Tag: Waiting

Fear Lied to Me

I used to have a strong relationship with Fear. For most of my life, I thought Fear was my friend. I carried Fear wherever I went, and believed what it said about my situation and surroundings. I believed Fear made me cautious and smart. I believed carrying Fear with me made me safe from any ...

This Shouldn’t be a Surprise

For the past two years, I have hosted a faith-based infertility support group in my home called Moms in the Making – Springfield. During this time, several women with different stories have shared their hearts. We have studied the word together and prayed together. We have celebrated together and we have cried together. The sweetest ...

A Thrill of Hope

It's the day after Christmas and, if I am being honest, I am glad this December is coming to an end. I have struggled a lot this month. It feels like everything I have put my hands to or planned has not worked out as I imagined it would. That mixed with a year of ...

The Summer Wilderness

I didn't have a headache today. I know that may not seem notable to most, but in my world it's a big victory. In mid March, a headache started that would not stop. Some days were worse than others, but for four months the same headache followed me around. I woke up and went to bed with ...

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. ...