I was so blessed by your blog comments full of compassion and prayers for us. Thank you so very much!
I was especially pulled to the comments made by those who had also experienced miscarriages (some so very recently). You truly do know our pain.
Through the past year with this being my second miscarriage, I have come to realize that a miscarriage is not a one-day event. It covers such a greater time span. There is the time filled with hope before conception…the joy of a pregnancy…the discouragement and fears of complications (for those who know in advance)…the actual miscarriage… the days of healing of heart and body…the 6,7, 8 months following that are marked with the milestones of your pregnancy that are no longer real milestones…the due date…and then, as it slips in here and there, the continual reminders of your little one that you never got to know.
How does one face such pain??? How does one continue on??? Your lives, and the lives of several other women I know, are a testimony of the answer to those questions â€“ by the grace (enabling) of God.
I donâ€™t have any fancy plan for the future, but I know from the past days of this week that God is faithful to care for His children. As I am weak before Him, humbled, empty, then He can work in and through me. Oh if I could only live each day in this way. Starting out knowing I can not face the day on my own strength…not having even the energy to plan out a day…but looking to the Lord for strength, enabling, direction…Looking to my husband and simply following. Oh what a peaceful place that is.
We are taught in I Peter that a meek and quiet spirit are precious in Godâ€™s sight. My desire is to allow Christ to work in me through this time of sorrow and to purify my heart to be meek and quiet before Him.
Thank you for praying and for loving all of us!
â€œBut let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great priceâ€ (1 Peter 3:4).