I haven’t forgotten about my Series on Stillbirth. Quite the contrary, I’ve been brainstorming and researching how to reach the right audience. And by right, I really probably mean wrong. The audience who has had the most painful experience of stillbirth or infant loss.
Another blogger that I’m getting to know, Sarah at Life and Grace, also believes God has given her a vision for reaching babyloss mamas with the purpose of grieving with hope. We both agreed that many babyloss sites or blogs have such a tone of despair to them. It’s the loss of their baby and all the nightmare that comes with it….and that’s it. No hope of redemption, restoration, reunion, no comfort that Christ alone gives. So while neither of us would have chosen our paths, it’s where God has set our feet, so we’re hoping and praying that God would redeem our stories and use them in every possible way. I know Satan was hoping this would destroy us but, by God’s grace, no can do.
In the meantime I’m also getting my photography off the ground again. I put it on the back burner all these months because I was simply not finding any joy in it anymore. I had lost my passion for it. But I’m finding that it’s returning (accompanied with some some hard work) and I’m ready to jump back in. I’ve added the link to my Facebook page to the right here =======>. Feel free to visit and “like” it and keep updated with sessions, happenings, info, etc.
So lots happening, in addition to normal life. Pre-school for Micah for the first time. Bible studies, family, friends, Matt’s graduate program. But all good stuff. Life-giving stuff.
So keep checking back. We’ll be getting these things off the ground. My next post should be the first installment in the Stillbirth Series. It’s been in my head for several weeks now. I just need the quiet and state of mind to sit down and write it. It’s not a topic that I can normally sit down and fly through. I’ve written, deleted, written again, deleted the entire thing. It’s hard to convey the depth of such a loss and its ability to usurp your normal state of being. But it’ll come and I’ll write.
Also, I’m not a fan of selfies but I haven’t posted any pictures recently and so I thought I’d post a picture of my recent haircut.
I was sick to death of my long hair and since my hair grows super fast I’m not super attached to it. So here it is. (I’ve actually even gone a little shorter than this but I feel like I’ve used up my Selfies Quota.) (And it’s currently slicked back and pulled into a morning bed-head bun.) (And I don’t have any makeup on.) (I’d prefer to spare you the Ruined Day.)
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