Monday, July 28, 2008

Epidemic

I didn't know what to call this and that is what it feels like. I have learned of the 4th woman this summer losing her baby. It is heartbreaking and I wish I could take the grief away from these women. I would put a link to their blogs, however, it is still fresh for two of them and I don't know if they would appreciate that right now.

A blog I came across recently is The Pipers and it covers how to help a grieving friend. She had a stillborn baby and conveys how complicated grief can be. You want to talk about it and you don't want anyone to ask you about it.

I will go about my nonsensical blogging and posting of happy Baby pictures because that is what I do. However, I wanted to at least publicly acknowledge these ladies and ask you to say a special prayer for them. I have been thinking about them non-stop and remembering my own little baby that was lost.

Nothing said to me changed anything or made me feel better when I went through this. One thing that made me stop in my tracks and think was when a friend told me to remember that God knew what it felt like to lose a child. He feels that pain. He doesn't just sympathize with you. That is so true and He is probably the only one that can get you through such a difficult time.

Also, I know Mck Mama won't mind me posting her blog site. She is in the hospital in a desperate situation trying to save her baby right now. She asks that you get on your knees now and please pray for her unborn baby. I have been praying all day and it isn't over.

Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I
appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

5 comments:

MckMama said...

Thank you so much, Lisa.

Kristin said...

Lisa...my heart aches for all of these women...you included.

Mary C said...

Thank you, friend. Your comment yesterday made me ache for you. You are so sweet and kind to think of me. Everything you said yesterday helped. Hugs to you.

Laura said...

Very sweet of you to post about these tough situations. Our kids are even praying for MckMama and her little one--in the prayer clubhouse they just built in our guest room. They're my little prayer warriors, and love to be called out to duty for such a good cause!

Knowing that God has a plan for every little soul is comforting, and the gift of hope provides strength. I pray all who go through these difficult trials can be graced with a sense of peace and feel our Father's loving care through it all!

Hilary said...

Thank you. Thank you for praying for my sister, MCK Mama, and my nephew, Stellan.
I am so blessed to see how everyone has gathered together to pray and support my family during this time.
May God bless you and your family.
Hilary