You Are Not Alone
From the moment you cradled your first baby doll, you imagined yourself a mom. Now here you are, a member of the club no one wants to join—the ten percent of women who struggle to fulfill their motherhood dreams because of infertility. Meghann Bowman knows what it’s like to be part of that club. Along with best-selling author Crystal Bowman, Meghann has compiled 30 hope-filled stories of women who received the same diagnosis and experienced the heartache she did. Contributors include Valorie Burton, Katie Norris, Shay Shull, Stephanie Tait, Kathe Wunnenberg, and more—women whose journeys through everything from infertility and miscarriage to adoption and miracle births will buoy your faith. Your story may not look the same, or have the same ending, but you don’t have to suffer alone. You are surrounded by a club of Mothers in Waiting—women willing to come alongside you to offer comfort and peace as you wait.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Crystal Bowman is a bestselling, awarding-winning author of over 100 books for women and children. Her books have been translated into eight languages and are distributed worldwide. She and her husband have three children and seven grandchildren. They live in Michigan and Florida—wherever the weather is best.
Meghann Bowman is mom to a long-awaited son and daughter. Prior to joining the ranks of motherhood, she enjoyed a professional career as a real estate attorney. Meghann is a runner and a traveler. She and her husband make their home near Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents
You're Not Alone 11
1 Those Who Sow Tears Katherine Alumbaugh 13
2 Plans for Good Meghann Bowman 19
3 Reap in Joy Jillian Burden 25
4 Desires of Your Heart Valorie Burton 31
5 Keep Your Heart with All Diligence Karen DeVries 39
6 Things Hoped For Shelby Doll 45
7 For This Child I Prayed Donna Fagerstrom 51
8 The Power That Works in Us Karen Granger 57
9 Deeply Devoted to the Lord Amanda Hope Haley 63
10 In Everything Give Thanks Mary Hassinger 69
11 Trust in the Lord MacKenzie Clark Howard 75
12 He Grants the Barren Woman a Home Sara M. Howard 81
13 Your Mercy Will Hold Me Up Darci Irwin 87
14 Yet I Will Rejoice Wendi Kitsteiner 93
15 More than Conquerors Ke-Jia Liu 99
16 My Portion Forever Zena Dell Lowe 105
17 The God Who Sees Me Kelly Miller 111
18 With God All Things Are Possible Katie Norris 117
19 The Lord Goes Before You Megan O'Connell 123
20 Saved in This Hope Grace O'Connor 129
21 Do Nor Lose Heart Becky Schrotenboer 135
22 Something You Would Not Believe Shay Shull 141
23 A Future and a Hope Katie Cruice Smith 147
24 God Healed Melissa Sodoma 153
25 My Grace Is Sufficient Stephanie Tait 159
26 In Your Hand LaShea Udoaka 165
27 He Shall Direct Your Path Joan Van Wyck 171
28 A Good Work in You Leslie B. Vorndran 177
29 Wait for It Stefanie Vourron 183
30 Father of Compassion Kathe Wunnenberg 189
Meet Our Contributors 195
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book shares healing and hope for women who have suffered loss and grief. Story after story reminds us we're not alone. I especially like how there are many contributors with different experiences. While that approach can feel disjointed in some books, Mothers in Waiting tells their stories in a consistent format: My Story, My Struggle, My Strength, My Scripture. This gives the book a seamless feel while introducing us to 30 dear friends who know what it feels like to be where we are. Even if you haven't walked the path of infertility and miscarriage, your life has crossed paths with someone who has. This is a perfect gift for a friend on the journey.
Mothers in Waiting by Crystal Bowman and Meghann Bowman was a book I’m glad I had the opportunity to read. I haven’t read other books by these authors and I enjoyed how they were able to share other women’s stories about infertility and miscarriage – a topic that is difficult to talk about sometimes. My only regret with this book was the stories shared were so short. I wanted to get to know the women on a deeper level and I felt the stories were rushed. I would just start to feel a connection and it would be over. I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are mine.
I've searched and searched for a book like this and this is exactly what our family needed! It's heart-warming, encouraging, and full of hope. With 30 different stories, there is a wide range of topics covered which I really enjoyed since our family is living through a lot of them right now. It helped me understand more which helped me in a number of relationships in my life. I enjoyed the real stories, raw emotions, and transparency of the writers. This book makes my heart happy!