Someone on my favorite message board shared this story. It really has a comforting message.
To look at miscarriage through the eyes of a child:
"because here’s the really cool part. It goes back into the circle, but it becomes a Spirit Baby, and all the other babies give it cuts. Each month, it’s always first in line. Isn’t that great?"
Yes, that really is great.
My husband's cousin once shared a story about a couple then had three miscarriages before they were able to have a baby. This was way before we had lost our own or I probably would have said more in reply. The cousin said that he would have stopped before getting to that point of three losses. I could understand his point of view, that 4 pregnancies were a lot of pain to go through in order to have a child. But it's not so "easy" for the couple trying to have a baby.
Many doctors do any testing prior to three pregnancy losses. And most insurances will not cover this testing prior to three. So couples are really not given an opportunity for diagnoisis and treatment prior to three. This is very sad and disheartening but the testing can be extremely expensive.
So one can't give up! We must go on and try to get that baby in our arms. I'm very thankful that we were given the chance to have the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss panel done after only two miscarriages.
And then the reason we go on is the last line in the above story. "Just for the joy of it."
That's why we go on with this testing and trying to concieve our baby. It's not an easy road. Sometimes it's down right painful and messy.
Just for the joy of it!
Thanks for the inspiring story, val. You're awesome. I continue to pray for you and your little one. Grow, baby, grow.