Saturday, October 24, 2009

Eden is Here (has been for a while)

It's been an amazing and emotional week for me. We traveled to the Pacific Northwest where I saw some of the most beautiful sights this country has to offer. I drank in the rain and all the green (plus some bonus fall colors) and really contemplated my life. I stayed off the computer, took lots of photos and whole heartedly embraced my husband and daughter for which I am so grateful. Then at the end of the week I miscarried at the "cusp of 7 weeks" pregnant. I had gone against what I thought was better judgment and told people about the pregnancy really early. A trip to the ER later, I was told that I had a 50% chance of keeping the baby. By morning I knew I was in the other side of that 50%. Strangely, I am so at peace with it all and when I came home I just wanted to go and hold my newborn niece. Miscarrying is a stark reminder of how intensely fragile life is and how incredible it is when a human makes it from a little seed to an actual living breathing human being. I know one day I'll hold another of my own if it's God's will but my second attemp at bringing life into the world was probably graciously ended because of a chromosomal error. God is so good. He is so so good. And so have my friends and family been good. I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. I know people go through a lot more than this (it was after all really early) and they don't have to be sympathetic like they have been. ANYWAY... I digress. Here are my photos of Eden. It was therapy editing and posting these. :)


  1. Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you and I pray God continues to hug you with His peace! I miscarried two of my own babies so I know how you feel. Thank you for posting these new pictures of Eden...she is beautiful as is Nessa's entire family!!!

  2. I'm so sorry Sarah. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Sarah, thank you for sharing and i am so sorry about what happened. these images are simply beautiful and so very precious. you made my heart melt this morning. - Lydia


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