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Seasons of infertility: pregnancy after loss

I had an almost paralyzing fear about being pregnant again. This was something I desperately wanted, yet wanted to run away from. ...

Learning to love my childless life

I love my childless life. That’s a sentence I never thought I would say! My husband Donovan and I have been trying for a baby for almost...

Infertility on screen: part 1

It was movie night. I thought I was sitting down to watch a light-hearted horror movie (Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice). Instead, I had stumbled..

When the rug gets pulled

Every time we come to a new year, I wonder what it will hold. In the past few years, though, I’ve noticed that my gazes into the future...

Letters of encouragement: TTC and the 8 year wait

We were in front of the cathedral. It was nearing midnight. The air was crisp, I could see my breath. I was in need of physical healing...

God of the hills and valleys

“He’s God of the hills and valleys.” (Tauren Wells) While listening to the Sunday readings one day (Luke 17:5-10… faith the size of a musta

Holy Saturdays of our lives

A wise and holy priest once told me that we don’t get to Easter Sunday without Good Friday. Simply put, we must go through suffering to...

The hem of His garment

There have been so many times in the depths of my grief when I felt as if I, too, was hanging on to that single thread. After my losses...

Hope in the darkness

This blog post is adapted from a talk given at a retreat evening for women experiencing infertility and loss.

4th week of Advent: Where are you, God?

“Where are you, God?” It’s a question I imagine Joseph might have prayed in the interior of His heart as He learnt the news of Mary...

3rd week of Advent: Replacing the ugly with joy

“Happy is the man who does not lose faith in me” (Matthew 11:6) but it is hard not to lose faith. In the darke

1st week of Advent: Stay awake with hope

“Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let..

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