“There is light at the end of the tunnel.” This saying is intended to relieve our angst while experiencing difficulties, reminding us that things will improve. But, what about the Tunnel of Loss that occurs when you lose a child; in some cases, your only child or all your children?
“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say ‘you’re tearing up the grass.’”
Who is this unheralded mother? She's a Tummy Mommy. In case you are unfamiliar with this term, it is a description of a birth mother, a brave woman who has carried a child for months, endured the pain of delivering that child and then has her heart broken because she will not be raising that child.
Husbands, if you want to introduce a little romance this Valentine’s Day, stop and consider your wife’s Love Language. Blogger Ashley L. Jones goes through each of the 5 Love Languages as identified by author Gary Chapman, and suggests ways you can show your wife you really love her.
As a Christian woman happily married for nearly 29 years and with the same man for 31 years, I’ve learned a thing or two. I refer to them as “secrets” only because the power they possess are often not given enough credit or possibly ignored.