It occurred to me after a shift of caregiving for a senior couple. I arrived at home and quickly changed out of my Home Instead uniform and into the first tee shirt I grabbed. It happened to be my Elizabeth Ministry tee. I threw it on and, at that time, an unmistakable revelation had come… Continue reading Full Circle
I remember when we first started the adoption process. I looked at the mound of paperwork with both excitement and dread. It just seemed so daunting for many different reasons. Emotionally and financially I remember questioning many times — are we REALLY ready for this? I remember feeling so ready to become a mother and… Continue reading When You Adopt, Things Change
Losing our baby ripped my world apart and it felt like it would never, ever be quite right again. In the years since I’ve realized that while the grief lessened and the wound healed, the life – and loss – of that baby changed me forever.
Simplicity, detachment, restraint, clarity…how many of us have thought of making our lives less chaotic by de-cluttering or “spring cleaning”? I’ve been working at this for many years. After our leap of faith, which you can read about here, I have begun to see more clearly the path God has laid out for me. St. Therese… Continue reading It’s the Little Ways that Make Our Days
What if these little ones we grieve still can work good upon this earth?
September 12th, 2015 was the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies. My family attended a beautiful service in our area. My six-year-old son made mention that he noticed only one other family with young children. That was alarming to me. At the same moment he said this, I looked at the large grave stone… Continue reading Tending the Garden
“I bet you’re getting a lot of comments about hoping that it’s a girl, huh?” I nodded. “I’m so sorry. I get it.” I wanted to hug her right then and there as the tears filled my eyes. She did get it. The woman at church who always checks in with how I’m doing as my… Continue reading Please Don’t Regret My Children’s Gender