This is the first Christmas in six years of marriage in which my husband and I have had a reasonable amount of time off and a lesser amount of external commitments. It is an opportunity to establish our own traditions and imagine the future of Christmas celebration in our home. It is hard to consider … More Merry Christmas, from our family of two.
On Thursdays, just outside my work area, there is a group of mothers from the community who meet and have coffee together. It’s a club to which I can’t gain admittance. I hear talk filter in of new babies and new houses; it is hard to hear and not feel deprived. I begin to feel … More Companionship and Incarnation.
Now that Halloween is over, I can start thinking about Christmas. I love the anticipation of decorating and waiting for the Christmas celebration. The thing is, however, that I know that Christmas will come. I am assured of what I am waiting for. Infertility isn’t like that. You’re waiting for something you’re not guaranteed. It’s … More Isolation and Agony: Waiting for Children, Christmas, and the Eschaton.