Friday, October 1, 2010


RATM stands for Rage Against The Minivan.  Rage Against The Minivan is the name of a blog i follow, written by a woman named Kristen, whose blog i have been following ever since i saw her and her husband on The View (which i almost never watch, but happened to watch that day) talking about adoption, a subject that interests me a great deal.

Why am i telling you this?  O.k., i'm getting to that.

One of Kristen's aims in life in general and in her blog is to (i'm paraphrasing now) help rid the world of false stereotypes (as i understand it).  To that end, she has begun a weekly series spotlighting the struggles of different folks in different situations who share what they want the world to know about their particular circumstance--a dispelling of stereotypes.

This week, Kristen published my entry in her series.

Don't worry; i'm about to give you a link, but before i do....i have to admit that i wrote my entry for Kristen's blog half in hopes that no one who actually knows me would ever read it.  That's silly, i know.  Apparently i thought i was writing to the non-confrontational imaginary public who have always been the audience in my head.  What i'm saying is that my piece is very personal and very intimate and very not something i've ever been ready to talk about out loud.  But i am willing to share in writing, if you are eager to read.  If you're not ready for the warts and all version of me (or even a small bit of the warts of me), don't follow this link.

Otherwise, please click and read and realize that this is not just about me about many other women who also don't really ever talk about such things.

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height . . . 
The LORD doesn't make decisions the way you do! 
People judge by outward appearance, 
but the LORD looks at a person's thoughts and intentions.

~I Samuel 16:7~


  1. Beth, wonderful post in every way. I can't tell you how much I admire your post and how much it touched my heart. Thank you for being you and that is a wonderful thing!

  2. Beth, have I told you lately that I think you are just the cat's meow? The best thing since sliced bread? Or whatever other trite and hackneyed saying we use to tell people we have never even met that we love them dearly and wish them every happiness.

    My niece has PCOS and all the manifestations you mentioned. And she is almost exactly your age. I think I will send her your post....

  3. I read the post and i want you to know that I love you more and more each day!!!! i am SO thankful that our Daddy brought you into my life!!!!


  4. Awesome! Beautiful! Loved! You are.

  5. Beth,

    I just read your story on Rage Against the Minivan. I know it's always hard to share one's inner thoughts and feelings... your story opened my eyes to a few things. So thanks.


  6. Just popped over from RATM. Thank you for your honesty and transparency. I am praying that many others read your post and learn from it too. P.S. Love your blog!

  7. I loved your post. thank you for being so brave and honest.

  8. this was such a wonderful post and i loved reading it and came to your blog only to be completely inspired and encouraged!! what a wonderful, God fearing and God listening woman you are!! keep it up!!

  9. I really loved the post on RATM so followed the link here. Your courage and beauty are inspirational. As a 25 year old woman, I hope I can be like you someday. Thanks for sharing your heart!

  10. I too have PCOS. It's no fun at allllllll. Your post is great (RATM)..and so is your blog! Thanks for sharing something that many many of us go through! The longing for children.. that toooo is something many many pcos folks face everyday.
    Know that God hears your cries and He knows your desires. Hang in there!
    Feel free to email me if you need to rant about pcos..I certaily understand!


  11. Love you. Loved your post at RATM. I will be following your story....

  12. Saw your post at RATM! Girl, WOW!!! I'm so amazed and proud of you! I'm a girl who struggles with my weight and have struggled for so long. It has been a vicious battle, but it drives me to Jesus. Makes me desperate for freedom and acceptance that only He can bring! Thanks for opening your heart and being so vulnerable and brave.


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