Mystery, Shadow, Cross: 3 Things Infertility Has Taught Me about Motherhood

Mystery, Shadow, Cross: 3 Things Infertility Has Taught Me about Motherhood

Infertility is a unique vantage point to grapple with the meaning of motherhood! I was so glad when Sarah Wright​ at Orthodox Motherhood​ invited me to write a guest post today on her lovely blog because it was the perfect place to reflect on this.

Here’s an excerpt:

Christians believe that the world was changed when Christ bore the Cross on His shoulders and accepted the crucifixion voluntarily so that He could conquer death through the Resurrection. 

On perhaps a smaller scale, the world is similarly changed when we willingly accept our own crosses, though they may not be the ones we would have chosen for ourselves, and allow ourselves to be raised into new life through them. 

I would not have chosen infertility for myself, and I know many mothers who at one point or another have lamented their own path, however fleetingly. And yet, because of the Cross, we are all saved, and being saved, in and through these experiences.

Read the full post here on the Orthodox Motherhood blog.

If you’re trying to navigate the grief of infertility, you may enjoy my book Under the Laurel Tree.

 

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