Something wonderful that came out of the heartbreak I endured this year was the creation of new friendships. The connections I have made with other women who have also lost a baby is utterly amazing. Their stories, words of wisdom, support, and encouragement helped me through my darkest of days. Their friendship is very special and will endure a lifetime.
One of these wonderful women gave me the most meaningful and special gift, and I wanted to share it with everyone. She lost her first son to a kidney problem and really understood everything I was going through. Her support and prayers have meant so much to me. Well, we got the chance to meet a few weeks ago. During our chat, she gave me a silver eternity ring with the following Bible verse engraved:
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11
I wear it every day and if I am feeling sad or defeated, I can simply look down and read the message. It is so comforting. The smallest things really can make the biggest difference.
I feel so incredibly lucky to have so many amazing friends and family supporting me. Thank you to each and every one of you!