6 years ago, I made a wedding vow to raise a family and bring my children up in the church. 4 years ago, I ordered a personalized baby onesie to use one day to tell my husband we were pregnant. 3 years ago, I bought a dress to save and wear as a maternity one.… Continue reading 2018 Infertility Awareness Week: When Hope Hurts
Sometimes it hits me out of nowhere. Like last night. We’ve started to turn the TV off at night when we are in bed to promote a better, more restful sleep. But for me, sometimes noise is better. It distracts me. My mind is always working, thinking and wondering. Because it’s in these quiet moments that it finds… Continue reading Quiet Kills.
I am not gay. I am not black. I am not Muslim. I do not experience the same degree of fear, discrimination or misplaced-anger that others do. I won’t even pretend that it’s close. But, I can empathize. I have felt a small fraction of that. I am the [proud] product of a [beautiful] interracial… Continue reading When Blood is Not Thicker
“Unexplained infertility,” the doctor said. What a frustrating thing to hear as a person who, in general, prefers to have an answer for everything. Unexplained leaves no room for peace and too much room for doubt. My husband and I got married in May 2012 with no specific timeframe to have children, just that we… Continue reading Finding Peace in Imperfection