I am so grateful that you are here. The Lord has made it very clear that this is something He wants me to do in this season. And if there’s anything that I want to teach my growing toddler Abigail by way of example it’s- obedience. So here I am, Lord!
This blog was carved out of a place in my heart from a loved baby that I will never know this side of Heaven. This has been the darkest time in the life of my family thus far, no question; but it’s also been a season of deep joy that comes from the nearness of God. It is so true that He is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18), and His nearness provides the sight to see the blessings that I missed before- and there is joy. We are also finding great peace in knowing that our unborn baby will be used for His glory. I pray that this blog is a space where we are more engaged in the joy and peace of Christ than the brokenheartedness caused by a life gone too soon in my limited, human mind’s eye. However, I am finding now that you can’t have the former without the latter. There is no joy and peace without sorrow and brokenheartedness. I am truly thankful that the Lord allowed me to experience this tension of the two so that I can experience Him in a way I never have before. My angel baby has changed my life, and I pray that in some way because of Him you will be changed too.
Additionally, there are so many strong and brave women in this world. In this most recent season, I have been endlessly inspired by women (and their supportive husbands) that have been vulnerable with me as I navigate this grief. I hope to bring vulnerability and light to the sorrow that many families experience. The enemy wants us to feel isolated in this season so that the attack can really happen, but I believe the Lord wanted me to create this blog to fight against that. I pray other women may be willing to share their stories here as well because my story is not the only story. God blesses the vulnerable (Matthew 5:3-5).
I also want to say to those of you reading that have been praying for me and my family, as well as loving us in ways that are so overwhelmingly kind, thank you and may God bless you. Really and truly, I have never in my life experienced the body of Christ in such a tangible way as I have these past few weeks. More than anything though, we covet your prayers that the life of our baby will do things for God that we could’ve never imagined.
Thank you for being here. You are now a part of what God has chosen, and I rejoice over that. I hope you’ll stay a while and be a part of this conversation. Feel free to contact me above with any questions or shared stories. He is not done with us yet…
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6