Last night I read about my dear friend Augusta's miscarriage. As sadness filled my heart I have thought what can I do? What can I say? How can I convey my love and concern for her, her husband, and her friend who donated a precious egg who are all mourning this loss?
I suppose I will simply write that my heart goes out to her and to all who had such hope and joy in the arrival of their child. As I mourned this loss I returned to the age old question of: Why? To which I say, I don't know. I only hope there will be people close to Augusta and her husband who can be sensitive and kind to them during this painful time in their life.
I did read a few articles from my church's website this morning about miscarriage, that helped me learn more about the pain it brings. I also read an article about one woman's story of what she learned while bedridden during a pregnancy that ultimately resulted in a miscarriage. I will add those links should anyone like to read them.
Easing the pain of miscarriage: How can you help when a loved one is suffering?
The unconfined heart: sometimes our struggles increase our ability to care
Augusta has such a big heart and has been a dear friend to me on my blog. In fact, while she is mourning her loss, she still visited my blog to comment on a recent post about my little boy. She is strong, compassionate, and kind. I hope you will visit her blog and let her know you care about her.