<< This post is part of the blog series The Christian Woman's Guide to Infertility: Finding Hope and Healing even without a Baby. >> Infertility Doesn't Define My Faith I woke up that morning and felt pressure beating on my heart again. It was my birthday, which meant another year had passed and the child my heart cried for still hadn’t arrived. Another circle of the sun, another … [Read more...] about Infertility Doesn’t Define My Faith
<< 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 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?
It’s been over a decade now. A decade of wondering and hoping and praying that God will heal my body and allow it to conceive, carry, and deliver a child. I’ve watched Him move on the behalf of others. I’ve heard the stories of miracles, of friends and relatives who went 7, 10, 15, even 20 years and then brought home a baby. “It’s still possible,” I would whisper to myself. “Even if the … [Read more...] about Is God Big Enough to Give Me A Baby?
The wilderness seems like a place of want, but it’s actually a place of plenty-- if you know where to look. I learned this the hard way--with hunger and raving thirst clawing, dropping me to my knees in surrender. Just like the Israelites learned to know God in the wilderness, I also met Him there in a new way. The wilderness-loss that I carried was named infertility and, like all types of … [Read more...] about You can Survive the Wilderness of Infertility