Tag: birth

An Everyday Miracle

 October 30, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability A very ordinary yet extraordinary event occurred on this day 32 years ago. My son was born. My life has never been the same. Babies are born every day throughout the world. It is an ordinary part of life. We are born and we die. We need to make […]

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Birthing Spaces

 May 10, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life Cracks appear in the foundation of my house. Instantly I want to fill them in, “take care” of them as quickly as possible. But something else tells me to investigate, to determine why and from where the cracks have come, to discover if they signal something more serious. Not […]

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

 May 5, 2017

Easter – Season of new life! Newness everywhere . . . changes, opportunities, answers to prayers . . . She has a new job, a new home, a new community, a baby on the way . . . Hold it! Overload! Is this too much of a good thing? Where does she find stability amidst […]

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Tired Excitement

 April 26, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life Everybody keeps asking, “Are you excited?” “You must be so excited.” Yes, she is excited. She’s also scared and tired. Will she be up to the challenge of raising a child? Will she be a good parent? Will she know what to say, how to say it? She keeps […]

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Merry Christmas! The Promise is Fulfilled!

 December 25, 2016

Christmas – Season of Promise The promise of pregnancy is fulfilled; a baby is born. Yet with each birth the promise remains–for years to come–of a life to be lived, of parental promises to be kept to the newborn. Promises fulfilled; promises to keep. And so life goes on. People are born and die. But […]

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It's a Book! First Draft Done, Now the Real Work Begins.

 August 6, 2015

I woke up last Friday thinking, “This is terrible. It doesn’t work. I should just pitch it and cut my losses.” But since I was so close to finishing the first draft, I figured I had to bear down and get it over with. I could throw it out later. So, I pushed through the […]

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