I was blessed with a 32 hour work week for two and a half glorious years. God performed two miracles in my life in order to give me such an amazing gift. Next week I will work my first 5 day / 40 hour work week in a loooooong time. Life will change that’s for sure…but I will forever be:
Barren – such an ugly word. It makes you want to look away. It is a word equated with shame, guilt and sorrow. Something private. Embarrassing. Better to have others think you are “selfish”, that you do not want kids, than to share your sorrow and be judged or even worse – pitied. Continue reading “Barren no more”
“Why aren’t you answering me???!!!!”, I anxiously wondered. I was newly married, living in a new city, and fervently looking for a teaching job. June, July, August, September, the months passed and my prayers grew more intense, even frantic. Still no job offer.
Today would have been her due date, July 27, 2012.
On Thanksgiving Day 2011 I found out I was pregnant. By Monday morning I knew something was seriously wrong. My husband held me as he told me that we were not going to cry, we still had a baby today, we would pray and trust God. That night as I laid in bed watching T.V. I placed my hand on my stomach – I was still a mommy, if even just for one night. Continue reading “Mariah’s Lasting Gift”
I had too many things that I needed to get done that Saturday in March. None of them got done. But God used that day to change my life and start me on a journey towards PEACE. Continue reading “Strength in Weakness”
You cannot hoard grace, but for thousands of years, man has tried. I am no different. Continue reading “Grace for Today – Just for Today”
Preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, miscarriages, NICU stays, bed-rest, overdosed twice by hospital staff . . . I have had my share of pregnancy complications. It may seem odd that the poster child of what you DON’T want to have happen during pregnancy is writing this blog post. But I have learned a thing or two along the way, and even though this pregnancy is no easier than previous ones, it is the best pregnancy ever! Continue reading “Best Pregnancy Ever – Tales from the Trenches”