So glad you stopped by!
I believe that everything enters our lives to lead us into a more intimate relationship with God. Actively trusting that God is for us, enables us to flourish and become all that He created us to be. So, I love to inspire women to do just that—flourish.
I love to encourage women in taking small steps every day toward good while they’re
– waiting for a dream,
– finding a new dream,
– struggling to live with hope and faith, or
– courageously working to find their voice in speaking or writing.
So stop by to read or take a break from the daily grind. Breathe in, relax, maybe chat for a bit.
Our crazy lives will still be there when we’re ready to return to them, right?
I’m the author of two books:
Ten Little Night Stars – an interactive book for children to count the stars coming out at night as sweet animals go through their cozy bedtime routines. Ten Little Night Stars, published by Zondervan/HarperCollins, releases January 2018.
The Ache for a Child: Emotional, Spiritual, and Ethical Insights for Women Suffering through Infertility and Pregnancy Loss – for women struggling to create a family. It’s written from a Christian perspective for those facing cycles of hope and grief or sorrowing over the loss of a baby during pregnancy. It’s also written for those who care about family and friends going through these struggles. It explains key medical options available and examines them from a biblical perspective.
My Journey to Children
I spent six years in primary infertility, ten years in secondary infertility, lost seven babies through miscarriage and endured five failed adoptions. This opened my eyes and heart to those who struggle with infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, and adoption.
Six long years into the infertility journey, I finally gave birth to a son. Ten more years stretched out with many losses until our one-year-old daughter finally arrived from China. Our second son, who I imagined was holding on in my womb by his fingernails, finally arrived by birth shortly after that. It took a total of sixteen years to complete the family we’d hoped for with three children. Such an enormous amount of struggle and effort simply to arrive at the starting gate for the joyous, yet arduous task of parenting children! If you’re struggling to create a family, I’d love to encourage you in your journey.
I’d also love to hang out with you on social media too, so look me up and let’s connect!