Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 15

Today is pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day. Each year, over half a million dreams are shattered. Out of 3.3 million babies born alive, some 30,000 die during the first 28 days. Another 39,000 babies are stillborn and miscarriage occurs in fifteen to twenty percent of pregnancies, while ectopic pregnancy occurs in one percent. Ever since I've joined the blogging world, I have been witness to many instances of infant death and my heart is crushed every time Im introduced to another family who has gone through such tragedy. I especially think of a friend who is in the hospital right now and does not know if her twins are going to make it or not. I have been praying for her all day and that she will be at peace and put all of her trust in God. The lastest news I heard was that she was on her way to Tacoma....Im assuming that meant Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital in case her babies are born, please uphold Brie in prayer.

Here are a few of my favorite verses on peace and comfort...
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 14:27

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Blessed are those who mourn. They will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

I came across
this blog last week and thought it was a wonderful resource for those of you that have ever lost a baby. I hope you are encouraged as you read the inspiring stories from other moms, dealing with the same thing.

I especially want to thank
Katie for openly sharing about the loss of her dear son, Brenham as he came into the world for such a short time, I bet the lullabies in Heaven are wonderful, what a lucky little boy! She does not know how much shes inspired me and I hope I will someday get to meet her. Thank you Katie, you are an amazing woman.


Samantha Edwards said...

"Blessed are those who mourn. They will be comforted. Matthew 5:4"

What a true quote! Our Lord's power is so awesome, and I know that whenever I'm in mourning or sad, He's always right there with me!

VBC MOPS said...

Thank you so much for posting these verses! You do not know how comforting they are to me right now. I have really been struggling this week and am fighting that black pit that I want to slip in to. I think I need to memorize that Isaiah one! He is so good! Love you!