5 Things God Is Teaching Us through Miscarriage

Abbey Wedgeworth | August 30, 2017

A few weeks after our son’s first birthday, we learned we were pregnant. This news came as a complete surprise. Initially, we were overwhelmed, but who were we to question God’s plan for our family? We trusted he would provide us with what we needed.

A little over a month later, we rejoiced to hear the tiny hoofbeat sound of our 7-week-old fetus’s beating heart. We were thrilled to be expecting our second child. We let our family and close friends in on the good news. We cried with our friends struggling with infertility as they rejoiced with us. I told our son he was going to be a big brother and we planned our pregnancy announcement photo. 

I walked into our next appointment with no anxiety; I’d been terribly sick and was completely confident we were having a healthy pregnancy. After a lot of searching and silence, the doctor informed me the baby no longer had a heartbeat. I was utterly shocked. They waited for my husband to arrive to tell us our options. I listened as well as I could, considered them, and then said I didn’t want to do any of them. I wanted to carry this baby to term and for my children to be…

To read the rest of this article, visit https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/5-things-god-is-teaching-us-through-miscarriage.