My Story: Guest Post by Claudia

Note:  The spirit truly has guided Claudia to contribute the Childless Mormon Support Blog. She found us through a recently written article and, it turned out, is exactly what we are looking for.  Claudia tells her personal story in this post followed next week, by a Q and A she so kindly filled out.  The questions were all asked…

Journeys and Destinations

There are many different ways for which we have all reached childlessness. Infertility is a common reason that receives a lot of focus. Not finding the right person to marry is another big reason, one which perhaps doesn’t receive the focus it deserves. Adoption journeys ending after much waiting and heartbreak, one or both spouses…

Yoohooing unto the Savior

When I was a child, we had a well-played cassette tape of The Articles of Faith, set to catchy tunes that to this day I sing in my head when I have to remember one of them. I never could quite figure out though, why we believed “in being honest, true, chased by an elephant,…

Childlessness and the Young Women’s Theme

I loved Young Women’s.  I was lucky to be supported by wonderful and wise leaders.  I attended Young Women’s in Utah and was with a group of girls who I still call some of the best women I’ve ever known and the truest friends I could have wished for. I remember Sunday after Sunday standing…

What I Need

Quite a few years ago, I had the privilege of attending The Forgotten Carols with Michael McLean and the talented Katie Thompson. As an encore at the end of the concert, they performed a song called “What I Need” and that song has stuck with me for the last 14 or 15 years. The lyrics…

Creating Culture

I always talk about my blog posts with my husband, and quite often incorporate his comments into my posts. This post however is from him, his words, his impressions. I’m honored to present to you my wonderful husband: Rick. What comes to mind when you think of “Culture”? For me, it’s a sense of community,…

Sil’s Not So Fairy Tale

Hello there, Please stick around while I pour my soul into these pages as I think I owe you all my story and how I got here… “Once upon a time there was this beautiful (at least her Mama thought so) little Brazilian girl who lived in the Amazon (well, not literally in the jungle,…

Depression

I was saddened to hear earlier this week that actor Robin Williams passed away from a suspected suicide. Various sources reported that he had been battling severe depression for quite some time. Some individuals even called Robin Williams selfish for committing suicide. Depression is a topic not often talked about in the open, is often misunderstood,…

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Stars and Dots

Recently, a child asked me “whose mom are you?” to which I politely replied that I was no one’s mom.  I thought we were finished with the conversation until the child continued with “well, what are you then?”.  I’m sure I came up with something witty and clever at the moment, but that question still…

Am I Childless or Not? A Guest Post

My greatest dream was to be a Mother. After trying for a year I started wondering why it was taking so long.  After that I went through anger and upset for almost 5 years. I didn’t like being told we should “just have faith”. I was the oldest in my family and it hurt more…