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What Makes A Mother?

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Wow. I cried.. Thanks for posting

My Name Is Kate

This lovely poem was shared with me by Diana, author of Trying To Make Things Right.

What makes a mother? I thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to God today.
I asked what makes a mother? And I know I heard him say.
A mother has a baby this we know is true.
But God can you be a mother when your baby’s not with you?
Yes you can, he replied with confidence in his voice.
I give many women babies, when they leave is not their choice.
Some I send for a lifetime, and others for a day,
and some I send to feel your womb but there’s no need to stay.
I just dont understand this God I want my baby to be here.
He took a deep breath and cleared his throat, and then I saw a tear.
I wish I could show…

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Protect Against the Hungry Ghosts

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As I started to meditate on what I should write about this week, the word “pain” rang loud and clear in my mind. I wrote the word down so I would not forget it. I was about to reenter my meditation when I remembered that I needed to check my email. Checking email is typically frowned upon during meditation. However, this time it revealed some guidance. My inbox had an email from Sue Fredrick with a link to a radio interview she had just completed. Sue is the premier intuitive coach and best-selling author of three books (I See Your Dream Job, I See Your Soulmate, and Bridges to Heaven). The interview was about healing from grief and pain. My guiding angels were being very clear. Write about pain, check your email, and listen to Sue’s interview. I delayed my meditation so I could listen to Sue’s interview and receive…

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My Modern Guide to Miscarriage Etiquette

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The Incredible Miscarriage Woman

It’s getting to the point where I need to tell people about what happened.

I told my family on Monday.  Himself told his folks today.

My friends, however, are another story.  Some are wonderful.  Some aren’t – not because they don’t care but just because miscarriage is such dangerous emotional territory.  Anything to do with death is tricky but miscarriage is such an intangible type of bereavement.

So why tell people?

With each successive pregnancy and miscarriage, we’ve told fewer and fewer people (except when drunk). Fourth time round, I can’t bear the burden of keeping my loss a secret.  It’s going to be a while before I can put on my armour and face the world again.  I’m incapable of putting on a brave face anymore.  I feel vulnerable and isolated and I desperately need some support.  If I could surgically attach myself to Himself right now, I probably…

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Lessons from a Road Trip

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Just what I needed to be reminded of.

a hundred affections

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Something about road trips that takes me back to my single days. I loved getting in the car with my music, my snacks (never forget the snacks), my itinerary and hitting the open road. There was something about the idea of being alone with my thoughts, with God, that just made me feel brave and excited and adventurous.

I don’t do a lot of that since being married. Oh, we go on road trips together, but that scenario I described above? Yeah, that’s not our road trips. For my husband, it is all about ‘the race.’ How fast can we get there and how jealous can he make everyone else on the road with his adept, Nascar-like driving skills. [Even the cop is silently admiring his skills when he is pulling us over. That’s why we just got a warning, J insists.]

So this weekend, it was my single-girl-days-throwback. I…

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