Thoughts

Little Miracles

When I first found out I was pregnant with Josephine, I was amazed by how each step in the process of pregnancy was like some kind of little miracle that I was privy to. The sound of her heartbeat. Her first movements. And then suddenly, miraculously, holding her in my arms. Even through the trials … Continue reading

Thoughts

Battle Scars

When I was 15 or 16 years old, a stranger at Church came up to me while I was washing my hands in the bathroom and told me I was beautiful. I cried when I got home, because I couldn’t bring myself to believe she was telling the truth. A teenage girl’s perception of beauty … Continue reading