Yesterday I shared that a former colleague had lost her son in a stillbirth. This morning I found out that another friend didn't see a heartbeat after seeing one two weeks ago. It seemed like things were going so well in my own little world, and then just like that--back to back--two friends experience loss.
I know that just because I had a baby, all is not suddenly right with the world. Just because I got my happy ending doesn't mean that every story will finish like mine. I'm painfully aware that pregnancies end too soon, and that arms are still left empty. I now view life through a lense of what has been or what could be lost--but I also view life through a through a lense of what has been and can be gained. And although I recognize that we all process these experiences in different ways, I would imagine that these women will begin to do something similar.
Please pray for this friend as she recovers from the physical trauma of today's D&C and the emotional turmoil that comes from losing this baby that she desires.
This may sound insignificant, but today's blessing is qualifying for 2-day free shipping from Amazon so that I could order a book that helped me through my losses for each of these women. I hope to put together a little "survival kit" for each of them, the way that a friend did for me.