I was sixteen years old the first time I remember hearing God called El Roi, “The God Who Sees Me.” It felt like such a profound and personal name for a God that I loved but didn’t truly know or understand at the time. And it was a name that stuck with me, that kept pulling at the corners of my mind, though I didn’t then know why. Now I do.Read More
Rejoice. Be glad. Delight.
Friend, do these words describe you in the midst of your grief? Or does the mere mention of the word rejoice cause you to scoff?Read More
Of course the death of my precious boy did result in suffering “grief in all kinds of trials,”and in light of all of eternity, my sorrow—though it last all of my days on earth—is but for a little while, but was this verse really suggesting that my son died simply to make my faith more genuine?
About 2 months after Max’s death, I found myself at a dear friend’s wedding. She had just danced her father/daughter dance as her husband walked out onto the floor with his mom. I felt my chest tighten and a lump form in my throat.Read More
Mama, I know how hard and lonely it is to lose a child—especially a first child. I know how confusing it is to feel your motherhood deep in your bones but have nothing to show for it.Read More
This is the story of a big brother, a prophetic dream, an emotionally fraught pregnancy, and a redemptive morning. While that may be just a little dramatic, there is no doubt that this boy’s story has been intricately woven by a loving God who is intimately concerned with the details of his creation.Read More
I started to wonder whether people believed our good news was proof that they were true. I found myself dwelling on the fact that those things have always been true. They were true before this pregnancy, and would continue to be true even if I had never become pregnant…Read More
My journey to motherhood has not been what I expected.
I’m sure that a lot of people can say this; but so far, my journey has been utterly disappointing.Read More
I have a beautiful life - a blessed life. But it’s not the life I ever imagined I would have... (originally published in Frisco Style Magazine)Read More
After three years of trying to get pregnant, it was FINALLY the day of our first sonogram - our first time to see our precious, long prayed for baby.Read More
This past month has come with a big shift in perspective for me. Throughout my life, I have found that most perspective shifts are a gift that I'd often rather not receive. TRead More
Sometimes I tend to expect the worst in order to prepare and protect myself. This was definitely the case when I envisioned my labor experience...Read More
To say my first birthing experience didn’t go according to plan is quite an understatement.Read More
Sometimes infertility can feel like an elephant in the room. Most people are hesitant or get nervous to tell me they’re pregnant, and for the most part, people don’t readily share the details, complaints, and joys of pregnancy or their kids with me. All of which I totally getRead More
Hey there. I’m your mom. I just learned you existed, and to be honest, I’m kind of in shock. See, you have 2 siblings already, but they didn’t get to stay here with your dad and me.Read More
There has been so much going on in the Griffith household lately, so let me back up a few months and fill you in.Read More
If there is one piece of advice that I've heard over and over as a new mom, it’s, “Just enjoy this season! It goes by so fast!”Read More
As a new mom the two things I wanted to hear were “Yep, that’s normal” and “Hey Mama, you are doing a great job”...Read More
Guest Post by Jenn Haskew
The road to motherhood is a messy, painful, vulnerable, and beautiful road. Even as I write this, I wonder what the road to motherhood has been like for you...Read More