The Leafless Tree

Her hands wrenching against her still swollen-- yet now lifeless belly. Mine equally wrenching against mine, where once I had nurtured her to life and held her and cradled her and dreamed all her same dreams. Dreams that had been dashed by a heart that stopped too soon. Her hands barren of ornament, mine dotted … Continue reading The Leafless Tree

Single and Pregnant in the Church

You know that level of gratitude where your eyes flood with tears and that lump gets caught in your throat; the kind that nearly brings you to your knees because---because well, grace? I find myself in this place often, actually. These past weeks I’ve been transported back to a time of incredible insecurity, unknowns, and … Continue reading Single and Pregnant in the Church

There’s a Demon Named “Drama”

“There’s a demon named ‘Drama,’” I heard my friend say over coffee this week. She quickly paused and then said, “you know, if you believe in those things.” I assured her that I do and had had more than a tussle or two with Drama over the years. For me, my Drama is more internal … Continue reading There’s a Demon Named “Drama”