Category: Infertility


My oldest brother Nelson once told me about a time when he prayed God would surprise him somehow. He was living in Nashville and had just given up alcohol. He was trying hard to make good choices, one day, one hour at a time, and it wasn’t easy. That afternoon he was in a Starbucks when Jack White walked in.… Read more →


Our Summer Rollercoaster

In early May I had a positive pregnancy test, but at my first ultrasound there was nothing to see. “I think you’re just too early,” said the nurse, “maybe 3-4 weeks.” I blinked back tears. “That can’t be right,” I said. The dates didn’t line up in my mind. How could I be just three weeks pregnant, just one week… Read more →

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No Need to Wait

The other day I was walking with my three kids through Aldi when a woman coming the opposite direction said in disgust, “Time to get spayed,” as she brushed by us. For a second I stopped. Did she just really say that to me? I stared at her back as she headed to the check out. My face was burning.… Read more →