My Personal Testimony: Infertility and Miscarriage

So...... I was recently asked to share my testimony about God’s faithfulness through fertility issues and miscarriage... Honestly, I didn’t feel like it. It’s painful. It’s vulnerable. It’s not a happy topic. While I have shared these deep scars with other sisters in private, it’s not something I have ever done “publicly.” Partly, it is…

You Can Let Them Go Now, They’re Adults

BEYOND MY LIMITATIONS

As a child, I describe myself as an “old soul.”
Someone who acted older than her age. Growing up with a deaf parent I had to
“grow up” really fast. I didn’t have the typically childhood of those of my
peers being that I had to be the one who helped my mom handle business affairs.
But when I enter adulthood there were times, I grieved the loss of my
childhood. No longer could I snuggle up in my bed and my mom give me medicine
when I was sick. So much of my life’s toughest decisions I faced alone.

The world can be a cruel place. Friends forsake us,
people who we think we can count on turn their backs. Your adult children
should know that you are the one place where they can find acceptance. This
doesn’t mean we have to agree with our children’s choices; however, we…

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Intersubjectivity

While we are not experts in telepathy, we have a natural gift of knowing what someone else is thinking. When I find the little one doing something wrong, I know that he knows that I know that he knows that he is not doing the right thing. He is often quick to run away. We…

Source of Comfort

A month ago, I weaned the little one. He was exactly 15 month-old and I think that's good enough because I followed my momma instinct. It is great to breastfeed if one has no medical impediment. You can read more on breastfeeding by visiting the American Academy of Pediatrics website. Every mom should also be…

For the Season of Why Me

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The Happy Momma

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Words are Seeds

For two years, my husband and I have been intentionally sowing seeds of affirmation in our girls. One of our adopted little girls had so much hurt even as a baby she wouldn’t look at herself in the mirror without crying. It was heartbreaking and something we absolutely refused to receive as ours, so we…

Self-feeding

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Goals

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Precious Words

Few days ago, I wrote about the value most parents place on their baby's first words and how value tend to depreciate over time. This morning, I had a great impression on my heart that God values my words. It was aha moment for me as many scriptures came to mind and choosing my words…

Baby’s First Words

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Cabbage Weaning Lesson

In case you don't know, cabbage weaning is a thing. A thing my fitness coach brought to my attention two months ago. Whoever discovered or invented putting cabbage leaves on the breast to help reduce engorgement deserves a Faith Award. How did the woman come up with that? What was she thinking? I find it…

Ice Cream Lessons

What were we thinking? Yesterday, we gave the little one ice cream at a church event few hours before his bed time. After hours of trying hard to comfort him and put him to sleep, we realized giving him ice-cream was a bad idea. The little one enjoyed the ice-cream experience but it wasn't worth…

Trouble in Paradise: Praying Over My Husband’s Head

Earlier today, I learned the possibility of experiencing heaven on earth in marital-relationship. So, here I am writing about what I learned recently as a wife. Marriage and Parenting: I believe a healthy marriage makes parenting easy. So, motherhood and marital relationship work together. To the single mommas, you are the strongest women alive and…

BRAT Diet

BRAT diet is always my go to remedy for diarrhea. BRAT stands for Banana, Rice, Apples (apple sauce for babies), and Toast. You can read more about the diet here When the little one has diarrhea, I know it's time to change his diet. Many times, the diarrhea is explosive, out of control, and gets…

Grieving Parents

While working as a healthcare specialist in the U.S. Army, I had to pre-screen patients before directing them to the doctor. I remember being briefed about a young female soldier grieving the loss of her child. I can't remember the full details surrounding the baby's death. I remember being told to be very sensitive when…

The Mind, The Battlefield

I had a dream last night that I feel impressed to share. In my dream I was walking around the city. With each store I passed, my mind was being invaded with thoughts. Thoughts of hopelessness, disappointment, anxiety, insecurity, there wasn’t anything off limits. My mind was filled with thoughts of death, thoughts of affair,…

Balancing Life: God, Marriage, Motherhood, Work, PhD, Blogging and more

Minutes ago, I received a very personal and timely email. The message brought me peace and calm. I believe it will bring you comfort and encouragement. Visit propelwomen.org for more empowering messages This message is timely because I have been working on ways to balance all my responsibilities without leaving out the God-factor which holds…