During the past week, my wife and I have lost a part of our family. My wife should’ve been starting the second trimester of this pregnancy, instead we are faced with the loss of a child. A child we will never hold or hear from. A child who will never cry and wake us up at night. Instead, at times, the crying keeps us up at night.
We have some incredible friends and family that have supported us through this trying time. Even though we have been somewhat in waiting, for the past three plus weeks after our initial ultrasound, I think the thought of miscarriage remained kind of surreal until it actually happened last monday evening. I’ve struggled to put thoughts together and have the necessary words to comfort my wife. We have consistently turned to scripture for comfort and God has given us incredible hope and peace.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 – “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voices of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
We have great hope in God, because He is just. We know that life began at conception and the soul of our little baby lives on, and we look forward to meeting him/her in the air with the Lord.