Did you know that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in a miscarriage? Did you know that when I experienced my miscarriage I didn’t know of anyone who had experienced a miscarriage? How is it possible that 25% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage and yet I knew of no one?
Probably because all of those women did the same thing I did and didn’t tell anyone about it.
Why? Why isn’t it talked about more? Why aren’t the babies lives acknowledged and grieved by friends and family? Why aren’t the mother’s surrounded with love and prayers for their loss and broken heart? Why do mother’s carry this burden alone, quietly, and in secret?
I know why I didn’t talk about it. I didn’t talk about it because I didn’t think others would understand. I felt silly grieving so deeply over a person I never met. Peoples reactions seemed to cheapen my pain and it just wasn’t worth it. But you know who would have understood my pain…another women who experienced the same loss, the same lonely grieving, the same frustration, confusion, and helplessness.
I was in my kitchen doing dishes this past summer and God gave me an assignment.
“Create a place where women can go and know they aren’t alone. Give them a community who can grieve with them, pray for them, and encourage them. Be a resource of good and helpful information during such a confusing time. Show them my true character of love, faithfulness, and goodness and how to reconcile that with personal heartache.”
I reached out to several other women and came up with a group of three others who were willing to help me with this project. We spent a Sunday afternoon together having lunch, sharing our stories, and expressing our willingness to minister to other women who are hurting and need healing from their loss.
Our goals were aligned, to give our pain purpose by ministering to other woman who suffered a loss during pregnancy and point them to Jesus. It’s during trials that our faith is truly tested. Each of these women have powerful stories about how their faith was tested and the ways God spoke to them during their miscarriage.
Over the next 4 weeks I will release a blog post each week with the full interview from each of these amazing women. Each story is unique in its own way so I hope many women can relate to the various experiences. We are excited to share this with you and we pray it heals broken hearts.
Here is the ‘trailer’ and sneak peak of the powerful stories you will hear over the next four weeks.