Michelle Duggar on the loss of her baby

I’m not sure if this will be encouraging to any of you, but I decided to share it just in case. She talks about how she handled grief when she lost her 20th child, among other things related to that. I know sometimes it can be a blessing to hear someone in a similar situation discuss it. Let me know your thoughts!

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Psalm 116 – The psalm you will sing, if you don’t already

I’m sharing this because I think it goes well with yesterday’s post. I also recommend Psalm 106, which I mentioned yesterday. 

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Psalm 116 (ESV)

1 I love the Lord, because he has heard

my voice and my pleas for mercy.

2 Because he inclined his ear to me,

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Remember all the way the Lord brought you

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

-Philippians 4:8

It might sound kind cheesy, but one way I try to practice this verse is by imagining, every so often, what it will be like when this has all passed. One of my favorite ways to do this is to imagine how it will really feel to have a positive pregnancy test, and how we will react, and how it will really feel to be pregnant, and how it will be to really have a one-year-old and looking back on this time as something in the past. At first I didn’t like doing this, I guess because I was afraid of getting my hopes up and being let down, but now that I actually do it (and not like, every moment, mind you) I feel it leads to more feelings of healthy hope and optimism. Also, if any of you doesn’t do this because you’re afraid of “jinxing it,” you need to drop that lie right now, my friend. It’s just not truth, so quit it!

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