly enough, I have found some books through the years that … [Read more...] about 5 Books for Your Hardest Season
I've been asking God the same question for almost a dozen years.Am I ever going to have a baby?Every time I ask, I'm hoping He'll change His answer. I'm not necessarily demanding a "yes", I'm just hoping for a definitive response. Yes or no is fine. Anything except the "wait and see" that I've been carrying all this time.Isn't this the hardest answer from the Lord?Wait.Just … [Read more...] about How to Survive when God says, “Wait.”
I'm a fairly sensitive person.I say "fairly" because I don't always come off as sensitive. It often looks like I am okay, but deep down? I wound easily and have a hard time processing hard things.Because of this, I have a tendency to look ahead to try and prepare myself for painful things. I want to protect my heart from needless wounds, so I try to put on some armor before the … [Read more...] about How Do I Protect My Heart From Infertility?
I guess we could blame it on the radishes.After all, I was out in the garden weeding them when the thought hit me. I could go for a walk.I understand if that sounds a bit elementary to you, but let's look at the full picture: for almost a year I was basically a prisoner in my own home.Yes, that's an extreme way of putting it, but if you talk to anyone who has dealt with exorbitant … [Read more...] about Your Story Isn’t Over Yet