Jessica Mathisen

Prayer for Birth and Racial Trauma

Prayer for Birth and Racial Trauma

By Jessica Mathisen / January 11, 2023

Heavenly Father, I thank You for the honor of being a mother. Thank You for entrusting me with this precious gift. As I bring my children into the world, my heart is heavy. I wonder what people will think of me as a Black mother. Will I meet their expectations? Or will I disappoint them?…

READ MORE
birth story and grief

Forever Intertwined: Generations Together through Birth and Death

By Jessica Mathisen / December 19, 2022

2021 was a gut-wrenching year for our family, but it didn’t start that way. On a late January evening, my husband and I went on a much-needed date, talking over tacos and margaritas. I remember thinking that my period was late, and when we got home from our date, I took a pregnancy test “just…

READ MORE