Scraping Away The Rust

By: Heather Wolper This week I’ve felt the weight of disappointment tugging like a toddler eager for my attention, standing in my shadow, tugging on the hem of my skirt and loudly demanding a response. As my plans have unraveled, frustration has begun to rub against my heart like a...

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Hurting? Give Yourself Away

By: Christine Fishel After a period of extreme amounts of loss, I want to hibernate. My sister has attended 7 funerals in the past year. We’ve lost our dad, our grandmother, a cousin, and two aunts. More in our close circle are fighting deadly diseases. We’ve watched our original family...

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Not All Mothers Are A Happy Memory

By: Anonymous Reflections and Book Review Honestly, I get so tired of seeing on social media, commercials, and especially in Hallmark, how “beautiful,” “loving,” and “caring” mothers are. How they made our lives so “wonderful.” I appreciate those that are grieving for a good mother, and I am happy that...

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Year One In Heaven

By: Danielle Ilacqua (Guest Blogger) Last year at 1:17 a.m., instead of surfing social media, I sat in a hospital watching my only parent prepare to go to heaven. It’s been a year since my mom’s passing. The waves of grief this past year were amazingly difficult because you have to...

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Who We Truly Are

By: Cathy Crosby (Guest Blogger) God is the One who I’ve pressed into during difficult times in my career and as I’ve navigated my journey as a motherless daughter. He has taken these two life experiences to help me discover that my true identity is found neither in a career...

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Finding Hope In Seasons of Waiting

By: Heather Wolper Are you in a season of waiting? We’ve all been there. Between us, we’ve waited for jobs, spouses and places to live. We’ve waited for houses to sell, businesses to take off and wayward children to come home. We’ve waited in exam rooms and by hospital beds....

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My Sister: My Gift During a Year of Loss

By: Christine Fishel When it struck 12:01 am on January 1, 2018, many people were celebrating the start of a new year, a fresh start, a clean slate. Me? I had already been asleep for going on four hours. The craving for—and dreading of—a different kind of year had been...

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Top 10 Blogs 2017

Every year we take time to pause and reflect on what God has been doing through the Motherless Daughters Ministry. We hope and pray that you feel loved and supported by the women here in this community. Many of you have commented that our blogs have been so helpful to...

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One Word 2018

By: Julie Thompson On January 1st we have a tendency to reflect upon the previous year and  think about what we can do differently to make the new year better. I used to be one of those people who made New Years resolutions. I had a 0% success rate of...

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