Life right now

At the beginning of the summer I woke from a dream in which I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. Being a dream, the pregnancy test involved neon lights and a flashing plus sign. And when I woke and took a test in real life, it was positive too. All summer I carried… Continue reading Life right now

Happy Father’s Day

There is this thing our society does where we treat fathers like fools. You see it on television - in sitcoms, especially - you see it in advertising, in common attitudes, or references to dads "babysitting" their own kids. It can be easy to slip into among the moms at the playground. As if it's… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

Beyond the Fire

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. Two years ago, I wrote this post to mark Ash Wednesday. It was a time of great personal sorrow in my life. When I was really struggling with the question of, Why would God allow this to happen? Lent isn't exactly the answer to… Continue reading Beyond the Fire

Pearl’s Story – Part One

At 3:19 in the morning on February 24th, Pearl Isobel joined us in the world. At the end of January, following a routine ultrasound in week 34 of my pregnancy, I received a phone call from my doctor. The ultrasound results were slightly abnormal - there was fluid gathered around one of the baby's kidneys.… Continue reading Pearl’s Story – Part One