Today I had a conversation about motherhood and childlessness…. and so my thoughts turn to Mary…. How did she take the news? How did she feel when she was alone, she and the child within her? How would you handle this news? How would I? How do we handle the ‘with child’ and the ‘without’? – motherhood and childlessness. Waiting is all well and good but what about when there is nothing to wait for? What about the many waiting mothers around us? Waiting ‘with child’ and waiting ‘without’? What does advent say to these women?