Asking for Help – Victoria’s Story
by Victoria Salerno
There have been a lot of serious conversations taking place in my household over the last two weeks. In my last post, I discussed how Jason and I are discussing the possibilities we may be facing
1. Getting pregnant on our own
2. Getting pregnant through the use of fertility medications
3. Getting pregnant through IUI or IVF
If these options fail or we reach a point where we have decided it’s enough, then we have to consider:
1. Going through genetic testing to determine if there is a genetic issue
2. Getting pregnant with the help of an egg donor (friend or unknown)
3. Surrogacy- private or through a friend
4. Adoption- private or through foster care
A Father’s Perspective
by Jason Kimble
A few weeks ago Heather asked me if I would be willing to write for the blog on Fridays and give a father’s perspective when it comes to baby loss. When I agreed to do it, I wasn’t really sure what I would write about. What could I write about? What perspective do I have to share that could be helpful?
The world views a father very differently when it comes to the loss of a child then they do a mother. The loss is much more intimate for a mother, as she has carried the baby. Even now, I find that most people when they see me often ask “How is your wife?” As men, we are expected to move on and that it will not have a long lasting effect on us.
Hidden Unforgiveness/Forgiving Others – Day 36 – Update #2
by Heather Kimble
I just wanted to take a moment and update all of you on my struggle to forgive. It’s not easy and I struggled. To be honest I still struggle, but I have come to the point of forgiving one of the people I was so deeply hurt by. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t disappointed. That doesn’t mean that what they did/didn’t do was right or kind. It simply means I forgive them for the pain they caused me. I release the anger I have been harboring inside towards this person. I obey God by forgiving. If God can forgive me and all of my sins who am I to never forgive someone that has hurt me? The road to forgiveness isn’t always easy. At some point the realization comes that it’s not about me and them. It’s about me and God. It’s about me releasing the anger for my own health, physically and emotionally.
God Carries Us Through – Day 34
by Heather Kimble
**The last few devotionals for Lent will be done with, God Will Carry You Through by Max Lucado.
“You will get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. God will use this mess for good. Don’t be foolish or naïve. But don’t despair either. With God’s help, you will get through this.”
– Max Lucado