Friday, July 8, 2011

Blessings after loss...

Yesterday, I thought long and hard about the blessings in which the Lord has bestowed on me. In July of 2008, I had been on a journey. One that I spoke of in this blog post "I've been on a journey". I wrote about a journey I was having to the valley, the valley in which I was speaking of was a miscarriage. Our 10th child went to be with the Lord on July 7th, 2008.

When thinking of those valley days I thought of the deep pain and loss that I felt. And how I wondered if the Lord would ever see fit to bless us with another child. In the days/months that followed the Lord spoke peace and comfort to my soul, and carried me as the healing took place. I think of our baby often who is now in the arms of our Lord. One day we will see our baby face to face. I will be able to hold our baby in my arms just as I have my other children...what a glorious day that will be!

Now, today I sit with 2 precious girls on my lap, and my heart is filled with gratitude to our Lord for His wonderful gifts! For I am unworthy of such blessings....Praise the Lord for His love!

But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
Psalms 68:3

Last year Arthur and I attended the Baby Conference in San Antonio, TX put on by Vision Forum Ministries. Doug Phillips held a session on miscarriage and it was wonderful and very encouraging. If you would like to hear Doug speak on this topic he has a CD available, you can purchase it HERE.


Cinnamon said...

Love your two cuties on your lap!!

I have a letter in the making for you. Yours is the midnight letter that I write a page or so each night. Seems I have much to say :-)

Love your thoughts and your heart - God does carry us doesn't HE!! Rest in Him sweet friend.

Hugs~ Cinnamon

mommyx12 said...

Yes indeed that is a journey. And you are very blessed with those precious babies.


Lynda said...

Like Job - - - HE doubled your loss. God is sooo good even if HE allows us to go on journeys we don't want to take.

Amanda said...

A very sweet post. I am sorry that you had to experience that loss, but it is great to see that you are able to attribute all the blessings, and the healing that took place for you, to God's glory.

Kelli Z. said...

I really appreciated this post today. I had a miscarriage last month and am once again pregnant but have been told I have extremely low beta levels that aren't doubling. I go back in on Monday for another test. Please pray for us. I know God wouldn't have allowed me to become pregnant again if he did not have a plan for me and this baby. I feel as though I am meant to carry this one to term, I can feel it. I just pray that he performs a miracle and that I go on to have a normal and healthy pregnancy. Thank you so much in advance for your thoughts and prayers. (and thank you for writing so openly about your miscarriage)

Julze said...

What a beautiful family you have Laura. I am so sorry for your loss but isn't it wonderful knowing you will see this precious child in heaven (((hugs)))

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

THis is the sweetest picture. I'm sorry you had to go through the loss, I have never faced that but it is wonderful to see that God blessed you with these two little sweethearts!! We are looking forward to visiting with you all, let me know when is best!! Love, Missy

Anonymous said...

Those times of loss, as hard as they are, can help us enjoy those times of blessing even more.
What a sweet picture of you and your little girls.



Laura said...

What a sweet picture and an encouraging post. I have heard Doug Phillips' cd on miscarriage and thought it was great as well. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

Beautifully Veiled said...

Laura, those are indeed 2 precious gifts from the Lord. I will be with you one day, knowing that the Lord will make my arms big enough to hold all nine of mine when I get to see them for the first time. Your girls are beautiful, and I know will be on the inside as well, just like all the others. Love you friend,