Men & Miscarriage

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“I didn’t watch you go through it. I also went through it”

Daniel and I don’t talk about the miscarriages often, but last week we did and I learned something. From now on I will refer to them as our miscarriages instead of just mine.

I’ve encouraged people to think of men during miscarriage for a few years now. It’s a topic close to my heart, but I didn’t realize that verbally I was still referring to our experiences as mine until I talked with Daniel last week.

I interviewed him to better understand how he felt and learn what helped him after our first miscarriage. I wanted to know what he would say to fathers who are dealing with miscarriage and to friends and loved ones who want to help.

After the miscarriage what did people say or do that was helpful to you?

-When it happened you…

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Christmas Past. Christmas Present.

Christmas Past: South Asia. Nearby mountains. Cold. At our community's Christmas gathering, our Fijian friend wrapped chicken in banana leaves, then roasted it in the ground while his wife made fresh bread and prepared for the guests. Around a huge bonfire in their yard, we all ate and sang the evening away while our children …

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When My Friend Said Shut Up

“Shut up! God loves all those people!” My friend was normally quiet, but when she spoke on this day I appreciated it. Her words revealed many things going on in her heart. She said this to a well intentioned, but overzealous person who had come to visit. This person was talking about their work to …

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Love Doesn’t Mean Being Exactly the Same

It’s okay to be different than your spouse. It’s actually good.   Cookie cutter individuals and marriages do not showcase our Creator’s love for humanity as much as variety. Yet in the daily grind of life, it can be hard to tolerate, let alone celebrate each other’s differences. But when we allow ourselves and others the …

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Not Alone <3

If you'd like to read some of my stories about Motherhood, Miscarriage, & Changing Expectations, look at my book on Amazon (available in Print or Kindle)~ (Print) https://www.amazon.com/Flying-Labor-Motherhoo…/…/ref=sr_1_1… (Kindle) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076GGB3Z7/ref=sr_1_2… My short book is set in the beautiful countries and cultures of the Himalayas ❤ It is full of funny stories, with some sad moments …

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Front Yard Conversations. Part 2.

"Just as our love for God begins with listening to God’s Word, the beginning of love for others is learning to listen to them.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer    “If I had an hour to share the gospel with someone I would spend 55 minutes listening.” - Francis Schaeffer   I really want to have some …

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Apples in my P.O. Box

I’ve been sick for a few days, but will share a new post soon.
Here is a post from over one year ago. It’s the start of my story with Daniel. There are 3 or 4 more posts in the Marriage category that come after it to finish the story. Thanks for reading! 🙂 Feel Free to Share ❤

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Lots of giggling.

That’s what I heard walking into the post office. Working there during my university years was a good job, but it wasn’t exciting enough for uncontrolled giggling so I wondered what on earth was going on.

My coworkers were staring. I closed the door behind me. More giggling. Apparently no one planned to let me in on the joke so I decided to get on with my pre-work routine. Drop my bag on the counter and look inside my own box before delivering campus mail to everyone else’s.

I liked checking my box from inside the post office walls. Everyone else had to open locks from the outside. I got to see what they were going to get just before it happened.

This was fun to watch. Sometimes it was a note saying they’d received a care package. I delivered love notes, surprise candy, and favorite magazines…

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