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Showing posts from November, 2014


Each time I read the article below, I learn something new.  Whether that be something about my heart, or about God, or about this journey that we're on, I feel encouraged.  And strengthened.  And filled with hope.  Though life's challenges can be difficult to accept and incredibly painful to endure, I believe that our struggles can be used for a purpose.  He wants to lift us from ashes to beauty.  This is such a timely reminder for my husband and I and we hope that you are encouraged by the following article and uplifted as you read these words.  Here is the LINK from the original website.

Check out the moonrise in the Old Mill District here in Bend this weekend.  Pretty spectacular isn't it?

Source A Word In Season: The Pain Of Pruning Will Become Your Beauty In Blooming“My child, I love you.
I know that you are in a difficult and painful place, and you feel like you have been cut off from many things. I see your pain and it hurts Me to see you hurting.
One day you will und…


Today, November 8th, 2014, they said our baby would be due.
I have dreaded this day ever since OUR LOSS in April.  Nothing has really prepared us for what we should expect to go through since that day and in fact, it seems that every event this entire year has been documented in my mind as either before or after our miscarriage.  I know that at some point I won't think in terms like that, but I don't think you ever really get "over it" either.  You never, ever, forget.

Today could have been the day I brought our little one into this world and that makes the day especially painful.  Today, we should be looking into his or her eyes, hearing that first cry, and wrapping little hands around our fingers.  But our arms are empty and my belly is flat, evidence that I am not bringing a baby into this world.  Today I've carried this baby full-term, in my heart.  The pain becomes fresh again as we have passed through the "markers" or milestones along …