Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day

All around the country today, there will be candles lit for babies lost. I became a part of this community in 2013. It's a community of compassion and welcome, though no member wishes anyone had to join it. Recently, I was sitting in the OB waiting room, waiting for an annual check up appointment. I… Continue reading Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day

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Comforting: Finding Purpose

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him… Continue reading Comforting: Finding Purpose

Comforting: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know."  - Job 42:3 Job had lost everything.  His money, children, reputation, even his marriage was rocky.  And his friends that came to encourage him ended up heaping more coals on the fire by blaming him for all of his… Continue reading Comforting: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Comforting: Won’t Be Forsaken

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.  - Deuteronomy 31:8 It was the end of Moses's life and the end of his time as the leader of Israel.  After he gave a little pep talk… Continue reading Comforting: Won’t Be Forsaken

Remembrance Day 2018

This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, and this Monday, October 15th, it will be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  In 2016 and 2017, Michael and I have spent this day with the pregnancy loss community in a balloon release. This year, we won't be participating publicly, but we are going to… Continue reading Remembrance Day 2018

Comforting: Fulfilled Promises

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! - Luke 1: 45 This verse is my lock screen on my phone.  It has been my lock screen for over a year, between my last pregnancy and the one before. Mary had come to visit Elizabeth after an angel… Continue reading Comforting: Fulfilled Promises

Hope Moms Balloon Release

This weekend, Michael and I attended our second Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Balloon Release.  Last year, it was connected with a walk, but this year they just did the balloon release, which was still pretty special. It was extremely windy, so I had Michael in charge of the balloons.  We had two pink… Continue reading Hope Moms Balloon Release