Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sad News

Hey friends. Hope you are all well and have had a happy Easter. It's been a pretty rough few days for us, actually. We were about 11 weeks pregnant, and very excited about the new little life in our family, but then last week we found out that we'd had a miscarriage. E was not very well, and after a long, unpleasant day in hospital on Thursday, she has been recovering over the past few days, and we've just been spending time together as a family trying to come to terms with things, and trying to say goodbye. We know God is good, and that His plans and timing are always for our best.

I probably won't post much for a little bit, I just need to uncomplicate the week a bit while I try and find my feet and get on with things. I hopefully won't be away long.

22 comments:

Deb L said...

So sorry to hear that, Ben.

Jessica said...

Oh no. I'm very sad for you.

Karen said...

Oh, Ben, that's very sad news. I'm really sorry.
We had a missed miscarriage (one when we only found out at a routine scan at 10 weeks that the baby hadn't developed) many years ago, before we had our other kids.

It was a tough few months. I still get sad remembering that time, even now.

Hope you can take some time to get through it and to say goodbye. Praying for you and your family.

Gary Ware said...

For everything there is a season...
Take your time.

Sarah said...

Oh, man. Sad news, Ben. I'm sorry to hear it.

onlinesoph said...

So sorry to hear that, Ben. Sad news indeed.

Drew said...

Oh Ben - heartbroken for you and E. We had two miscarriages last year and they were such a hard and painful time for Drew and I. Will be praying for you for comfort as you grieve.

Ell xo

Georgina said...

Such a very sad thing. And such a lonely grief. Makes me long for the day when there will be no more crying or tears

Julie said...

Sorry to hear this news. Take all the time you need. Hope you and E can be a comfort to each other, as well as drawing comfort from our God.

Laetitia :-) said...

:-(

Belle said...

Oh Ben, I'm so sad for you guys. I'm so, so sorry. Sending lots of love and prayers your way. :(

Di said...

So, so sorry, Ben. You and E must be heartbroken. Thank you for sharing your sadness with us. Take all the time you need.

Ruth said...

Sad sad news. So sorry. Keeping you and E and your girls in my prayers.

sophg said...

So sad. Sorry Ben, that is really tough :( praying x

sophg said...

So sad. Sorry Ben, that is really tough :( praying x

Dawn Merz said...

Grieving with you and for you, B and E!! Thanks for sharing so that we can pray for you. We lost a baby at 11 weeks at Christmas and we had a stocking hanging for our little July baby and we will hang that stocking every year as we have a family member waiting for us in heaven now. So much love to you all.

Ali said...

Ben, I didn't comment when I first read this as I thought I'd come back to it. Now days have passed, but, very sorry to hear it. Thoughts and prayers for you, and thanks for letting us know this.

simone r said...

Thinking of you all.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Thanks everyone so much for all your kind words, and for your prayers. We were really touched by all these comments. Thanks heaps.

And to Ell and Dawn, I'm so, so sorry to hear about your own losses, and will pray for you guys.

Alistair Bain said...

Thanks for posting this man.

Praying.

dvm said...

Hi Ben,
I am so far behind in my google reader that I only just saw this post. I was very saddened to hear that news, and think you have shown a certain courage posting it on your blog. Thank you for that. I will pray for you and the leadership of your family in this tough time.
Andrew

Ben McLaughlin said...

Thanks a lot, really appreciate it.