Sunday, October 4, 2015

Glorious Unfolding

October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. It was designated by President Ronald Reagan in1988 as a means to bring awareness, support, and education about miscarriage, SIDS, stillbirths, other pregnancies and childrens lives that end tragically and too soon. This month is a great opportunity for parents to rally with each other in support and understanding for what they/we have gone through. It provides opportunities for others to speak out about their pregnancy losses and/or their children's death. I know when I first went through the pain of losing my daughter through a stillbirth I knew only one person who had suffered like I had. Since Lucy's death I've met many others and heard about others who have also endured the pain of losing a child. Awareness is a good thing and can be a comfort to know you're not the only one.

With those thoughts, much of what I read or see posted on various Facebook pages put so much emphasis on grief and dealing with the grief. I'm not trying to minimize grief, I have my share, however, I wish the focus centered more around hope than grief. Because you see, there is a great hope, even in the midst of pain. We have a sovereign God who orchestrates our life in a perfect way that will glorify Himself. We can't see the big picture but He can. And that is the Glorious unfolding. 

I heard this song the other day on my way to soccer practice and these thoughts I've shared came to mind. I can't focus on sadness and grief at the loss of my little girl. I must turn my focus to the hope in Christ who gives and takes life away. He has a plan and it is good because God is good, all the time. To God be the glory!

Take a minute and listen to the song. It has a powerful message for anyone who is struggling or going through something they wouldn't have chosen to.

For all you parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or another way, you can grieve but remember there is hope in Jesus Christ. Trust Him and rest in His unfailing love. 


  1. Amen. You put into words much of what I too want to say this month.

  2. Beautiful post and beautiful song: I loved the line "this is just the beginning of the beginning". Love you and your sweet family!