The Woman in the Back…

It’s Mother’s Day. Look around your local chapel. Do you see her? She’s sitting in the back, looking at her phone or the ground or at the ceiling. She’s looking for her escape route. She looks uncomfortable, awkward and even a little sad. She may be sitting with her spouse or maybe even by herself….

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. And while it is a happy day for many, it can be a very difficult day for others. As I searched the internet for articles relating to being childless on Mother’s Day, the search turned up far more results than I would have anticipated. Some of them offer…

Mothers Day Advice from Last Year

When we started the website last year, we knew that we’d really want to focus some extra support around Mother’s Day.  We know that Mother’s Day is one of the hardest days for childless women, and even those that are at peace with their childlessness can often feel that twinge of sadness around this holiday….

A Not-A-Mother’s Thoughts on Mothers Day – By Janell

Originally posted by Janell at https://www.facebook.com/notes/janell-jensen-gehmlich/an-lds-not-a-mothers-perspective-on-mothers-day/10151629608803566?pnref=lhc Re-posted to the blog on 31 January 2014 TRANSLATED entries of this post can be found in Spanish here (PENSAMIENTOS DE UNA MUJER SIN HIJOS EN EL DÍA DE LA MADRE) and French here (RÉFLEXIONS D’UNE FEMME SANS ENFANT SUR LA FÊTE DES MÈRES) I was asked to be the…

Because He Lives

A couple of weeks ago, my cat Max, who is notorious for fighting everything that breathes in our neighborhood, was attacked by a dog. And it was ugly. He had some very deep wounds. I took him to the vet and got antibiotics and asked what I needed to do to help him heal. She…

My Story vs My Life

If you haven’t read Adam Miller’s Letters to a Young Mormon yet, just do it. I don’t care how young or not young you are. Adam is a professor of philosophy, an active Latter-day Saint, and an author. In this small, yet profound, book, he writes letters to “S” about agency, prayer, history, work, temples,…

The Serenity Prayer

I’ve always loved The Serenity Prayer. It is beautifully and wisely written. But until recent years, I hadn’t dug deeper into its meaning or tried to apply it in my life. This topic is very dear and important to me so I’ve collected my notes from talks in church, my notes from Time Out For…

NOW

On March 09, 2015, my in-law‘s 59th wedding anniversary, my dear father-in-law (Bob, aka Dad) passed away… And even though we expected that this might happen within 1 year or so, not in our wildest dreams did we imagine that 1 year would mean 1 week and 1 week would mean 1 day. We woke…