Acceptance

Opportunities of the 2 Week Wait

March 30th, 2013
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While the infamous two-week-wait seems to be dreaded by most women, it’s only because the focus so often is about what we want. “Obviously,” you may say. But for a person of faith, it is not necessarily so clear-cut. This time of uncertainty offers several opportunities for growing in our relationship with God, and perhaps [...]

Audaciously Awaiting

April 23rd, 2011
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In most societies, it is assumed that girls will grow up and have babies. We, as girls are given dolls to play with, babysit, help with others’ kids and are taught nurturing skills in preparation to become a Mom. Historically, women had children at a much younger age and had more children. As women entered the [...]

Continuing the Journey and Coming to the End of the Road

April 7th, 2011
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Welcome back!  In my last entry, it was March of 2002, and I had just suffered my first miscarriage, after a year and a half of trying to get pregnant.  In early May, as we awaited the non-arrival of my period, I imagined a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend wherein we announced this pregnancy.  I was [...]

Beginning of a Long Journey

April 4th, 2011
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Greetings, fellow adoption journeyers!  New blogger here.  My name is  Jamaica and I’m the lucky mom of 4 great kids who came to us through adoption…with another on the way!   Each one has a funny, unique story of their journey to becoming our son or daughter, and over the course of time, I invite you [...]

Odd Man Out

June 15th, 2009
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Each year, for 11 years, I have gone an annual girls’ trip to the beach with up to 10 (some years there are a couple that can’t make it but we typically have 7 or 8 every time) college friends. Through the years our conversations have changed as together we have made it through the [...]

Coming to Term – the quotes IV

May 26th, 2006
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Shortly after we met, he said, “Women in general tolerate these procedures that we would never tolerate” – “we” meaning men. Women endure hysteroscopies, hysterosalpingograms, endometrial biopsies, intrauterine insemination, ovarian stimulation, and egg retrieval. “Ask men for a semen analysis, and it takes six months,” he said. “It’s an amazing thing.” p. 179 This quote, [...]

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Coming to Term – the quotes III

May 25th, 2006
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“Miscarriage is so mysterious that it makes you feel completely out of control,” she said. “I needed to feel like I was doing something to help myself.” Stephenson referred Anderson to a psychiatrist who specializes in “frequent loss.” The psychiatrist recommended that she start antidepressants. “I said this is the issue: I don’t want to [...]

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Coming to Term – the quotes II

May 24th, 2006
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Miscarriage exposes one’s fragility, but less visibly, it also brings out a toughness, a sort of courage mixed with frustration and a dollop of rage. I asked her why she wanted a child so badly. “Someone said I couldn’t,” she said. p. 101 I intimately know this feeling! I was never really into having biological [...]

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Coming to Term – the quotes I

May 23rd, 2006
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We were horrified by the information given to these women,” said Jacobs. “They were being told such appalling things, like miscarriage was extremely rare. They all felt blighted by God. We were telling them something different from their ob-gyns, and we were right. We said, quite the contrary, miscarriage is very common. Go back and [...]

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