As a mother who has suffered from pregnancy loss, I have had to learn to navigate different levels of grief. July 12th marked two years since the exact day. And there were/are many things that trigger a new wave of grief. There’s no right or wrong answer for how long, how often, or how extreme the process.
I want to help whomever I can. Whether you’re the person experiencing loss or you know someone who is, I have some resources to help you.
My own personal story is listed under “Our Loss”. I wrote and posted my account just two very raw days after it transpired. I fought to be so vulnerable (in my flesh), but knew there was a grandeur purpose and I was strengthened in my spirit, by the Spirit.
However, my (our) story didn’t end there. In God’s perfect timing and according to His great plans, He gifted us again. Yes, God is the source of my hope and He provided our family with “New Life”. Please, friends, I encourage you to read and share as you feel lead.
I also feel so passionate to connect you with my favorite products that will surely guide you, or someone you know, through your healing process. These are so personal to me. I have shared the background of each meaning below.
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|The Garden, CD
By Kari Jobe / Sparrow
|In the Garden Coloring Book
By Kari Jobe / Inprov Media
|Loved Baby: Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss
By Sarah Philpott / Broadstreet Publishing Group
|Willow Tree ® Angel of Healing
By Susan Lordi / Demdaco
Kari Jobe’s The Garden CD is what God used to provide hope during what otherwise seemed like helplessness. It is what inspired my heart to trust that there was a greater purpose beyond what my mind could fathom in the midst of pain. The Coloring Book is yet another tool to be used to help those going through the grieving process find a therapeutic way to healing.
I just recently came across the devotional titled Loved Baby: Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss. Although I had not found this book during the initial loss, it has helped me now two years since. This resource has so many relatable feelings and emotions poured out into words by Sarah Philpott. This has genuinely and tremendously helped me as I began to navigate new waves of emotions while reliving some of those more painful memories.
The Willow Tree Angel of Healing is such a precious gift I received from a dear friend following our initial loss. It was all I could do to bring myself to talk to anyone. I became reclusive and cried in my bed for days, if not weeks. But this gift showed up in my mailbox with a special note- and it gave me hope. Not only because there was a friend who showed me she cared, but reminding me that healing could be possible even after such tragedy.
The experience of grief from loss is a journey that I personally believe will not end on this side of heaven. It is my conviction to help whomever I can by offering the same resources that have proved beneficial for my healing. Attaching these links does provide a means for me to earn a small commission from your sales. I will understand if you would opt out for that reason. Just know, sweet friends, I offer my friendship foremost.
“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”- Galatians 6:2 (NLT)