The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part III

One trimester had come and gone. We approached Christmas Season with more nervousness than excitement this time. Blizzard after blizzard blended with virus after virus that hammered our family. My husband worked out of town, and while the job sustained us for a short time, the four and a half hour commute one way took [...]

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The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part II

  I threw out the positive pregnancy test. That’s right... the once-15 year-old pro-life teen who rebelliously started a pro-life group at her high school, the young mother who met with top pro-life leaders and gave public speeches on the seriousness of the life of preborn children, the mother with 10 living children who truly [...]

The Baby Who Saved My Life

I have been unable to even begin to write about my pregnancy and birth of my 11th living child for months, until now, as if the depth of my experience was beyond any words or clever ways I could express... I write to you humbly, as a staunch pro-child, pro-life mother who loves to be [...]

How to Survive Complete Loss of Power… “Recharged”

(To go to the beginning of this story, please click here.) The next morning, we somehow pulled it together to go to church.... We felt soothed to be with our church family, even though I didn't know if any of us had matching shoes, or how we smelled (deodorant, anyone?). When our pastor said in [...]

How to Survive Complete Loss of Power… Part IV

(To go to the beginning of this story, please click here.) ... the night came, and the morning followed. We woke up to a lovely (hot) Saturday morning. Because the windows were open (no AC or fans), the sounds of chirping birds blasted clearly throughout our house, and the sunlight streamed in..... I have never [...]