Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thinking of You, Dear Mamas

Two winters ago, a sweet friend learned that one of her precious twins had succumbed to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome at twenty weeks.

A year ago this month, another friend got to hold her baby girl, born extremely prematurely, for an hour, singing to her and cuddling her, before her sweet daughter passed into eternity.

Another friend lost two babies via unsuccessful embryo adoption transfer.

This past spring, another friend grieved a stillborn baby boy.

Another friend lost a baby in an ectopic pregnancy.

Numerous other friends have experienced miscarriage and loss of all kinds.

Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day. For all of you out there who have known this unspeakable grief of losing a child during pregnancy or infancy, my thoughts today are of you.

Psalm 6:6-9
"I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping.  My eye wastes away because of grief, it grows weak because of all my foes.  Depart from me, all you workers of evil; for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.  The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord accepts my prayers."

Psalm 23:4
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me."

Psalm 34:18
"The Lord is near to the broken-hearted, and saves the crushed in spirit."

Psalm 116:15
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."

{Thanks to Better than Eden for the above Scripture quotations. See her post for more.}

{Some more good thoughts on pregnancy/infant loss here.}



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    1. Thinking of you and praying for you all!!! :)

  2. Such a sweet and sad day to remember! Four little heads are missing around my table. Praying for all those who have loved and lost little ones at any stage.

    1. Ach, Tristan! I knew that if I posted this, I would inevitably forget to list someone, and here it is - I'm so sorry! I forgot to list your sweet little one from last year. Please accept my apologies!!

      I didn't know that you had lost three other little ones as well - I'm so sorry to hear that. Thinking of you!!

    2. No worries Diana. Yes, three miscarriages spread over the years (after Makayla, Emma, and Oliver) and then the tubal after Samuel last fall.

    3. Thank you for the reminder! And I have updated my little list. :)

  3. And we pray for you too, dear one! Thanks for remembering our babies!

    1. Of course, Jen! They couldn't be forgotten. Praying still for your newest endeavors!! :)

  4. This brings tears and much comfort in the loss, BUT our dear Lord is MORE than sufficient! He is faithful and true!
    I am praying for you and all of us who have little ones with the Lord--one day we will be reunited!
    Thank you :)


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