On Ann Voskamp’s Blog: When Women Seem Scary


For years now, I’ve found solace and encouragement and the grace to step into each day on Ann Voskamp’s blog.  She reminds me to give thanks.  And never did I cling to her words more than when we got stuck in the process of Evie’s adoption and waited with bated breath to see if and when we would be united.  I read her words and I searched for faith and I counted gifts.

I’m still counting gifts.

And today, one of the gifts I’m counting is the opportunity to share a bit on Ann’s blog about that time after we brought Evie home, when I was a mess and women seemed scary.  We met at Catalyst last year during the IF:Gathering labs and it’s such a honor to be on her blog today.  And her photos of my book are so pretty.  Happy sigh.  Thanks, Ann.

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  • Elisa

    Melanie you are the funniest funnest lady I know…thank you. I get the same kind of solace on your blog as you find on hers, and your humor reminds me that God always and gives us the gifts we need. xo!

    • Melanie Dale

      Awww, Elisa, thank you! So encouraging. Humor is such a gift from God, and I love to laugh with friends. Thanks for being one of them in this online space.

  • Kate

    Women are scary at every age. We adopted our daughter when i was 37. All of our fruends and family had children. I was nit a “joiner”. I pushed myself to join. God gave us a child who liked some interaction with other children….but also liked her own space.
    She is grown and married with children.
    I am 62. A young 62

    • Melanie Dale

      I hear you, Kate! We’ll keep working together, toward each other. I’m praying for your weariness now.

  • Joy McMillan

    Oh, I love this! Thank you for your honesty and bravery! Momlation on.





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