If I could drop by your house today, I’d bring you a bright bouquet of daffodils. Growing up, it was the irises that were in bloom on Mother’s Day. But here in the mountains, it’s the daffodils that are just showing their bright faces to us. But wherever this week finds us, I’d love to bring you [...]
It was my third year of facing infertility when I suddenly realized that Mother’s Day was coming and Oh, dear Lord, this might be an issue for me. I came upon the holiday with trepidation, wondering if this would be the year that I stopped being able to handle my lack of children. Yet, something in me [...]
Her name was Sarah and she walked into the unknown with her husband, Abraham, when God called (Genesis 12:1). God promised them a baby and as many descendants as there were stars in the sky (Genesis 15:5). And, finally, three men walked out of the desert and accepted the hospitality of Abraham and Sarah’s tent [...]
1. Let yourself grieve. More than once. When I found out that my sister-in-law was pregnant with twins, I cried huge blistering tears over the ultrasound pictures. And I thought, “There. I mourned never seeing an ultrasound of my own baby.” Wrong. Every few months I mourn the babies that will never be. The months may [...]
This Mother’s Day, two of us here on the YLCF team are celebrating even more than usual, with the arrival of new little ones in our homes!
Yet, this Mother’s Day, as I hold my newborn son close, my heart aches for the other mothers that come to mind…
[lots of links--a bouquet of encouragement for moms]
Tabitha posted this comment and poem after reading Ruth’s article “Under the Mystery” last week. I thought it was definitely worth publishing here so that all our readers can see it. -Natalie by Tabitha Beals I had written this poem in a desire to encourage a family who had gone through a miscarriage last summer. I [...]