Six pregnancies. Two living children. One neonatal death. One interstitial ectopic pregnancy. Two miscarriages. Two failed IVF cycles. One failed IVF converted to IUI. It’s surreal for me to reflect on those years. I am grateful for all that we have. I am thankful for what we’ve learned on our journey to build our family. […]


Today I am over at Exhale with a piece On Scars & Healing. It wasn’t easy for me to write, but I found the process of reflecting on the ten years Bob and tried to build our family therapeutic. Our journey through secondary infertility and loss was very painful. However, it also brought us two amazing […]


This morning I was at the grocery store picking up a few things we needed. While there I noticed they had beautiful, fresh-cut gladiolus flowers for sale. Gladiolus flowers are among my favorites, especially since the summer of 1997, when I lived in a small town in Illinois called Momence, where I served as Recreation Director. […]


Father’s Day Blessing Loving God, we give you thanks for the many gifts you have given us; the gift of life, the gift of those who love us and especially, today, we thank you for the gift of our fathers. We ask your blessing upon our fathers who gave us rules to live by, standards […]


Let’s do the Time Warp again! Welcome to the 32nd installment of my blog hop/writing exercise called Time Warp Tuesday! For those not familiar with Time Warp Tuesdays, which I host on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, here is the background of how and why I came up with the idea. If you are […]


One of my newer blogging friends Em, from Teach Me to Braid, shared a beautiful and moving post earlier this month, called Church, about her efforts to raise awareness at her church about members who might find holidays such as Mother’s and Father’s Day difficult, as well as attending baptisms/dedications, because they are struggling with […]