Saturday, January 22, 2011

Good Reading

And this time it's not a book. It's another blog. A really good blog by Raechel Meyers, Finding My Feet.

My friend, Rachel, sent me a link to Raechel's blog for a really cute t-shirt idea for my boys and I found a lot more. I found someone who has endured multiple miscarriages and the loss of a daughter who passed away hours after her birth. And to be honest, I haven't stopped crying since I started reading. :)

It feels good to weep. I don't know if that makes sense or not, but I feel like I've been holding a lot of it in. It feels good to let go of that pain. It feels good to release the tension that has been inside of me for weeks. And it's sad. I am sad. I'm sad to still be hurting. There are so many things that Raechel said in her blog that I have felt or said or thought. It has been so good to me to know that I'm not alone in my loss. Losing unborn children or children shortly after birth is a very lonely kind of sorrow.

Raechel's blog is another point of healing in my story. God is so good to let us use our stories of pain to help others through their times of pain. Praise be to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort that we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

So I weep and am thankful for others who have gone through terrible grief over the loss of their children who have come alongside me to comfort me in my grief. They may not even know that they have ministered to me through their blogs, through their books, through their words but they have. They have taken the time to write down their experiences and how God has remained faithful through some really dirty, hard, painful, raw circumstances and have come out the other side still singing. Thank you.

1 comment:

Raechel said...

I love those verses in 2 Corinthians - what truth!!! Thank you for your kinds words, Jessica. Praise be to the One who comforts all of us!