"...suffering is one of the universal conditions of being alive. We all suffer. We have become terribly vulnerable, not because we suffer, but because we have separated ourselves from each other." -- Rachel Naoimi Remen

Monday, July 22, 2013


This is just a beginning resource.  Please leave a comment on the blog with other suggestions and I'll add them after vetting.  All recommendations are apprecaited! 

National Miscarraige Day - October 15th http://www.october15th.com/
This is a nice website with a number of links and resources.  It is also nice to know that there is a national day of remembrance for those lost.  A friend clipped an article from the paper and sent it to me after my first miscarriage and it really meant a lot to me. 

Here's a website.  The blogroll of faces of other families who've suffered similarly, is nice.

Saint Gianna, for all Moms,  http://saintgianna.org/main.htm

Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death, a Christian Nonprofit, http://www.mend.org/support/

A very nice gift, one of my best friends sent me after my second miscarriage, I've been wearing it for almost a year now and love it.  Lots of people ask about it and it opens the door, in a loving way, for a conversation on my terms.  It's a great gift for anyone struggling with this. 
And refers to the poem,

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
‘You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?’
The Lord replied,
‘The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.’
-Mary Stevenson

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