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I've never experienced a miscarriage myself but now I understand so much better how hard it is for the whole family. You've done a great job showing the physical and emotional pain. You've also managed to show healing all in 750 words. Wonderfully done and a very nice tribute to a little boy in Heaven and his family here on earth.
I was warned about the kleenex, and found it valid.
You've touched on a "first" that parents have to deal with everyday with such tenderness and care.
I felt everybit of the pain and healing. Thankyou.
Ohhhh, VERY good writing, a "grabber" you took us there with them both. Beautiful writing and my heart sends yours a big hug!
11/05/08 sad. There's nothing emptier than a mother's arms, when she has lost her child.
The last paragraph is a bit anti-climatic, but I love the use of the word "Ebenezer"....beautiful story!
A beautiful, sad story and a tribute to a happy baby in heaven.
I connected through your blog, Mari, to the precious lady that this story is based on. Her loving testimony and strong faith was so touching to me. What a happy Christmas they will all have some day, but in the meantime, she has found the strength and hope that only God can bring. This is a loving and tender tribute.
I have an aunt who's been married for more than twenty years. She's suffered more than a dozen miscarriages and has spent so much on IVF to no avail, so I know what this story means.
I know of the emptiness and pain and I can only ask God to comfort, to bless, to uphold this family as we head towards Christmas.
Beautiful, broke my heart and left it hopeful at the same time. Very well-written. We must not forget those who have experienced losses and who grieve during the holidays.