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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Monday, January 26, 2009

The Disappointment of Miscarriage

Tuesday’s Thought

Last week a friend shared with me the sad news that her daughter-in-law had a second miscarriage. Her heart not only ached for her son and his wife, but also for the grandchild she had hoped to hold one day.

How do you pray for a couple who is intensely focused on having a baby, but continue to face disappointment?

That’s the very question that Karen Jordan asked herself after her son and his wife had five miscarriages in six years. Karen went to Scripture and camped out in Philippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” And Matthew 6:8, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

“I was surprised to learn of a sixth conception immediately after being prompted to pray,” she says. “And the next waiting period ensued. We tossed hope around our discussions as we tried to ignore our fear of another loss.”

Karen shares in her article Zechariah’s Promise about the answer to her prayers: the birth of a grandson, Zach. “His entry into our troubled world may have been overlooked by many,” she writes. “But those who attended this birth event and had watched God work for the previous nine months recognized God’s miraculous hand on his parents. Zach’s squinted eyes peeked to see a dozen people with smiles and tears who had fervently prayed for him over the past months and years. Then, he drifted off once again to his land of dreams.”

I never grow tired of hearing how God answers prayers … in His time and in His way—a way that is part of His sovereign purpose.

He is able,
Mary May Larmoyeux

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Karen Jordan said...

Thank you for sharing our story again, Mary. My heart goes out to your friend and her children.

I pray, "The "LORD bless (them) and keep (them); the LORD make his face shine upon (them) and be gracious to (them); the LORD turn his face toward (them) and give (them) peace" (Numbers 6:24-26).

Blessings, Karen

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful story. This family is blessed with little Zach. --Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Thanks, Karen, for your sweet prayer for my friend and her family. Rita, I sure agree that the story of Zach's birth is beautiful! It reminds me of the miracle of birth and the power of prayer. - Mary