Friday, July 14, 2006

Our first miscarriage

...happened eleven years ago today.

Each year on this day, we thank God for the short time we had Sarah and that we were her chosen parents.

People told us that we'd forget. We prayed we wouldn't. We don't want to forget any of our children no matter how small they were or how short of time we knew them.

People told us the pain would go away when we had a new baby. It didn't. Babies aren't interchangeable. What it did do was make the joys of another infant sweeter.

While the pain has lessened a great deal, there is still sorrow. That sorrow is far overshadowed by the joy in God's promise that we will be reunited in Heaven never again to be separated!

God had a plan and a purpose for Sarah even though our human reasoning can't even begin to understand. But, if God was easy enough for our small minds to figure Him out, He would not be big enough to worship!!

If you've gone through pregnancy, infant or child loss, we are praying for you today.

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
2 Corinthians 1:2-5 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.