Monday, January 11, 2010

A friend and I were talking several years ago about one day becoming mommies.  Don't most women do that at some point in their early years?  My friend said that she would never want to be pregnant at the same time as her close friend, or her sister.  She pointed out that if one of them lost their baby, how hard it would be to see her friend continue through pregnancy and have a healthy baby.

Today, my friend had a miscarriage.  My heart aches for her.  How quickly joy can turn into sorrow.  Though I am not currently pregnant, what do I do the day I have a big announcement to make?  I have wondered lately what the best way would be to share good news when someone else's heart is broken.

Please pray for my friend and her husband.  It doesn't seem real to me, and I'm sure not to them either.  They are trusting the Lord and that amazes me to see.

"As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things." ~ Ecclesiastes 11:5


Jim said...

My wife and I have gone through two miscarriages and have at this point not had any children of our own. We rejoice with anyone who God has given children. I think your friend would likely do the same.

Mrs. U said...

She will DEFINITELY be happy for you when you get pregnant!! Even though I've never been able to conceive, I am ECSTATIC when one of my friends is expecting a new little blessing.

I will pray for your friend and her husband. I cannot even begin to imagine how hard it must be to deal with a miscarriage.

Mrs. U

LauraW said...

I am thinking something very similar about my friend. She has been trying of over 2 years and has not fallen pregnant. My husband and I may start trying again soon and what if I fall right away? I am praying that my friend does not become bitter towards me. It is encouraging to see what Jim and Mrs.U have said though - I'll pray for both your friend and mine :)

Miss Jen said...

I just sent up a special prayer
for your dear friend!
May the Lord strengthen her!!!

Love~ Jen

Katie said...

Some things are so bitter sweet. I admit it was hard to attend baby showers, especially after my second miscarriage, but my joy was real for others who shared their pregnancies with me. I was thankful for their sensitivity and thankful they felt they could still share their joy with me. I may not know you personally, but the gentleness in your spirit you convey here on your blog tells me you are a balm to your friend's heart. She will surely rejoice with you as you mourn with her.

The Southern Housewife said...

Here's hoping she finds comfort in that God is soveriegn and knows exactly what in our best interests,even when we don't always think it's right. She lucky to have a wonderful friend like you. I'll be prayer for the family's comfort and healing.