I am truly overwhelmed at the response from all of you since I posted our miscarriage story on Monday. The post has been viewed nearly 500 times, which, for a tiny blog like mine, is huge. I'm even more overwhelmed, however, with the number of women who have shared their personal miscarriage stories with me--some of which were as recent as last week. I wrote this for me, as part of my healing process, but many of you have shared gratitude to me for sharing it because it's helping you in your healing process. Knowing that my story and my pain is helping others has been a huge source of comfort to me. It is healing to know that my pain is serving a purpose.
You will probably never know all the people in your life who have lost a child to miscarriage. I would ask that you please share my post from yesterday with those you know. You never know who might need to read it. If my story can meet someone else in their grief, it gives even greater purpose to my pain.
The link for the original post is here.
The pain is still unbearable most of the time, but I'm trying. I'm searching the Bible for comfort. Praying--even if it's only in cries and moans the Holy Spirit can recognize. Surrounding myself with songs of praise and worship to remind myself of the Lord's faithfulness. Reading through my old prayer journal entries to remind myself of the victories in my past.
Here's a snippet of what I wrote yesterday:
I am overcome with joy because of your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. -Psalm 31:7
Lord, I know these words are true. I know that you care in my mind. Help me to know it in my heart.
I'm thankful my pain is serving a purpose, but I'm still grieving and searching for peace. It's a long road, I'm told. One day, one hour, one moment at a time...