Tuesday, April 8, 2008

One of those "Why" Times


I don't know about you, but I can get caught up in reading blogs and lose total track of time. I've also been blessed to be a part of several on-line forums where I have met fabulous people who have become wonderful, real-life friends. I love being connected to others and I love to keep up with what is going on in their lives.


However, there are times that the rain seems to pour down and you realize that so many people are hurting and suffering. During the past week, through webgroups I've known of 3 little kiddos, ages 2, 2 and newborn, who have all passed away. My heart just aches for their families. I know the pain of grief; but honestly, cannot imagine it being my child.


Some moms on one forum admitted that it is so hard to "give your child over to the Lord". I completely agree. I think as a parent you do everything to protect and guard them. The last thing that we want to do is think of them being taken away. Yet they are not ours. They are gifts, blessings from the Lord and they belong to Him.


I'm praying that God will continue to mold my heart into one that has truely surrendered everything, including Yan. I'm also praying for all these families mourning the loss of their little ones. Jenn

2 comments:

GWEN OATSVALL said...

jenn, i have chill bumps reading this ... it is so hard to be a parent because it is at the center of your heart and it is who you are ... God is definitely a better care giver than I but it is hard to see your child suffer in anyway and lose a child is something i really can't fathom ...

thanks for stopping by my blog ... i have meet the most encouraging people in blog land ... they have lifted me up, cared for me during some tough times and loved me well ...i will have to play catch up on your blog ...your daughter is beautiful ... i understand the attachment issues ... it is so hard to give up all your personal space and free time, but the healing of God's child does change your life ... our family has pitched in and done so well at loving sweet maggie ... talk to ya soon ... we have a play date this Friday for adoptive families if you are interested ... just email me s.oatsvall@comcast.net

Melissa Irwin, Broker, Mommy, Wife & Friend said...

Hi Jenn. I'm glad you found me too. I don't have your email. Mine is melissa@melissairwin.com hope to hear from you soon.