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International Bereaved Mother’s Day

Written by: Becky Bierwas


Motherhood is complicated.


The death of our child is even more complex.

We have entered into the month where we are bombarded with ads, cards, and commercials promoting Mother’s Day. A holiday where our society mostly celebrates and honors those who have living...

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Great Expectations: What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting

By Stephanie Hanrahan

To get my two children I had to give up two. Or rather, my body did. At six and seven weeks my miscarriages were early, barely existent, yet so significant. I remember my first missed period. Oh, the joy! I had waited so long for life to hand me this favor. I...

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What Season Are You In?

Dear Friend -

Mother’s Day is hard.  I sat in church yesterday feeling thankful for all of the moms in my life but burdened for the hurting when they asked all of the moms to stand and be honored.  It still stings and brings back a flood of emotions when I recall how it felt...

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My Identity

by Sara Blakeney

I woke up before my alarm clock. Today was the big day! My husband and I would find out what we had been waiting for weeks to know: whether or not we would become parents. As I got dressed, I reflected on my journey. The first in vitro fertilization the year before had been...

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100% Reliable

Written By Tiaura Williams

I enjoy attending women's conferences. There is nothing better than being in a room that looks similar to what I believe Heaven will be. A room full of women of different backgrounds, different experiences, different ethnicities but share one thing in common- the love...

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Learning to Lament

By: Tarah McBride

If I’m being honest, the last several months have been quite a struggle. I feel it goes without saying that all of our hearts are a bit heavier these days, it’s hard not to feel the collective grief our world is going...

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It’s The Time To Press In

by Amanda Hogue

It was two years of struggling with infertility before we started the process of adoption, which took another year and a half before we brought home our daughter. I remember the unbearably long nights of writing our home study, designing a profile book, and wondering if our...

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Step Out Of Isolation

by BonnieRuth Rolf

Isolation. It sucks you in, winding itself around you with a tight squeeze, choking out anything that is good. It creates a shadow of darkness, painting images of hopelessness and loneliness. It weaves a web of lies with the messages of self-doubt and worthlessness. Isolation...

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New Morning, New Mercies

by Cassie Juarez

It had been a season of longsuffering. The kind of season that felt relentless, and to be honest I was growing weary. After days of praying and trying to understand. After months of the Lord calling me to trust him in so many new ways. After seasons of giving up, then digging...

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Peace in the wait

by Jenn Darby

I’ve always wanted to be a mom. But for as long as I can remember, I’ve had this feeling I would struggle to have a baby. When I married my high school sweetheart, I was so excited about the idea of starting a family someday. We got pregnant unexpectedly just 6 months...

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Life is GOOD even when it is bad.

by Amy Berry

I remember June 2, 2010 very clearly...I remember sitting there and hearing the sonogram tech saying, “I am so sorry, but there is no heartbeat.” Wait….NO HEARTBEAT? Is that what she said? Did I hear that right? No, it could not be what she said, I mean after all...

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Learning to adjust when things aren’t going according to plan

by Rosemary Pope

 

If you’re reading this post, I’m thinking something in your life hasn’t gone according to the plan you thought it would. Perhaps, you’re struggling with infertility or experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, and you’re wondering how...

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