I wanted to share something sweet with you that happened. I just finished going through a bible study, “Grieving The Child I Never Knew” by Kathe Wunnenburg, with someone. While I was working on one of the chapters my 5 year old, … Continue reading
Well, as we are now entering into the holiday season I’m sure many of you are feeling a wave of intense emotions coming over you. Something about getting together with family and creating memories brings out all of the should’ve … Continue reading
It’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Today I am remembering my 5 sweet babies as well as your little ones that are in heaven. May we all find comfort and peace today as we take some time to reflect on … Continue reading
Here are examples of things not to say to someone that has lost a baby and also a little insight to what they might be thinking when they hear them. 1.) You are young. Don’t worry. You will have more. … Continue reading
To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and … Continue reading
How many times do you answer fine when inside you feel crushed? And how many times do you ask, “How are you?” with no intention of truly engaging with the person? It’s time we take down our walls.
When grieving the loss of a baby we want to be supported. In fact it’s often answering in this way that shuts everyone out. Tell others how you’re feeling. Of course you’ll be more open with certain people but I think you’ll see that God has placed others in your life to be his hands and feet to minister to you. But they can’t minister if you don’t give them the opportunity.
In general we could all stand to be more intentional about our interaction with one another. When we ask someone how they are it’s saying we want to know and care.
I have two very vulnerable questions I want you to ask yourself.
How can I be more intentional with the people in my life?
How can I begin to tear down the walls and allow others to minister to me?
This is something God has really been laying on my heart lately. I pray that this sparks a flame inside of you to live life more intentionally with others as you grieve the loss of a baby.
So, “How are you?”
These are great ways to support women you know that have endured the loss of a baby.
Abortion is a loss. Women are grieving. I want to help. Won’t you join with me and, instead of judging, embracing them with the love of Christ? Here’s an excellent article provided by Cradle My Heart to open your eyes … Continue reading
“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.” ~President Ronald Reagan
In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. All across the country walks and candle vigils are done to remember babies lost and raise awareness. I hope you are involved in raising awareness in your community.
Of course, you can do this by sharing your story. Let’s unsilence our grief in October because not only will it let others see how many women are affected but it is better to grieve with others than alone. And, remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Women lose babies every day in so many different ways. Often they are left to grieve alone; questioning so much about themselves. This video is meant to bring awareness and be a voice to their silent pleas.
Please share this video. May it minister God’s peace within the hearts of those dealing with a loss and enlighten everyone else’s to acknowledge the struggle.
Grace and Peace,
Copyright 2013 Melissa Reddin