I love one of the verses that we focused on today in church: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12). One of our other pastors preached on this verse about two years ago when we were first trying to start a family, and my cycles were all crazy. I remember thinking that this verse totally applied to me at the time. Now, two years and three losses later, I'm struck at how much has changed, and yet how much I still need to be joyful, patient, and faithful.
My blessing for today is the love of my parents. They left yesterday, and I am just so aware of how blessed I am to have two people who love me as much as they do. I pray that the Lord bless them with grandchildren, and I pray that He bless my husband and me with the opportunity to be the types of parents that they were to me.