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On Ann Voskamp’s Blog: When Women Seem Scary

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For years now, I’ve found solace and encouragement and the grace to step into each day on Ann Voskamp’s blog.  She reminds me to give thanks.  And never did I cling to her words more than when we got stuck in the process of Evie’s adoption and waited with bated breath to see if and when we would be united.  I read her words and I searched for faith and I counted gifts.

I’m still counting gifts.

And today, one of the gifts I’m counting is the opportunity to share a bit on Ann’s blog about that time after we brought Evie home, when I was a mess and women seemed scary.  We met at Catalyst last year during the IF:Gathering labs and it’s such a honor to be on her blog today.  And her photos of my book are so pretty.  Happy sigh.  Thanks, Ann.

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  • Elisa

    Melanie you are the funniest funnest lady I know…thank you. I get the same kind of solace on your blog as you find on hers, and your humor reminds me that God always and gives us the gifts we need. xo!

    • Melanie Dale

      Awww, Elisa, thank you! So encouraging. Humor is such a gift from God, and I love to laugh with friends. Thanks for being one of them in this online space.

  • Kate

    Women are scary at every age. We adopted our daughter when i was 37. All of our fruends and family had children. I was nit a “joiner”. I pushed myself to join. God gave us a child who liked some interaction with other children….but also liked her own space.
    She is grown and married with children.
    I am 62. A young 62

    • Melanie Dale

      I hear you, Kate! We’ll keep working together, toward each other. I’m praying for your weariness now.

  • Joy McMillan

    Oh, I love this! Thank you for your honesty and bravery! Momlation on.

 

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