Woman pens intimate memoir of a mother’s struggle

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

“Barren: Infertility, Grief, and Mustard Seed Faith”: a true story of hope deferred, and prayers answered. “Barren: Infertility, Grief, and Mustard Seed Faith” is the creation of published author Rosa L. Miller, a blessed married mother of two from Starks, Louisiana.

“Everyone around me was pregnant,” Miller said. “I started looking for real books that did not laugh about it or were not clinical. I couldn’t find any.”

Miller had written six chapters only to lose them when her computer crashed.

“A friend, who is a writer, told me I need to write this,” Miller said. “A friend who went through the journey with us helped equate the stages of grief.”

Miller rewrote the original six chapters and two more in 24 hours. From start to finish, it took her a year to write about her and her husband’s challenges, pitfalls, hurt, pain and suffering as they tried everything to conceive a child.

“People do not understand the hurtful things they are saying when commenting on why don’t you have children yet,” Miller said. “There needs to be (an) open dialogue. People need to understand we are barren, not broken.”

The book not only tells the woman’s point of view but also the man’s as the couple faced 14 years of infertility.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Miller’s new book is a wise and understanding encouragement to women who are battling the same despair of childlessness.

Miller bares all with a compassionate generosity, in the process glorifying God’s name and uplifting those who feel there is no hope left.

Consumers can purchase “Barren: Infertility, Grief, and Mustard Seed Faith” at traditional brick and mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble. 

Miller will be at Barnes and Noble’s for a book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, March. 2.