Yesterday, I read a post from Courageous Priest. He spoke about a beautiful blessing that a priest can give to a mother and father who have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth. I did not know this existed!
Most women of childbearing age have experienced miscarriage. Some, sadly, have experienced several. I remember mine vividly. It happened in November of 1995. I still have a rose that my husband brought me that I placed in a little glass heart shaped box (when it dried out) to commemorate that child. It was tough. I remember the incredible sadness I felt that no one could soothe. Even though my baby was peanut sized, he/she was already a part of our family.
I think it is because we are all more than just a body – we are body/soul composites. My baby was more than a tiny body that failed to thrive, but he/she was a BIG soul who now resides in heaven. I can’t wait for us to meet one day!
Anyway, if you know of anyone who has recently suffered a miscarriage or stillborn child, you may want to share this beautiful prayer service and blessing.