Friday, March 26, 2010


Even in the midst of our most recent drama, there are still so many blessings that the Lord has graced us with.  Here are just a few that are specific to this miscarriage/loss.

1.  Even though Barry was out of town last Friday when we found out our unhappy news my brother was in town on spring break.  It was SO nice to have someone there that could give me hugs and comfort me.

2.  I never took a home pregnancy test.  I was very very tempted but for “some reason” I held off.  Because of this I never got falsely excited.  My nurse said it may or many not have shown up on a HPT, but in case it would have…

3.  If this pregnancy was not the Lord’s will to come to full term, I am so glad I miscarried when I did and the pregnancy had not gone any further, getting attached and making the loss even more difficult.

4.  I have been so busy with work…boo.  However I have had so much on my mind that I have not had the chance for my thoughts to dwell and linger on this experience after the initial grieving/processing.

5.  I can’t express how much the outpouring of support from friends and family has meant to us.  Every day I thank the Lord for placing each and every one of you in my life.  It is amazing how He uses all of you to encourage and strengthen me when I need it the most.

6.  I have a PEACE about it ALL.  A friend told me yesterday that when she saw me earlier this week (before she had caught up on my blog) she thought I looked so happy.  Then she caught up on the blog and realized it wasn’t happiness that she saw in me, it was peace.  Peace that the Lord is in control and we are called to have joy in Him despite our circumstances.  I really really have that and that is such an awesome feeling.

7.  I was invited to a friend’s baby shower last Saturday (the one whose pregnancy caused the beginning of this blog) and THANKFULLY I had had the insight to RSVP “no” that we would not be coming.  Didn’t have a good reason at the time but for “whatever reason” told them we would not be able to make it.  Could you imagine going to a baby shower the day after getting this news?

OK, I really could go on and on.  It is amazing being able to see the Lord’s hands even in something like this.  Praise God He is who He says He is!!!  Thinking of my blessings in this trial makes me think of the old hymn…

Count Your Blessings

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
*Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
[*And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.]

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings—wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.


  1. I agree with your friend- I feel peace coming through your words, and I'm so thankful that God has blessed you with the grace to see beyond your circumstances to what He has done (and will do!) for you! Praying for you!

  2. I love how your friend put that and what a great picture of the difference between happiness and peace. It is amazing to me to see the differnce Christ makes when going through heart wrenching trials, like IF. It's still so very hard but that peace makes all the difference in the world. I'm praying for you.

  3. I'm so glad that you have so many blessings! I love old hymns and reading through that one was so good! A lot of times I hear the hymns I grew up on and I'll sing them, but I don't thing about the words. Thanks for posting it. I just love your positive outlook on things. Only God can do that! He can do more than what we can imagine!!

  4. I'm glad that you can still see the blessings in a hard time like this and that you have peace. I found that I've been the same since I have a personal relationship with God. I'm really sorry you had to go through such a difficult time though. I'm thinking of you in my prayers!

  5. Peace and Grace are perfect words to describe you and your outlook on the situation right now Lisa. Your continued strength inspires me daily and continued prayers are said for you and for Barry daily as you work through the challenge God has chosen for you. Your faith has been made stronger through all of this and God's will/desires for you will be accomplished. You truely have experienced many blessings and will continue to experience them. Thank you for your wisdom, courage and love for the Lord!

  6. Love your list! It's good to see the good that God does bring in these hard times. That is one of my favorite hymns, I used to play it on the piano, over and over and sing at the top of my lungs!! Just did it outloud here as a matter of fact, thanks for the reminder!

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about all the difficulty you've been through, but I thank God for the peace and blessing you are experiencing. I said a prayer for you. :)