motherless daughter

)) Here it is. 42. I made it to my mom’s age. What an astounding thing to be able to look around the world through eyes that have now seen as much as hers did. And I can testify with her that God is good. And while life can feel broken and hard, I will […]

I believe that if we only have the eyes to see we will surely find ourselves surrounded by a whole tribe of mothers (related to us or not) who are cheering us on. Apart from my mom, who died a week to the day after I turned 18, these are the five women who have shaped, […]

As we get closer to Mother’s Day my heart always aches for those of us who grew up the motherless daughters and are now the motherless mothers. I know how this season can hurt. How it can dredge up all the memories we never got to make with our mothers. I also know there are […]

Our daughters will make the holy journey into womanhood whether we prepare them for it or not. And they will likely lose friends, favorite aunts, fathers and mothers along the way. Whether these core members of their DNA die, are emotionally unavailable, or up and leave, how do we help them process what they’ve lost […]

“Losing a mother doesn’t happen in a moment. It takes years to appreciate the impact of what’s gone.”~ Surprised by Motherhood. Welcome to week 2 of the Book Club. Here’s how it works each week: Every Monday: Discussion video posted on the blog – feel free to leave your questions in the comments. Every Monday […]

I knew a woman who was diagnosed with leukemia the year she turned 40. She died two years later. I turned 40 last week. And that woman was my mother. If I had two years left to live what would I do with them? If my days were numbered and my breath all counted out, […]

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