Someone asked me about the class I was in the other Sunday at church saying, “How’s your class going?”
I looked at her startled…I didn’t know I was in school again? (Other than my normal homeschooling duties where I am learning much!)
Then she reminded me that we are helping facilitate a group for parents who have experienced a baby/infant loss.
Oh, that class…
Since then many others have asked so I thought I would give you an update:
The class (from my perspective) has been wonderful. It is the perfect size to be safe for folks to share their hurts and I truly believe that healing is taking place for many of the people in our group.
It’s like we have said so many times (and will say again), you will never get over your loss (or under it or around it), but you will get through it. And having the support of a group of people who have experienced the loss of a baby/infant is wonderful.
We still have three weeks of meeting and sharing and loving on each other and I have to say…I am excited. This has been a group that we all felt we needed and the people attending have been brave enough to open up about their griefs. To be able to be real and to share with others is truly a gift from God.
So thank you to all who have been praying for our group, please continue to do so. We will meet three more times before Thanksgiving. I am excited to see what God will do in and through it all!
All across the United States there will be families gathering together tomorrow, Saturday, October 14th to remember their babies in heaven.
For some folks, they want to keep the memory of their baby alive.
For others, they want to find hope in the midst of their sorrow.
For all of them, they find comfort in the community of bereaved parents.
If you know someone who has lost a child (baby or grown), I want to encourage you to reach out to them this month. Send a card or instant message telling them that you remember their child and are praying for them.
Not to promote my book (but I did self-publish so now I still have copies to share!), but I have had some dear friends who have purchased books in memory of a friend’s baby and donated them to a local pregnancy center, funeral home, NICU and even a Christian radio station (when callers call in with prayer requests related to infant/baby loss, they mail them a book as well as pray with them!). So if you would like to remember a child in this way and honor the parents, please contact me! I would be happy to arrange the donation and will put a special bookplate in the front of the book! I also send a letter to you and to the parents of the baby remembered.
And for this weekend, I am selling my books through my PayPal link for $12 (including shipping). You can purchase one for yourself, or if you would like for me to mail it to someone else, put a bookplate in it, or donate it, I will be happy to do that. This deal will be good through Sunday night. And I will still offer free shipping for the rest of the month.
Tomorrow I am scheduled to share at a memorial event in Charlotte. My prayers is that my words will bring comfort and hope to those who hear. I would appreciate your prayers as well!
All for God’s glory!
Blogger of the Year!!!
I never intended to be such a slacker of a blogger, but life has been wonderfully full lately. I am so grateful for each thing the Lord is bringing into my life.
Just to give you a little heads up about what has been going on, here is a little list (I hope to blog more about some of these items soon!):
- Broken H.A.R.T. class began in September. This class is for folks who have experienced a baby/infant loss and is held at Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone. The Lord has worked in such amazing ways each week…He is so good!
- School…we started back to school in August and it has been wonderful. I thank God every day that we get to do school together at home…and I thank Him for these little ladies!
- Vacation…we tried to go on a family vacation, but Dustin’s gallbladder had other plans…let’s just say, we can recommend a nice satellite ER clinic in North Myrtle Beach should you ever need one.
- Reading…the Lord has blessed me with so many wonderful books lately…I could do many book reviews…but maybe I will just let you know what the best of the best have been for me lately…
But not today…I just wanted to drop by to say, “Hey!” I’m still alive and I will be back soon with more writing and proclaiming how the Lord is working in our lives…He is so intimate! And I am so grateful!