Sisters, this month we’re taking time to reflect on a darker part of many of our lives. Many women have experienced or will experience a pain so great that only our Daddy’s love can soothe it. It’s a pain that rarely fades. It’s a pain surrounded by the “what ifs” and “I wonders.”
When I was walking through a miscarriage earlier this year, I learned that it is more common than most people are aware. As I was walking through those dark days I found sisters, friends, and family who came alongside me. That group of women included many who you’ll find writing here.
Most of all, it was then, in my darkest days, that I experienced the great tenderness of my Daddy above.
Going through this time, it really got me wondering…why isn’t this something that someone is talking about. During those first couple of weeks, I felt: alone, defeated, deep agony, fear, and -most of all- I felt like a failure. That some how, some way, my body wasn’t good enough to carry that child.
The only way that freedom came was by shedding light on what was going on:
- Being vulnerable to those around me.
- Letting them see the raw hurt and pain.
- Allowing them to see that things weren’t okay.
You know what I found? Empathy. Compassion. Support. Love. Encouragement. All the things I so desperately needed to make it through.
So my friends, if you’ve been through this sort of loss, we welcome you to join us as we take this month to honor those little ones who we all feel should be here now–those that left us far too soon. We apologize for any reopened wounds, but we want you to welcome them, that they may heal better than they were before.
If you haven’t been through this, we ask that you still stop by, read our hearts and take away from our experiences. Chances are that if you’ve not experienced it, you know someone who has. We hope that you may glean from our experiences and use them to love on others around you.
So sweet sisters, this is what we’re here for. To confront the ugliness in this world. Then to point you to your Daddy who is there to gather your tears and soothe your hearts.
We hope you’ll walk this journey with us.