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Author Archives: Jane Johnson

Because You Fight Fire with Fire

I’ve had a fire in my belly for two weeks now. But I’ve been sitting on my words. Because, to be honest, I’m pretty battle-weary. My three-year-old and I battled a couple of nights ago – a war of will and lay-down-and-sleep at 1:30 in the morning – and I feel the aftermath in every...

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The All-Encompassing Goodness of God

In January, I left the babes at home to trek one town over and peek at a used SUV. We had been looking for weeks, anticipating baby girl’s arrival and needing to upgrade our car space. But the back wasn’t wide enough for three car seats and there was a faint smell of old cigarette...

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The Plague Will Not Destroy Me

I lay on the floor on a Friday evening 27 days ago, legs stretched out long, arms flat at my sides, palms up. I was at the tail end of a “yoga for anxiety” video I found on youtube, and I turned my head to look out the window. The snow had just started falling...

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Introducing Our Baby Girl

Josh was 45 hours away from a 3-1/2 day business trip halfway across the country when I went in for my 39-week appointment to check on baby girl’s status. It turned out that my belly was measuring the same as (if not slightly smaller than) the previous week’s, and they sent me in for a...

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The Best Way to Busy Yourself in the Waiting In-Between

I was talking with a girlfriend last week about these last waiting-weeks for baby girl. I knew that the end would be the hardest – when we are so close, and it still feels so far out when my body is crying mercy daily. But what I didn’t expect was the January effect on top...

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