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03/05/15
My heart broke reading your story, but was immediately in awe of your faith and how it helped you through the worst day and "time" of your life. I've been told there is no explanation for the loss of a chil, so sorry.

However, faith and the belief that you'll see him again makes for a glorious goal.

Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart with us.

God bless~
03/05/15
My heart broke reading your story, but was immediately in awe of your faith and how it helped you through the worst day and "time" of your life. I've been told there is no explanation to describe the feeling for the loss of a child, I'm so sorry.

However, faith and the belief that you'll see him again makes for a glorious goal.

Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart with us.

God bless~
03/09/15
I'm literally weeping...My experience has been much the same when our daughter lost her baby... She had a normal 9months and had went to the hospital to deliver, calling me just before she left. My husband had been in intensive care and hanging on to life for three days and I had gone home to get a couple hours rest. I got back to the hospital, singing Michael Smiths " God Can Move the Mountains", thinking my husband was going to instantly be healed and be down with us all to welcome the baby... When I got there I was met by a nurse telling me the baby had no heart beat. I said,"Bigger mountain, Bigger miracle! " That miracle never came, but God held each of us just as you said... through it all. So much is hard to understand, but God's love has made it easier not to even ask. My husband did spend another 24 days in the hospital, but amazing things happened that the doctors couldn't explain and we thanked God for that. I'm so sorry for your great loss, but thankful for the faith that you are experiencing in God. May He continue to give you His peace and joy... until you meet with your son again. Love, Your sister in Christ, Penny
I can't even imagine losing a child. I commend you for sharing such a difficult part of your life so that others might see how God does carry us through the hard times.

Instead of using passive sentences, you may want to consider using active ones. For example:
My world changed forever on a gorgeous September day. As the sun danced across the yard, a gentle breeze swished the leaves in the trees.

I know this couldn't have been easy to write, but I have no doubt God will use your experience to touch others in ways you might never expect. You definitely nailed the topic and delivered a great message.

Check out Jan's Writing Basics on the message boards. She has wonderful tips for all levels and all kinds of writers.
03/12/15
Verna,

Your words remain as does your experience in my heart. A warm note of "congrats" for your story being recognized.

God bless you~