Thursday, January 6, 2011

Miscarriage Survey...

I lost a baby in between Megan and Tristan & it was amazing how my loss caused so many women to open up to me and share their own stories of loss. Each story was unique, but they all shared the same theme--love for an unborn child, the heartbreaking loss, and then hope, the joy that comes in the morning. (That was my song--I'm trading my sorrows...laying them down for the joy of the Lord.) Those stories are what gave me hope and comfort during that tough time and really made me feel that I wasn't all alone.

So, I thought it would be neat to create a book with a compilation of stories of women who have been through miscarriage--Miscarriage: Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope. The purpose would be to let women know they are not alone and to point out God's hand in every circumstance.  (bringing the Hope!)  I'm thinking that all the proceeds from the book could go to benefit orphans/adoption/Christian pregnancy care centers.

I would love to hear your response to my idea.  I've created a survey HERE to begin this journey.  If you have experienced a miscarriage, I would very much appreciate your input.  Also, please feel free to pass along the survey link to others who might want to participate.  Survey responses are confidential and anonymous, unless you choose to include your e-mail address/contact info. 

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Karen-I hope you get many responses to the survey. I looked at it, though my story is a tad different. I've tried IVF, and while conception occured, the embryos never implanted. I know those were tiny lives, but I never really saw it as a miscarriage. Maybe because I wasn't a believer yet? I think your book would be a wonderful resource for women who have gone thru miscarriage. Would you like me to post a link to your blog in the forums I'm in at CafeMom?

worryfreemom said...

I would love that, Kelly! Thank you!

Karen

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