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Loss of a baby

Time is not much of a healer when it comes to grief.

This article originally appeared in The Record, the monthly magazine of the Free Church of Scotland, in March 2021 Miscarriage, infant loss and infertility sadly will be issues that many of us have journeyed through, either personally or alongside loved ones. The statistics are high for miscarriage in early term, and repeat miscarriages are the […]

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Persistent Hope

I was finally going to do the thing that I knew God had called me into: full time Ministry of Word and Sacrament! I first felt called to ministry when my younger son was 18 months old and now he was 10. This had been a long time coming!  Before I started to train, I woke […]

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The body remembers

As late summer waves goodbye towards the middle of August with the odd leaf begging to change on the trees, I’m quickly reminded the end of the month is approaching and with it the anniversary of the loss of our first baby. I love the seasons here in Scotland.  There is nothing quite like the […]

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Fostering / Adoption Infertility Loss of a baby Uncategorized

When Mother’s Day is Hard

Several of my friends have recently suffered miscarriages. They endure the anguish of feeling their bodies begin to change to make room for a growing baby only to lose the child. I, too, have experienced it—four times. At first we thought perhaps I had a problem with fertility. It took us a year to get […]