Why snowflakes?

In the years 2010 and 2011, we adopted little ones into our family when they were only five-day-old embryos. Some refer to cryo-preserved embryos as snowflakes*.

In the midst of this process, I was brought into a fresh awareness of my own adoption into God’s family. The journey became a book, Of Souls and Snowflakes.

What can be said of snowflakes each of them — regardless of their infinite differences in structures, shapes, and sizes — is they are sustained by their environments. Like snowflakes, those who trust Jesus have a sustaining environment for their souls; an environment of grace secured for them by their justification and adoption.

This blog will be a space to observe the way the Good News of the Gospel moves to direct my face to these truths, all the while, praying Lord I believe, help my unbelief. I plan to talk some about infertility, secondary infertility, loss and deep joy, marriage, parenting, and womanhood, but posts will not be limited to these topics. Every aspect of life is simply (yet so profoundly) another opportunity to receive the Gospel and in so doing, Jesus Christ with the love of the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit.

I pray it becomes a safe place for you to hear Good News with a woman who needs to hear it every single day.


*The Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program was established in 1997 by Nightlight Christian Adoptions as the first embryo adoption program in the world.