If you are reading this blog post you more than likely already know the hard path that Scott and I have been walking these last two weeks. So many of you have walked with us through your prayers and kindness and that path would have been so much darker if it were not for you.
I'm not sure if I ever understood the importance or function of the Body of Christ until I had a miscarriage. I've seen churches surround mourning families, take food to the needy, and reach out to those in need, but I had no comprehension of the depth of the love and compassion in the Body until now. When I was knocked on my face by grief and anger, the Body immediately reached out to help me back up. When my prayers were nothing more than "Why?" and "It's not fair!", people were approaching the Throne of Grace on my behalf. In my darkest days, I never felt that I was alone in my mourning.
We received phone calls, flowers, and mailboxes full of cards. People I'd never met stopped by the house to offer their condolences. I couldn't check Facebook without reading a new message of comfort from a friend. That Tuesday at the doctor and the next day at the hospital, every single nurse that I came in contact with offered encouragement and their prayers. In our transition between cities and churches, Scott and I received an overwhelming amount of love, condolences, and prayers from church family members that we've loved for years and others that we've yet to meet. Before I had even prayed for comfort, the Lord was already providing it through many of you.
I know that I serve a God of hope and comfort. Through my grief I am learning to trust my Savior even when I don't understand Him. I am learning that grief can beget joy and hope; and I am learning to say, "Blessed be the name of the Lord," even when He gives and when He takes away. God is good and He is faithful and close to those who are brokenhearted.
Scott and I are speechless at the overwhelming amount of love and support that we have received from everyone. We could never express how thankful we are to all of you for everything that you have done. We are so blessed.
"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you..." Phillipians 1:3