Sunday, August 28, 2011

Clarity


About 13 months ago I got a new tattoo when we were in San Francisco. Some people plant trees or other things to remember tragic events in life; I decided to go another route.  


Because 2 years ago today Mads and I were discussing possibilities for "if it's a girl" or "if it's a boy", and then 2 years ago tomorrow Mads and I were listening to the doctor tell us that my body was in the process of having a miscarriage.

I have often wondered WHY this happened to us. 
WHY we were not allowed to have that precious baby as a part of our lives.
But today I think I have a bit of clarity about WHY I experienced what I did.
Clarity does not mean I have any firm answers; I just have a clearer sense of what I am supposed to learn from my experience and my healing process....... and that learning has nothing to do with me, but rather someone else in my life.

Because you see, a very dear and precious friend has just gone through the very same thing this past week. And if this had happened to her 2 years ago, I might not have known how to help her other than to be sad with her. But today I am not a victim who is remembering the tragedy that happened two years ago; rather, I am survivor that has a message of healing to share with my precious friend. 

We all deal with grief in very different ways and on very different time tables.
But I do believe that one part of dealing with that grief is the SHARING of the HEALING. Many of my friends did that for me in 2009; now it is my turn.
Healing does not only come in time.
I believe that it comes as we give something of ourselves to help someone else heal.

5 comments:

Caution/Lisa said...

That is exactly what the sermon was about today at church! Giving heals. A powerful concept and a tough one to put into action. {{Hugs}}

dee_rogers said...

I love you so much and I am thankful for some clarity in your life. Thanks for giving of yourself to help your friend. No matter how old you get, you never stop growing. Love, mom

Annemette Kuhlmann said...

<3

ladyfi said...

This post moved me very much. Thank you.

TexaGermaNadian said...

You must be an amazing friend. What a touching post :)