Our Sorrow

Mixed in with our week of joy and celebration (the birth of our Savior and the birth of our oldest child Kate-4) we have experienced great sorrow. We've suffered the miscarriage of our 4th child.

We recently found out that we were expecting and were filled with such joy. We had begun discussing baby names and room arrangements to make way for our new child. We already loved our new child. I went to the doctor twice this week, once on Kate's Birthday and once on Christmas Eve and that's when it was confirmed that we had miscarried.

I'm just so sad. I wanted my baby....I wanted to hold my baby.

The Lord has been ever so gracious to me. Rick was home all week which has been a tremendous blessing. We've had dear friends watch the children so Rick and I could be alone for a little while. We've had family and friends bring meals. All of these acts of love have shown God's care and comfort. I know God's word is true as I feel His comfort and peace. And I know that while I am weak, He is strong.


  1. I'm so sorry Peggy! I know how you feel. My prayers are with you and your family!

  2. Peggy, I am so sad to hear this. Tricia and I suffered this sorrow several times, and will pray for you and Rick in the certain knowledge of the Lord's comfort.

    -- Jay

  3. Oh Peggy, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you.

  4. Peggy and Rick,

    Please know we are grieved to hear about this turn of events. We suffered this same sorrow once, and hope you can give yourselves time to heal. May God give you peace and healing of this hurt.

    Stan and Valerie Graham

  5. Guys I am very sorry to hear this, we are definitely praying.

    -matt ford

    Habakkuk 3:17-19

    Though the fig tree should not blossom nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; He makes my feet like the deers, He makes me tread on high places.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, Peggy. I am glad we serve a God of comfort and peace. I will pray for y'all!

  7. I love you so much and have been praying for you and Rick

  8. Peggy and family- I am soo sorry to hear of this news. I am praying for you to be comforted by the almighty comforter. PLease Please call me if I can do anything. I'll check in with you soon. I love your family- Melanie

  9. Rick and Peggy,
    just last week I was awakened by a woman's voice on the radio telling about the late term inutero death of her son and her mourning that persists even after later birthing a healthy son and daughter.She is so burdened that she has written a book to describe her experience.
    That confirmed to me that a woman's perspective regarding her children is handed down from the Almighty. A very strong bond. A diminutive likeness of His love for His children.
    May He (continue) to bless and keep you , His children.

    bob parker