faith, Grief

By the goodness of God . . .

Edward Winslow wrote in A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth (1621): . . . And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty. By the goodness of God, we are far…

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family, Grief

A lullaby for the soul

Sitting in the rocking chair, holding little Asa. I trace the outline of his sleeping face, stroke his cheek and unwind from the day. A pang of sorrow for the pregnancy so recently lost and overwhelming thankfulness for the warmth of his cheek against my chest. It is good to have a few moments to reflect. To cherish what is…

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family, Grief

I had a miscarriage

A week before Christmas, we got quite the surprise. We found out we were pregnant again. It wasn’t planned. I was pretty sure little Asaroo was our last. But every life is a gift and I cherished the thought of the little surprise growing within me. We talked about our little surprise, our little secret. And the kids just thought…

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