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« on: April 18, 2013, 12:38:31 PM »

For the past 15 weeks my wife and I have been quietly celebrating the upcoming birth of our fourth child. But Monday during a routine doctor’s checkup, we discovered that the baby had no heartbeat and had not grown for some time.

Prior to that, all signs had been for a normal, healthy pregnancy. It was quite unexpected.

Now, we are awaiting the miscarriage. It’s the worst kind of waiting.

My wife’s Christian name is Photina; mine is Moses.

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 12:41:24 PM »


Awwwww...so, sorry to hear this.

May the good Lord grant healing to Moses, Photina and all the family as they suffer this devastating loss.  Grant physical and spiritual healing to all involved.

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 12:45:56 PM »

Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 01:04:48 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 01:07:54 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

I know all to well the pain you are going through Cry
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 01:11:57 PM »

I am very very sorry for your loss!

Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 01:53:46 PM »

Lord have mercy!  My wife is pregnant now and my sister-in-law recently lost her baby, so I am very sensitive to your loss. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 01:56:30 PM »

Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 02:04:25 PM »

Lord have mercy.

I went through two very early miscarriages.

Make sure you give your little one a name.

I named my little angels: Xenia Maria and Lynn.

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 08:04:16 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2013, 08:07:50 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 08:09:19 PM »

Lord have mercy.  Cry
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2013, 08:14:01 PM »

May the child's memory be eternal.
Lord, have mercy on Your servants, Photina, Moses and their 3 other children.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2013, 10:03:38 PM »

Lord have mercy on Moses, Photina and their family.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2013, 10:49:07 PM »

Lord have mercy on Moses's family!
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2013, 11:49:13 PM »

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I'm so sorry for your loss Cry
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2013, 02:10:51 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2013, 02:19:46 AM »

Lord, have mercy! I hope your family can experience some peace in this time of sadness.

This is a lovely website run by a lovely orthodox group regarding miscarriage:
http://lostinnocentsorthodox.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2013, 03:05:37 PM »

Lord, have mercy! I hope your family can experience some peace in this time of sadness.

This is a lovely website run by a lovely orthodox group regarding miscarriage:
http://lostinnocentsorthodox.blogspot.com/
The Matushka who runs that blog is our priest's wife.

It is a good repository of knowledge for those going through this situation.
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013, 10:18:00 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2013, 08:19:20 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 11:06:09 AM »

May the child's memory be eternal.
Lord, have mercy on your servants, Moses, Photina and their three children.
I can't imagine the sadness your family must be experiencing for the loss.
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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2013, 11:07:07 AM »

The baby was delivered at what would have been 16 weeks gestation, on the feast of the greatmartyr St. George.

We buried him that Friday, the day before Lazarus Saturday, and though he could not be baptized we named him Gabriel.

We missed most of the Holy Week services and for much of that time I found myself unable to pray, but we were able to spend Holy Friday, Saturday and Pascha with our godfamilies and loved ones and were able to sing the paschal troparion with them.

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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2013, 11:14:55 AM »


I'm so sorry.  I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through.

May the Lord strengthen you and your wife, and grant you both physical and spiritual healing.
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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2013, 11:56:04 AM »

So sorry.  May the Lord have mercy on you and  your family.
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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2013, 08:50:04 PM »

May Gabriel's memory be eternal. May the Lord have mercy on you, Photina, and all your family.
Holy Great-Martyr George, pray for us!
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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2013, 10:52:40 PM »

I'm so sorry to hear this. Cry

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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2013, 10:57:08 PM »


I'm so sorry.  I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through.

May the Lord strengthen you and your wife, and grant you both physical and spiritual healing.

This. Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2013, 10:57:53 PM »

The baby was delivered at what would have been 16 weeks gestation, on the feast of the greatmartyr St. George.

We buried him that Friday, the day before Lazarus Saturday, and though he could not be baptized we named him Gabriel.

We missed most of the Holy Week services and for much of that time I found myself unable to pray, but we were able to spend Holy Friday, Saturday and Pascha with our godfamilies and loved ones and were able to sing the paschal troparion with them.



Lord have mercy on Gabriel.
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2013, 03:28:32 PM »

Lord have mercy on you and you family!
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