Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Let's Remember Our Babies

October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I just found out about this yesterday. I already was planning on posting some things that have been on my heart in light of our latest loss.

When I realized how many of the readers of 'She Looketh Well' have lost babies to miscarriage, I thought it would be a neat idea to provide a place to share your loss and together we can pray for each other, praise our God, and remember these precious souls that are now in the arms of Jesus.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to post on your blog about your experience and then link up to Mr. Linky. Remember, it does not need to be some elaborate post, just share your heart and/or your experience. Something as simple as, how far along you were, due dates, names, anything you want it to be. If you would rather just leave the information in the comment section, that is fine too. I know myself, as well as the other women, would cherish the opportunity to pray for you and praise God for the life of your little one(s).

Also, I would like to recommend a book that I love and that ministered to me in a great way. I read this book about a month ago and was stunned by how amazing our God is, and how merciful and comforting He is.

It is called, In Faithfulness, He Afflicted Me. It is by a sweet 'blog friend' of mine, Lynnette Kraft from Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground. Her testimony of severe heartache and God's love and mercy will touch your heart deeply. If you have ever experienced heartache or know someone who has, you will not be disappointed by this book, I promise you. Once I started reading, I could not put it down. She shares with raw, honest emotion the depths to which her heart was plunged, but, she also shares the awesomeness of our God, His faithfulness, and His love. If you page down her blog, on the right side is a place to order a signed copy of her book. Please check it out. Also, on the left side of her blog are pictures of her sweet family, including Samuel, Josiah and Anna, all who are dancing with Jesus.

The song below has ministered to me greatly these past few weeks. I hope you are ministered to also. He will carry you.

Please consider joining us tomorrow to remember. If you know of someone who might want to join in, please let them know.


Camille said...

Very thoughtful of you to reach out to others in this way Michelle...I'm still praying for you.
In His Love,

carebear7951 said...

My miscarriage (after 4 years of infertility to even conceive in the first place) is a HUGE part of my testimony. I will forever thank that baby for what s/he did to change my heart. While begging God for a baby I was definitely not living the life of someone who needed a child. Deeply mired in sin (although I knew the "right" way) I could not have been the mom God intended for me to be (therefore I would've missed out on countless blessings). When I lost that baby I shook my fist at God. I was ANGRY beyond belief. But about 2-3 months later I went to my pastor and he helped me to realize some truths. God didn't expect me to like what happened but I had to accept it. And shaking my fist at God would not bring me any closer to Him or my dream of motherhood. So, I surrendered my life and heart back over to Him...that was April 11, 1999. My first child was DUE April 11, 2000-she was born by induction on April 7. My second child? Also due April 11 (just in 2002). That date has such a significant meaning in my life. I will forever be grateful to that little baby whose short life here on earth (in my womb) probably saved me! God is good-all the time!

carebear7951 said...

And I neglected to say 2 more things: Thank you for the opportunity to remember! And I'm so sorry for your loss. Your perspective is so wonderful though. Your thankfulness in such a raw time (it took me a long time to be "thankful" for that baby I lost)!
May God bless you immeasurably for all you do to encourage other women.
You are also blessing and encouraging women who suffer from Adrenal fatigue. I know because a dear friend of mine reads your blog and is going through it also. Thank you for being such a source of comfort and inspiration to other women/mothers who are fighting through that affliction.

Linda Stubbs said...

I am 57, the mother of 5, 2 in heaven. I will just tell a little bit of what the Lord did for us. It was about 23 years ago. I was loosing the 2nd baby. It hit me so hard. The first one was bad enough, but again..... My husband and I cried. He called the doctor and I was scheduled for a D&C. It was such a sad day for us. When we were driving home I said to my husband I sure hope that our (momma lamb (that is what we called her) would of had her baby while we were gone. When we got home she had not had her baby yet. I was on bed rest and could only get up a little bit. We had three boys at home the youngest Jarad was 6.It was really hard on him. He cried a lot, because he so wanted another baby in our home. The next morning Phil came in and asked if I was ready for my little walk? I new she had to had her baby. When we went to the corral there she was with her black little baby lamb. My honey said that is not all. Around the corner was a little white lamb with a black tear under her eye. Jarad looked at me and said" See momma, God didn't leave us out, for the two babies that He took He gave us two baby lambs. We have treasured that in our hearts. Jarad never quit praying for a baby. When he was 13 the Lord blessed us with a girl and when he was 16 we had another girl. We have a video of Jarad with tears running down his cheeks when his daddy dedicated our first daughter to the Lord, just after she was born. God can make beautiful memories even out of the most traumatic times. We are so grateful even in our older days to have our two precious daughters that we homeschool.
Thank you for letting me think of those precious memories. You are still in my prayers Michelle,
Blessings to you and your precious family, Linda

Anonymous said...

Thank you for remembering along side so many other moms.

May your heart's wounds heal a bit each precious day.


Kia said...

I am not a mother yet, but today, I want to remember my little niece/nephew who my sister lost last year. It was a sad time for her, and she was terribly confused because she didn't understand what it really meant to miscarry and the doctors didn't explain anything to her. I shared with her what I had learned and we talked about it and she was at peace. It's sad to think about, but I know the Lord had a reason for that little one not making it to live here on earth.

Prayers and blessings go out to all of you who have lost a little one.

Aylin said...

I have been thinking alot about my son Jeremiah Luke who was born into heaven. He would have been 2 this summer...such a great age, I looked forward to him toddling around and starting to talk throughout the whole pregnancy, only to lose him right at the end, when we thought everything was OK. I haven't told anybody about my continued grief and sadness, because I feel like I shouldn't be feeling this way with a beautiful baby girl in my arms. Thanks for sharing your story and yes, that joy must have come straight from the Lord,

sarah said...

I want to remember my little mom lost her 5th child in the second trimester. He is dancing in heaven and watching the lights of Glory with the Creator.