Tuesday, January 30

Please pray ...

These last few months have been filled with tremendous joy ... and quite a lot of pain. It's only through God's grace that we are able to get through this beautiful and painful journey of life, and we are experiencing that full well right now.

We have prayed for and sought to have another child for quite some time now, and due to medical reasons had to go through a little more than with Hayden. About 5 weeks ago we found out that our second baby was on the way. As of Friday, we were just under 2 months into the pregnancy. On Saturday, I began to feel cramps and other symptoms characteristic of a miscarriage. Yesterday, the thought of a miscarriage became a reality. I know miscarriage is a part of life...I know God is completely in control and His sovereignty is far superior than I can imagine. We know our little baby is in a better place and will have a life more perfect than we could ever dream of with his/her Heavenly Father ... and we will meet our little one someday.

We ask for your prayers as we grieve this event. We have never felt such extreme emotions; from the thrill of a new life and planning and discussing and dreaming of this little person every moment of the day ... and then it's just gone. It will take time and God's grace to help us heal. I'm sure many of you who read this have probably experienced the same thing, and I do know we will look back at this and value how God was moving in this situation, and what an incredible ministry opportunity we are so privileged to share.

God Bless You,


Kim and Joel said...

SO sorry to hear of your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. We are so sorry.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your little boy. We have a little girl in heaven - the same age as your son. I know the only thing that brought me comfort was knowing that the very first thing she saw was the face of Jesus. I pray you can rest in His arms just as your little boy is tonight.
"Yet to hold, always to love."

the lambs said...

Thanks for sharing so we can lift you up in prayer! Watermark wrote a song after they miscarried called "Glory Baby". I just heard it last week for the first time. I love the words. "I can't imagine heaven's lullabies and what they must sound like. But I will rest in knowing, heaven is your home...and it's all you'll ever know" Isn't that awesome? We will be praying for you all.

Holly said...

Katy and Dave, I'm so sorry. I'll pray the arms of God to hold you tight as you grieve. Know you are loved and held up in prayer!

Adam, Mimi, Rylee Jean and Rusty said...

Try and remember that God loves your little one more than you do. That seems completly impossible. My mind can't fathom it. I have to daily remind myself that these babies aren't mine--they're simply on loan from God. I am sorry you are hurting. We will lift your family up in prayer tonight.

Josh said...

Hey guys, Don't know Katy at all but know that David and Josh were friends in college. Just wanted you to know that we will be praying for you during this time of loss and have JUST gone through the same thing right before Christmas. As someone shared with me, the pain is real - let it hurt. We will be stronger through the growing!
Jess Crisp
p.s. - Watermarks song, "Glory baby" is awesome!!!! Josh and I found MUCH comfort in the words after our loss.

Brandon & Jennifer said...

Dave & Kate,

Thanks for sharing. Know that you were prayed for tonight and all that you are going through.


Brandon & Jennifer

Hummel Family said...

Praying for you right now and will continue to do so! This is not a fun experience to have to go through and it can be hard to understand why things like this have to happen.

I think of our dear Breckin every day...and like you, remind myself that He's in a much better place.

May God wrap His big loving arms around you!!!

Shina said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Your amazing faith will carry you and David through this sombering time. Your family will be remembered in our prayers.
Always, Shina