1.09.2006

Sad Family News

I know that it has been a while since I have posted anything, but the last fews days have been very challenging. On Wednesday Amy noticed that she was spotting a bit, but this is often a common occurance during pregnancy. Yet, we wanted to make sure that everything was okay, so we went to a local hospital on Thursday. Unfortunately, the hospital's ultrasound technition had left before we could see her. So, after doing some blood work, we went home. Then, early on Friday morning (2:00 am) Amy woke up because she was cramping. When we went to the restroom, we found out that Amy was bleeding more heavily, so I drove her to the hospital. Sadly, we found out that Amy had had a miscarriage. After checking Amy out, we finally returned to her parents house at 9:30 am.

It is always difficult to cope with the loss of a child, but the loss has come at during a very difficult point in our lives (I am mainly referring to Alora's upcoming open heart surgery). During this time, Amy and I have continued to draw close to God, although we do not understand why has allowed these events to come into our lives. We know that God can see the big picture--the full scope of our lives and His purposes-- and He is in control; therefore, we will continue to cling to His love,mercy and wisdom.

Although we know that God always does what is right, just and best, this does not mean that we always like what He does. Yet, I believe we must respond as Job who blessed God, even in the face of great loss. We must shout forth that God is the giver and taker of life. In light of this truth, we cry out for God to sustain Alora's life throught the upcoming surgery. We pray that we will be able to see her grow, thrive, and live a long life--a life dedicated to Him.

Will you please joing me in prayer for our family? May God strengthen and enable you to serve Him with boldness daily!

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry guys! We'll defiantly be praying for you during this time of struggle. Tell AMy we love her and were thinking about her. If you guys need anything just call.

Rtynn said...

I don't have words. Please just know that I'm thinking about you and praying for you constantly. I love you all.

ERynn said...

Or, ERynn as you know her. I hate keyboards.

morgan said...

hEY GUYS I AM SO SORRY. I WILL MOST DEFINENTLY BE PRAYING FOR YOU GUYS(AND ALORA 2)

joanreconnu said...

Amy and Eric,
I am soooo sorry. You are in my heart and prayers during these days. I will be remembering you as you go to Chas. I know God has a wonderful plan for your sweet family, and He has you in His hand. Joan Reconnu

FarmboyWill said...

I will be praying yall!

Travis said...

Eric, I'm sorry to hear that man.

Arie Lee said...

hey i am so sorry!! i will be praying for yall!! if you need anything call me!! i love yall so much!!

garrett said...

i am sorry that your baby died