Monday, March 30, 2009

Most Important....

First things first.

Please visit my friend Holly's blog: . She gave birth to her sweet Carleigh last week, and is in the midst of preparing her sweet angel child's burial. She needs support - - and I think she should have all that we can give her. She is a woman full of grace and courage. Tell her so. She deserves to hear it.

Which leads me to my next topic.

How on earth do women do it? How do women bare children, and hand them back to our God quickly after? My heart has ached for this sweet mother, and in the back of my mind, I know I am weeks away from the same journey.

How do these sweet mothers go on to have the same faith in the same God to, in the future, deliver them a healthy baby again, down the road? Yet one of my closest and dearest friends had a healthy baby after Anencephaly a couple months ago. God remains the same, as should our faith, but I'll admit to my sweet Jesus, I am quickly exhausting. The sadness is more this week. A reminder of what stands to come. May God carry us all through it, is my humble prayer this evening. Please let it be yours, too.


Anonymous said...

Abiding with you. You won't walk this road alone. Praying for you and your family today. xxx

Debbie said...

Hang in there sweetheart! I don't know how they do it either, but they are special women who can lovingly turn their child back to our Heavenly Father. You are in this great set of women and I know that amongst your struggles you will get through it just as they have. If you're having a rough time, slow down and don't expect to much out of yourself. Hugs and kisses to you.

Michal Ann said...

Dear Misty, I think of you and pray often. I check in regularly with your blog but haven't commented in awhile. We corresponded by email back in January. I wonder if you remember that I recommended blogs from other hurting moms.

Misty, I pray you will continue to be encouraged as you ride the challenging waves. I hope you find encouragement in Colossians 3: 14-17.

"Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."

I'm thankful that you are caring and compassionate, giving comfort and encouragement to others.

We usually tell each other to "stay strong" but sometimes I say "stay weak." 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 (NKJV) And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

In Jesus' love, Michal

Anna-b-bonkers said...

I am praying and weeping.

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

How do mothers do it?

I don't know.

My heart breaks for you, honey, really. I just keep praying that He will give you the strength to endure this, that no mother should ever have to endure IMHO.

Big hugs to you.

Betty said...

I stumbled on you via Holly's blog. My fiance went to Elementary school with her and I have followed both of her pregnancies with her. I admire that woman so much! She truly HAS shown so much strength and grace. I cannot imagine going through something so terrible. You too have my prayers as you go down such a hard road...may God watch over and give you the same strength he has bestowed on our dear Holly.

Holly said...

Thanks for the mention, Misty. Sometimes I am surprised at how well I am handling things. It's all b/ of the grace of God really. He will be there for you too.

Klin said...

I wondered how women do this very hard thing when I watch Emma and say her send child after child back to the Lord.

Here for you.

Ashley said...

I just don't know how people get through it. It always reminds me of that poem "Footprints in the Sand" I know he carries us. I just know it! Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

Nicole said...

Its not easy that is for sure.Its been 3 years and I still have times when I dont know how I made it this far... I was crying every time I would look at Holly's page..I suppose it helps when you have faith.

Holly said...

I don't know how they do it. You and every other mother who has had to go through this, have my respect.

I remember what it was like when E was born and they told me he had a heart defect that would require surgery. I remember not knowing if he would live or die. I remember thinking that I didn't have enough faith to handle it all. But, then I do remember feeling the strength of those who were praying for us. And, I remember the sweet comfort from the Lord.

Love you.

Trennia said...

I am a mother who had to give my baby girl back to GOD after only having her 17 minutes after birth.It is not easy, but I know she is in the best hands that I could ever hand her to and I have the hope in seeing her again someday.Our children belong to the LORD they are only our's on loan :)
After my sweet Emily went to be with JESUS, I ended up losing my uterus so I can't tell you how it would feel to try again I wasn't gaven that option.I still struggle alot of days but I know I must be strong for my other children and my husband and GOD gives you strength at your weakest points HE steps in and carries you through.May the Good LORD JESUS give you peace as you rest in HIS Almighty arms.

Celia said...

Misty, I am struggling with these very thoughts this week as I have read the journey of Holly (and her mother). It makes that mantra that I held on to before come back stronger than ever..."I can't do this". Only now I am also saying "I don't want to do this!" My heart hurts and my faith sometimes wavers. But I know that God is there and he is holding me in his dear sweet arms. His strength makes mine perfect so long as I reside in Him!! I will admit that sometimes it feels as though I am trying to convince myself that I believe that....but really I do....It's just harder to see things so clearly through the haze of pain at the moment. But we all will persevere and grow stronger as a result. Love you sweetie!!

Cheryl said...

My heart truly aches for you Misty, I think of you daily. Most of all I think of your pain, but also those beautiful kids of is precious, thank you for making me see that daily

Anonymous said...

I think that daily: How do moms do it? How do you just carry that sweet babe knowing that he will go directly to God? I...I just don't know what to say. You are strong, just as the others are. I read their posts, their tweets, and I cry.
I am thinking of you and praying for you.

Mrs. Spit said...

I'm late to the game, having found you through Lost and Found.

And I have done this, and I don't know how I did it. Someone asked me, and that was my reply: that God gave me Gabriel, and then for a reason I will never understand this side of heaven, he asked for him back.

Praying for comfort.