Many months of silence have passed, but I wanted to share this information for readers or anyone who may stumble across this seldom updated blog.
My husband and I have started a support group for couples who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant loss. A year or so ago, we began discussing starting and leading such a group. At the time we were living in a big city knowing we would be leaving at a determined time (thankfully!), so our plans were to prayerfully start the group in the town where my husband secured his employment.
Here we are in a wonderful place in Texas; my husband enjoying his work, I am thankful to stay home with our son (now potty trained--woohoo!) and daughter. We have a supportive church family who immediately offered their help when we shared at our small group our calling from God to begin a support group for couples who have lost babies.
Sunday was our first meeting. We meet the first Sunday of each month in the afternoon at the location where we have our church service. (anyone out in Tom Green County who is interested...let me know.)
When I reflect back on the past 3 and a half years, I can only point to God who has brought us to this place. Whatever the "reason" for Lydia's death, He has made it for His glory. From my first visit to a support group in Dallas until now, I didn't think I would be leading such a group. Attending, yes, but not initiating a new group. And to be doing a ministry alongside my husband is even more a blessing.