Friday, February 25, 2011

devastating news

I'm sitting here watching the telecast of the Discovery shuttle's last launch, #39. It's amazing to think how far we've come with science and technology. That those people are making their way to outer space as I type. As we progress, gain more intelligence and learn more about what the universe has to offer, there are still only a few things that truly matter in life... in my life.
God. Family. Friendship. Compassion. Love. Security.

Our dear friends went to their doctors appointment this week only to find out that there was no heart beat. They had miscarried. She was 5 months along. Their doctor said that he thinks the babies heart stopped beating 3 weeks ago. She was admitted to the hospital and was forced to give birth to her son the next morning.

I found this prayer online and pray it several times a day.

O God of love, source of life,
hear our prayers for our dear friend.
Her baby died before it ever came to birth.
Comfort her now in her sorrow.
Restore her hope for a child to come.
Give her courage and new delight
in the days ahead.
In good time, grant her a new life
that her soul may rejoice;
in Christ's name we pray. Amen.
I am so angry. So sad for them...


  1. That is heartbreaking.

    As someone who's been through something like this my advice it to comfort her and tell her awful it is. Don't try to tell her it was God's plan or that she can try again. Just tell her there are no words. And check in a month later, and two months later after the flowers and cards stop.

  2. oh. my. word. :( She is right, there are no words for this. I am so sorry for your friends loss.

  3. No words.....this is awful. Heartbreaking. Devastating.

  4. The loss of a child is the most devastating thing that can ever happen in life. It doesn't matter whether your child was growing inside you or you had many years together. That child was part of you. My love and prayers go out to the parents of this precious angel and you and Bryan (when someone you care about hurts, you hurt too).

  5. wow...there are no words to make your friend feel better. that is so awful!! :(


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