Drew, Charis, and I went to a visitation two weeks ago. While there, Charis was telling me that people die because of sin and that God punished Jesus because of sin. I'm thinking, "She's been listening to what I say!!!" So often, it seems that it goes over her head or she's more interested in something else. It's a joy to see the simple, small blessings of a child who seems to understand. We still pray for her soul and Justin's soul daily.
Listening to my husband talk about politics in the Ukraine. This should not come as a surprise to me, since he's getting his PhD in political science, but it still surprises me at time.
Reading Why miscarriage matters if you're pro life.
The blogger compares and contrasts things that are said about aborted babies to babies who have miscarried. My favorite quote in Rachel's post is:
What if you were consistent? What if all your actions when dealing with loss of any kind, affirmed that fact that all life -- ALL LIFE -- is good, worthy of recognition and worthy of grief.As one who has not lost any baby/babies, I have often said or thought clueless things when it comes to friends who've had miscarriages. I have definitely been at fault for saying, "At least she was only X amount of weeks along," as if that could make the grief easier. It has been at least 4+ years since uttering those words, but when I think back on the times I have said them, I regret doing so. They cheapen the baby's life and the mama's grief. What is often needed is to weep with those who weep and to pray for the family.
Thankful for the fact that I was FINALLY able to pull out my sewing machine. On Saturday, I made two bandanna bibs-one for Lil' J and the other for a friend's baby.
Linking up at A Mama Collective.