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When Mother’s Day is Hard

Several of my friends have recently suffered miscarriages. They endure the anguish of feeling their bodies begin to change to make room for a growing baby only to lose the child. I, too, have experienced it—four times. At first we thought perhaps I had a problem with fertility. It took us a year to get […]

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Loss of a baby

The First Christmas

I remember well walking into our living room on that first Christmas morning with my husband to open our Christmas presents, and the feeling of utter grief washing over me as we faced Christmas without our baby.   We sat together on the couch and wept. The pain of that day has changed and further Christmas […]

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Continuing a Pregnancy – waiting for Jennifer

When I discovered I was pregnant, it was Christmas Eve. This was our first baby and the first grandchild. The excitement of the first kicks came at eighteen weeks exactly. On the Monday of Holy Week I grew anxious that the baby had not moved for some hours. My midwife arranged to meet me in […]

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What NOT to say to someone after a miscarriage…

My husband and I lost our baby towards the end of our first trimester. It was a complete shock when we went for a scan and saw that our baby didn’t have a heartbeat. We had what is known as a missed miscarriage; my body showed no signs of miscarrying by itself and we then […]

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My Miscarriage Diary

March Four weeks ago we discovered I was pregnant. I am diagnosed with a blood clotting condition which is linked to miscarriage. We have had three previous losses over the years. We are delighted however and are trusting God as we embark on a new journey. This is my sixth pregnancy in six years and we have […]

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Bringing Daniel Home: A Letter of Encouragement

Congratulations on being matched with your wee boy!   We were matched with ours 3 years ago and the adoption went through shortly afterwards. Our son, Daniel, was 18 months old at the time.    I remember it being such an exciting time but also feeling very aware of this new and very important responsibility […]

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Infertility Testimony

Facing Infertility

Infertility.  The word holds a multitude of connotations.  Some may feel indifference towards it – it has never touched them, never entered their vocabulary and possibly never will.  To others, the word brings with it a tidal wave of emotions: anger, fear, desperation, anguish, loss, envy.  Every birth announcement, school play, birthday, Mothers’ or Fathers’ […]

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God’s Invitation

God’s will is a difficult thing to fathom. We know that it is never God’s intention for a child to need a new home. Indeed, amongst the joy of adoption, there is always an element of grief – for relationships broken, for all the things that were not as they should have been for that […]

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In The Fullness of Time

I can’t believe I started this journey more than two years ago. Two years and I’m still not finished. But I’m closer—much closer.

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Our Journey

Like all little girls, I grew up playing with dolls and fussing over babies. I even took my love of children a step further and working with children became my career. I spent all day working in nurseries and my evening doing voluntary work with children; it was all I knew. Just like any other […]