All posts by Melissa Forster

What Manna Looks Like

Six years ago today I saw my first positive pregnancy test. I couldn't stop smiling. I spent the day looking at nursery decorations and planning how to tell our families the good news. We had waited years for that positive pregnancy test. We had prayed for that positive test. We had expected that positive test. ...

Longing for Princess Fingers

I am an only child. I remember several "crazy" games I used to play to keep myself entertained. When I played video games, I always pretended that I was the sole guest on a talk show teaching people how to play. When I was outside, I would pretend I was by myself because I was ...

Nothing is Wasted

A few years ago my Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. This disease affects my Dad's nerve cells in the brain and reduces the production of dopamine. The loss of dopamine in the brain produces symptoms including muscle rigidity, tremors, changes in his speech and changes in his walk. When my Dad was diagnosed, we ...

The Pressure Cooker

Last week I was talking to a friend about how I was feeling, and she said "I feel like you are living in a pressure cooker". Her words stopped me in my tracks. For weeks, I have been trying to put words to exactly how my heart is feeling. A nonstop headache, a doctor's report ...

My Comforter

In mid March, I got a headache. I know that doesn't sound notable, but the headache felt similar to the ones I battled last year. I spent a few weeks ignoring the nagging headache that followed me everyday. I woke up with the headache and went to bed with the headache. Finally, I couldn't ignore ...