author ● sojourner ● mother artist

author ● sojourner ● mother artist

Category: Faith

Traveling from Risk to Grief to Bitter to Good

***FYI: I wrote this 6-8 years ago, it’s a reflection of my first miscarriage in 2007 and the months that followed. It’s unedited in places, a bit raw and TMI, but real nonetheless.*** A Risky Business We weren’t planning on getting pregnant. At least not […]

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Advent’s Longing Cry

Advent’s Longing Cry

At the heart of sojourning is this, Will we live for the promise even if we can’t see it? The sojourner says, “Yes.” Amidst the unknown and chaos, the sojourner travels on, practicing faithful endurance with each dusty step. There is a promise, but we […]

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Advent…He is coming

Advent…He is coming

This is my favorite time of year. The sparkling lights, cookies baking, friends gathered. The wonder and holiness of God becoming feeble babe. It’s a miracle. A beautiful, desperate miracle. In my mid-twenties, I began to discover the liturgical church year and was pulled into the […]

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The Willingness of Motherhood

The Willingness of Motherhood

…in the face of miscarriage A few months after our first miscarriage, a group of women gathered together to encourage and lift me up in prayer. Up to this point I had masked my response to losing our baby. I was sad, but only my […]

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Lingering Grief of the Named Unspoken

Lingering Grief of the Named Unspoken

There are some hurts that never go away. It’s been nearly eight years since we lost our first baby. It hurts to even say that. Seven years ago, I should’ve been holding a baby in my arms, due a week before Mother’s Day. But my […]

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