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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Just a Thank you for the thoughts and prayers!

I just want to say thank you for all the encouragement, thoughts, and prayers that many of you have left on our blog during this difficult time. It has been greatly appreciated. We are hanging in there as best to be expected, taking each day at a time, some are more difficult then others these past few days. If you could please continue to keep us in our prayers.

16 comments:

Hope2morrow said...

Praying for you as I type this. I'm praying for peace, emotional health, and continued and renewed hope.

Kate&CodyWhite said...

Hey Sweetie! Praying for you daily! Hugs!

Janna said...

Honestly, I was a complete mess for a while after my losses, especially after the second loss. My faith was truly shaken b/c I had never been through something so painful. I had a hard time understanding "why". I found myself not praying anymore, and I was zoning out in church. I felt like I was lost in my grief. At the time I didn't think that things would get better, but slowly over time I started to get through the days without crying, and I was able to look to God for comfort and strength. It took me a few months to finally realize that God didn't cause my losses and that He really did understand my grief and hopelessness. It's hard in the beginning, I'm not gonna lie. But I think you'll find that in the months to come you'll get to the end of the day and realize you hadn't cried. And then you'll begin to believe you can get through another one. There will still be triggers...births, baby showers, pregnancy announcements, anniversaries of the loss, the babies due dates, etc... I still cry sometimes, but the pain doesn't seem to overwhelm me anymore. Feel free to email me...thehaiks@bellsouth.net if you want to chat more! I'm praying for you. I remember all too well what the first few weeks were like after my losses. You will get through this. Just try your best to cling to God, and He will carry you through!!

noswimmers said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be thinking about you and praying for you. BIG HUGS.

Amy said...

I know the struggle of loss, of wanting to hold onto God tightly and yet be full of questions that have no earthly answers. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I'm praying for you.

A Decade of BFNs said...

I am deeply sorry for you loss.

Newt said...

I just saw the news on Lost and Found, and wanted to stop by to say how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts are with you both.

Martha said...

I am so sorry for your loss and send my prayers and hope to you during this sad time.

Elaine said...

I just wanted you to know that I have been thinking of you and praying for you often the past few days. I wish this wasn't happening to you. I hope that you are surrounded by God's grace and love during this difficult time.

gracechild said...

You guys are in my prayers.

Phoebe said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Deanna said...

Hi dear one. Continuing to pray that God will strengthen you each day. You asked how I got through it.... whew, to be honest, that is a difficult question. I agree with a lot of what Janna mentioned.... One thing that I chose to do was turn TO God in ALL of my emotion vs. away from Him. I did go through much anger and questioning.... I just TRIED to take it to Him vs. turning my back on Him in the midst of it. One thing that was HUGE for me was worship music.... that may sound silly.... but as I continued to expose my mind to Truth through song, the healing balm started to pour over my broken heart. Honestly, I found it difficult to pray during those times.... difficult to dive into Scripture.... so I just kept the worship music flowing in my home, in my car.... and I started to really and truly believe it again. The biggest song in my journey: "Blessed be Your Name." It came out right after my second loss and was huge for me.... I still can't get through it without tears, but that's okay....

Praying that God will hide you in the shadow of His wings today (Psalm 17:8).

Katie said...

Prayers for you and your family. I am so very sorry for your devastating losses.

Melanie said...

Just stopping by to say Hi and still praying. Hang in there and hold tight to the Lord!

Just Me. said...

Here from Lost and Found.

I am so sorry.

((((hugs)))

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

oh no! i just stopped by after being mia and heard the horrible news. i will definitely say a prayer for you and your family tonight. hugs!