November 8, 2008

Ever since we lost Jonathan this summer, I've been shocked and saddened by how many more families I hear of that have faced losing a child. My heart breaks for each one that I meet or hear about, just because I feel the pain that I know they are going through. God is working in my heart that somehow, my future will somehow be tied to being there for families facing infertility, miscarriages, and stillborn babies. I know that God would not have allowed me to have faced these things in my life if they were not part of my future purpose in serving Him. I don't know what this will look like, but I'm open to whatever God has for me.

That being said, I know that right now I'm called to pray for them-to lift them up through their waiting time and their pain. Last week I was searching through blogs (yes, I tend to be a "blog stalker" of others blogs, so I don't mind if I have them on my blog!) and I came across a couple that was pregnant after IVF with triplets. In the last week, her water broke with one of her babies, and she lost that baby. Just yesterday, she lost the other two since it was just too early for them to be born. My heart breaks for them. I know what it is like to lose one baby that you were hoping for so much, but three at the same time I can't even imagine. I'm going to be praying for Erica and Jake (click on their name for her blog), and would love if you joined me in lifting them up during this impossibly hard time. I know that for me, knowing that so many people were praying for us, even those I didn't even know, helped incredibly in our pain.

Please also continue to lift up Andy and Elisabeth, our friends who lost their baby Estella 2 months ago, and our friends Bill and Denise, who is on bed rest right now after premature labor. Thank you!

4 comments:

Danielle said...

I have followed your blog for some time (found through Amy's) and I want you to know that I have prayed for you two often. Thank you for lifting up Jake and Erica in prayer. They (as you well know) need all the prayers they can get, Our God is good. He gives and takes away.

toolefamily said...

I like your new blog background, but I really loved the one that you had for just a short time on Saturday. It was cool too....

Candie said...

Alyson,
I'm so glad we got the make the personal connection while you were at school. It makes reading your blog and keeping up with you mean that much more. And your friend Amy is a hoot! Alyson, HELP! If have some spare time, would you change my back ground and header? I have a friend that said she would .... but I'm not sure when. Is that something that is easy for you to do?

Cristina said...

Hey Alyson, I think that there is a time that we all are 'blog stalkers'. It's strange how you can read someone's blog and just feel like you know them. I read Erica and Jake's blog and I just wanted to cry. What a rollercoaster of emotions that must be. I am praying for them and you and Justin, that one day you will have so many babies you will want to pull out your hair!!! LOL Love you guys!