For Heartaches & Loss
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She lost her baby that fall. It was early in the pregnancy, but there had already been celebrations and joy at the positive test. Then there was blood and aching and sorrows that sliced them open. Our baby came two months later, the little girl we were planning to adopt. And it was too early.
Children are a blessing, so is marriage, but they are not better than faithfulness and they are not better than the King of glory.
“to the woman comforting a grieving friend: it is ok if you don’t know what to say to her. although your words can’t make her heartache better, your presence and stillness can help ease her loneliness during grief. you don’t need fancy words. just show up. just be still. just listen a lot and say little. bring coffee and sit on her couch and light a candle and listen. let her know that her new rhythm is your new rhythm for however long she needs.”
It's hard to tell the truth about grieving for your child, especially as the years pile up.