3/23/2007

grieving a miscarriage




I've got a new piece up on Boundless about grieving a miscarriage. To read it, go to www.boundless.org.

7 comments:

Dove Knits said...

It's a beautiful article.

Jessica Brin said...

My cousin just lost two baby girls in the sixth month. This article captures something that many people have lost, the art of mourning with those who mourn.
Thank you.

Jenny said...

Dear Tanya and Jessica,

Thanks for your kind words about the article. And Jessica, I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. I have a good friend in France who just lost twins at about the same age. It breaks my heart!

Jenny

Molly Sabourin said...

That was beautiful Jen! You captured so well the "Bright Sadness" of death in the context of Christ resurrected.

Bebemiqui said...

Just looking for some opinions:
My husband in his pre-Christian life had a girlfriend who aborted their baby, even though he was fully prepared to raise the child. The pain of event has seemed to fade with the birth of our 2 kids and I think he's more aware of the preciousness of fatherhood because of his loss.
Here's the question: In light of your article, should we tell our kids the story of their previous sibling? If so, how should that be presented? I'm very curious to hear from people, especially if they've had similar situations.

Jenny said...

Greetings!

In response to your question--it is my feeling that things like past girl friends and past abortions are pretty complicated for a child to process--just too much beyond the scope of their world.

This is something worth sharing, but I would save it until your child is an adult or at least a mature teenager.

Hope this helps and thanks for your question!

Jenny

Jenny said...

Greetings!

In response to your question--it is my feeling that things like past girl friends and past abortions are pretty complicated for a child to process--just too much beyond the scope of their world.

This is something worth sharing, but I would save it until your child is an adult or at least a mature teenager.

Hope this helps and thanks for your question!

Jenny