Thursday, February 12, 2009

Joy Turns to Sorrow

We have sad news. Kristiina and Nic learned recently (2/3) that they lost the baby.

Without elaborating on the details, a sonogram revealed that the baby stopped developing at about 9 weeks. Kristiina said the doctor was very comforting, and told her there's nothing she could have done differently; that the 9-week mark is a very crucial time for the baby's developing organs and, on the pregnancy calendar, it's not an uncommon time for miscarriages to occur.

It's hard to describe how Kristiina and Nic are feeling. To say they are sad and disappointed seems like such an understatement. But, they are also remaining strong and courageous. Though tearful, Kristiina told me "Everything happens for a reason. We'll try again." I'm proud of her optimism, even at such a sorrowful time. There have been some agonizing moments in the last 10 days, or so, but each day that passes seems to be a little better than the one before.

A doctor's appointment this week revealed that she is perfectly healthy and able to try again when they feel ready. We're so thankful for that.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ Phil. 4:6 & 7

1 comment:

Dot O said...

Holding you all close in my prayers. I'm so sorry.

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