My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 7: At Last

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 7: At Last Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127:3-5, ESV)  Five weeks before my…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 6: The Waiting Game

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 6: The Waiting Game Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! (Psalm 27:14, ESV) Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. (Isaiah 30:18, ESV) O LORD, be gracious…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 5: Renewed Hope

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 5: Renewed Hope Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. (Psalm 42:11, ESV) Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10, ESV) Within six weeks, I became annoying—I know that now. I was desperate…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 4: A Time to Heal

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 4: A Time to Heal The weeks that followed the loss of our first baby were difficult ones. My body, believing I had given birth following the D & C, prepared for a baby that wasn’t there. One day, I was sitting up in the morning and felt pain and heaviness in my chest. I couldn’t quite describe it, but eventually discovered my body was…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 3: The Dream Shattered

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 3: The Dream Shattered My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26, ESV) He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:4, ESV) It was a cold…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 2: Happy News

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 2: Happy News Fast forward a little over a decade, and God blessed me with the love of my life. We married while he was finishing up university; I had graduated and began working. Life fell into a new rhythm of learning the role of a wife. I loved domesticity and thrived in setting up house and cooking meals. I had other areas of struggle,…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 1: The Dream

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 1: The Dream It started way back in some of my earliest recollections—the desire to have my own children someday. I distinctly remember shoving baby dolls inside my shirt while pretending to be an expectant mom. I also remember the numerous times my siblings and I would play “church,” and my sister and I spent the majority of our pretend services tending to our baby…

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