My Heart · Trying to conceive

She’s Longing For a Child This Christmas

Christmas can be the most joyous time of year. The pitter patter of little feet running out on Christmas morning. The squeals and shouts, the laughter and excitement. . .
Not everyone will feel such joy. For many this day is a sharp wound. Piercing deep in the mother who has yet to hear herself called by this name. She who has tried and tried again, only to see another negative stick, another baby lost in the womb. The adoption at a standstill–again.
If you know someone who is longing for her own child this Christmas. This one’s for her. . .

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Daughters · My Heart's Cry

Her Greatest Striptease

To my sweet girl,

I am not old, not so out of touch with our culture. I love the beat of the modern music, the latest fashions, and the newest technology. I am Generation Y.

I am also your mom, and my heart is terrified.

You see, I have this crazy hope you will actually keep your clothes on. . .

My Heart

Domestic Violence: She is Not Bulletproof

Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens has recently been suspended from the NFL. Video footage from back in February revealed him punching his fiancée unconscious with a single hit, then dragging her limp body out of the elevator. It is sickening, horrific. What is more shaking, however, is Rice’s then fiancée, Janay Palmer, is now Janay Rice,… Continue reading Domestic Violence: She is Not Bulletproof

Childbirth · My Heart

800 Moms Died Today

My labor pains were excruciating, the groans severe, and yet not one time did I fear for my life. I was recently made aware of an ugly statistic: 800 moms died today either before, during, or shortly after childbirth. 800 more moms will die tomorrow. The number 800 continues on. The majority of these 800 deaths were preventable,… Continue reading 800 Moms Died Today