December 21st

Four days left. December 25th looms on the calendar. Are you ready? It seems that there’s this big, frantic deadline approaching. In years past, I’d be feeling anxious by now. I haven’t baked but one kind of cookie.I haven’t driven around looking at Christmas lights with the fam.I haven’t even addressed a single Christmas card. […]

When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part Four)

The conversation started here. A few months ago Libby wrote me and asked, Here is the thing: do you think that your family would have felt complete if you had only given birth to boys? I ask because I have three precious sons, hard won after years of infertility treatment. They are the center of […]

Food for Thought

When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part Three)

“Family planning” can be a controversial topic. The Church has battled over it for centuries. Nations and politicians have all had their say in one way or another. Manufacturers and advertisers certainly put in their two cents in order to make a buck off the deal. Everybody has an opinion it would seem. I’ve walked […]

When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part Two)

The conversation started here. I so appreciated the comments generated a few weeks ago from this post. How amazing to see how God has worked in each of our lives. Thank you to all those who shared their stories! Making Assumptions about Another’s Fertility One thing that I was struck by was how much we […]

When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part One)

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I’ve been mulling this topic around in my head for weeks. Readers have emailed or commented and asked the question in various forms. I, personally, have also wondered about it. When Do You Say When? Prior to my last delivery, I thought I was “done” having children. But, by the time my doc came to […]

Things I’ve Learned This Week

Hospital food is not as good as I remember it. Chocolate pudding can be eaten with a fork, when necessary. Husbands don’t like to dine in the same room where you just gave birth. Even though you think your tummy is full at 6 pm, if you are 2 days postpartum and nursing, you will […]

Christmas: What, Why, and How?

Christmas is the celebration of God becoming man. You know, Jesus? God the Son, came to be with his people in a new way, in the flesh, in order to reconcile them to Himself. Despite whatever revisionist history you’ve been subjected to in the past, whatever warm fuzzies you’ve heard about faith, hope, and love, […]