How did I end up here? In January 2011, I met the doctor who would walk alongside me on my fertility journey. It's funny to look back on now because at the time I didn’t even know that the ride had begun. I arrived at my new gynecologist's office and was met with a sign… Continue reading Infertility: My Journey
Category: Manda’s Musings
Infertility Journey Part 2: “Thy Will Be Done”
In May of 2018, I was getting dressed for work on a morning not unlike any other morning. The difference was that I was 24 weeks pregnant and had been in pain throughout the night. My obstetrician had warned me that this was a risk when you have fibroids during pregnancy. She had them herself.… Continue reading Infertility Journey Part 2: “Thy Will Be Done”
Lord, I have hope, help my hopelessness….
Baltimore City Mural, photo cred. Bruce Emmerling I wrote the following as a very lengthy comment to a friend's Facebook status a few weeks ago. This friend shared her desire to raise her white sons responsibly as it relates to the issue of race in this country. "Thank you Mendy. I've looked at much of… Continue reading Lord, I have hope, help my hopelessness….
My almost 2 year old daughter loves the song "Worthy One" by Nashville Life. She's wise beyond her years because if I'd embraced the words of that song as a younger me, I would've saved myself a lot of stress. The lyrics say, "Your the only worthy one. The one and only worthy one." We… Continue reading Worthy One
Christian Fiction Ministry?!?
I was an avid reader as a child and teenager. However, once I hit college, my recreational reading time was replaced with the wonderful world of coursework. I spent my time consuming social science textbooks and trying to grasp the main ideas of several novels in one semester for honors English. Reading as a hobby… Continue reading Christian Fiction Ministry?!?
Fathers get a bad rap. But let me tell you, when you have a good father, even the thought of losing him makes you painfully aware of the gaping hole in your heart that would be left if he were gone. I'm grateful that as I write this in the month of my father's birthday,… Continue reading Fathers
I love you Friday!
I woke up this morning and said to my husband, "Ugh, I wish it was Friday". This is not uncommon for me. Sometimes I wake up and wish it was Saturday! I don't usually say it out loud, but I think it. I often go through my week "living for the weekend" as they say. I'm not using… Continue reading I love you Friday!
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
This post is for that woman who has found herself in a relationship she (or her bff for that matter) would define as a hot mess and for that woman who's thinking about sending that text or making that call to reconnect with somebody they know they need to leave right where they are. I… Continue reading Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Married Without Children
My husband and I are on a journey of infertility that sometimes feels like something brutal, like "The Hunger Games". Not in the sense that others are trying to kills us but in the sense that in our eyes, well let me just speak for myself. There are times that it seems I were… Continue reading Married Without Children
The women's ministry at my church started If:Table groups earlier this year (more information about this ministry can be found here, http://www.ifgathering.com). After the first meeting, I was already blown away. I mean to tell you that it blessed my socks off! The goal of these groups is fellowship and spiritual growth among women of… Continue reading In Transition