Surviving a Miscarriage

Rejoice

I took a picture of this little plaque that hangs on our wall in the library, in memory of Isaiah; who was a good thing! You can read what I wrote on the back here.

 

Five years ago today, we experienced a devastating loss and I was forever changed. We lost our first baby though a miscarriage. Five years ago, we lost Isaiah. It doesn’t feel like it’s been five years; it’s so fresh in many ways. I have healed, He has healed me. But it still hurts, I still remember with a stab of pain and I still cry for him. My sweet little baby in heaven.

Since then the Lord has blessed us with two more little ones, and another on the way.

Let me share with you our journey to healing. Keep in mind that every women, family and situation is different. What worked for us, may not for you.

Isaiah Collage

God’s Been GoodLegacy Five

Lately I’ve been looking back along this winding road
To the old familiar markers of the mercies I have known
I know it may sound simple, but it’s more than a cliche
There’s no better way to tell you than to say:

God’s been good in my life
I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams
When I go to sleep each night
And though I’ve had my share of hard times,
I wouldn’t change them if I could
‘Cause through it all, God’s been good.

Times replay, and I can see that I’ve cried some bitter tears
But I’ve felt His arms around me as I’ve faced my greatest fears
You see, I’ve had more gains than losses, and I’ve known more joy than hurt
As His grace rolled down upon me undeserved.

God’s been good in my life
I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams
When I go to sleep each night
And though I’ve had my share of hard times,
I wouldn’t change them if I could
‘Cause through it all, God’s been good.

For God has been my Father, my Savior, and my Friend
His love was my beginning and His love will be my end.
I could spend forever trying to tell you everything He is,
But the best way I can say it is this:

God’s been good in my life
I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams
When I go to sleep each night
And though I’ve had my share of hard times,
I wouldn’t change them if I could
‘Cause through it all, God’s been good

11 Comments

  1. This was a wonderful post to read. I too have been changed by miscarriage. I endured many different emotions, pains, and heart-changes as a result of the three angels I lost. The help I received from others like you, really became my saving grace. Thank you for passing your wisdom on.

    • @Jessica – I am constantly amazed at how many women have experienced this painful loss, many more than once. My heart always breaks but I know that each sweet baby that comes into our lives…however briefly…is a blessing and a gift. There is a purpose for each of those sweet little lives! Thank you for taking the time to comment today; sometimes it is hard to share isn’t it?

  2. I learned through my 5 recurrent miscarriages that GOD wanted to draw me closer to him. I kept trying and miscarriage after miscarriage, I knew I was supposed to be a mother and I knew I couldnt give up on GOD b/c he never gave up on me. It’s weird how after the 5th miscarriage, I just decided that GOD wanted us to adopt a baby, I mean all babies need homes and thats when I got pregnant again and was able to keep and bring our son home. Now we have a 1 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. I say..GOD makes miracles and he makes them more than ONCE.

    Thanks for your story….and congrats on your new baby….I guess this post was about you and i somehow though i should tell you my own story- i dont know- sorry…and good luck

    • @Tess – Wow, what a testimony to the goodness of God! At the same time, my heart goes out to you because that must have been a long and painful journey. Thank you for sharing your story here. You never know who will be touched, blessed and encouraged by it!

  3. Thank you for posting this. I am also wanting to share about our losses on my new blog. I would like to link to this in my blog, if that is alright. Please let me know if that is not ok. Thanks!

    • @Linda, I’d be thrilled for you to link back. Feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments here when you write it. The sharing of our stories is often helpful in the healing process for others. I know it was for me!

  4. this is such a good share and very touching. i could recall a very close friend of mine who struggled to move on after losing their supposedly only-boy in the family of five. at first, she couldn’t even bear to talk about it and questioned God about it but with our help and prayers as her friends, she slowly opened her heart and mind for what has God prepared for her and the family.

    i will surely pass this on to her.ur a blessing!

  5. http://neverboringlife.blogspot.com/2011/02/link-about-miscarriage.html

    There’s the url to the post where I linked to your stories. Thanks for letting me do it!

  6. […] is Patches the Bear. He arrived to visit our family on February 17th. His timing was perfect since February 23rd marked 5 years since we lost Isaiah in a miscarriage that broke our […]

  7. […] and I were engaged in 2004, married in 2005 and also built our first home, miscarried our first baby in 2006, birthed our daughter in 2007 and our son in 2008. (I need to blog a little […]

  8. If you listen to your fears, you’ll die never knowing what a great person it’s likely you have been.
    Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don’t lie, but admits than under analysis a lot of them won’t stand up either.

Comments are closed.