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Rough Monday
« on: June 02, 2008, 07:25:49 PM »
Please pray for Mr. Y and I (and Caitlin).  We found out today I'm going to miscarry our second child.  We have been preparing ourselves for this for a couple of weeks but no amount of preparation can brace you for such a thing.  Thank you all for your prayers and concern.
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 07:30:31 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear that!   :(  You will be in my prayers.  Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 07:33:54 PM »
Giver of Life, have mercy on your Servants.
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 07:34:31 PM »
That's such difficult news! I'm so sorry! May the Lord have mercy on you all at this time... Hugs!
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 07:34:56 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 07:36:08 PM »
Lord Have Mercy!
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 07:36:49 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 07:38:43 PM »
Lord have mercy! We have been thru this many times.

O Sovereign Master, Lord our God, Who was born of the all-pure Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, and as an infant was laid in a manger: do You Yourself, according to Your great mercy, have regard for this Your servant EofK who is miscarrying that which was conceived in her. Heal her suffering, granting to her, O Loving Lord, health and strength of body and soul. Guard her with a shining Angel from every assault of sickness and weakness and all inward torment. You who accept the innocence of infancy in Your Kingdom, comfort the mind of Your servant and bring her peace. Amen.
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 07:55:16 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear this. Lord have mercy on you all and give you strength to bear this.
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 07:56:16 PM »
Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy!
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2008, 08:08:58 PM »
And the poem I always share with the Daddies;

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The Daddy

It must be very difficult
To be a man in grief,
Since "men don't cry"
and "men are strong,"
No tears can bring relief.

It must be very difficult
To stand up to the test,
And field calls and visitors
So she can get some rest.

They always ask if she's alright
And what she's going through,
But seldom take his hand and ask,
"My friend, but how are you?"

He hears her crying in the night
And thinks his heart will break,
He dries her tears and comforts her
But "stays strong" for her sake.

It must be very difficult
To start each day anew,
And try to be so brave-
He lost his baby too......

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I will be praying for the entire family.

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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2008, 08:18:45 PM »
Prayers for you and family...
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2008, 08:54:01 PM »
Thank you, all.  Your prayers are much appreciated.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2008, 09:20:29 PM »
Lord, have mercy.  I'm very sorry to read this and offer my sympathy. 
We lost one at an early stage, but the sorrow is still there. 

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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2008, 09:40:21 PM »
It was very early on in the pregnancy, but that doesn't make it much easier. Thank you all for your prayers.
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2008, 10:30:35 PM »
It was very early on in the pregnancy, but that doesn't make it much easier. Thank you all for your prayers.

No, it's not much easier.  :(  And there are wonderings like "Were you a boy or a girl?"  It's been over 13 years and there's still a pang.
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2008, 11:27:32 PM »
No, it's not much easier.  :(  And there are wonderings like "Were you a boy or a girl?"  It's been over 13 years and there's still a pang.

I am one in the set of a twins (Fraternal) and it turns out that we were triplets and my brother or sister miscarried my mother and father are still pained over it but through the grace of God these wounds can heal. It was also one of the first IVF operations in Australia so they were expecting complications. My prayers to Mr and Mrs. Y
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2008, 11:47:44 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2008, 01:04:54 AM »
Prayers for EofK and Mr.Y and Caitlin!!  May Holy Spirit provide you comfort in your time of sorrow.

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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2008, 03:38:46 AM »
Prayers and may the Lord comfort your family.

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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2008, 07:54:49 AM »
Lord, have mercy! Mrs. and Mr. Y., you are in my unworthy prayers.
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2008, 09:30:58 AM »
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Re: Rough Monday
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2008, 10:03:30 AM »
Prayers to Lord...
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2008, 01:59:20 PM »
LORD have mercy.
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2008, 10:53:51 PM »
So sorry to hear about this, friends... May God grant comfort to both of you.

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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2008, 11:00:00 PM »
ytterbiumanalyst and EofK, my condolences regarding your loss.  May the Lord have mercy on you and Caitlin and comfort you in this time of grief.
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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2008, 11:53:35 PM »
Life is difficult. Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Rough Monday
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2008, 12:39:15 AM »
Lord have mercy