I know this is a heart-rending subject, and this will be my last post about it for a while. But so many of you shared wonderful responses to this post (I urge you to go back and read the comments, if you haven't already), prompting me to do some of my own research as well. I'd like to put it all in one place here, and if you can think of any additional resources, please add them to the comments.
- Here are the lyrics for a beautiful song I'd never heard before--I urge you to download "Glory Baby" by Watermark.
- Another lovely song is "Visitor From Heaven" by Twila Paris--you can find the lyrics here.
- Artistic Memories by Alice produces several beautiful remembrances for parents who have lost a child. While you're there, browse around at all her stuff--quite moving!
- I found this book after our miscarriage. It's a tear-jerker, but it's so comforting too.
- Here's a journal to help in the grieving process so unique to a mother who has miscarried.
- There are several on-line support groups, such as PAM, Silent Grief, and one hosted by i-Village.
- Here is some beautiful jewelry to be a tangible reminder of such an intangible loss. Also, you can find some more here.
Bascially, you confirmed in your comments what I already felt--it is so important, when ministering to a friend who has miscarried, to do whatever you can to help validate her loss. As Mopsy said,
We received flowers and plants, cards and even had dinner brought to us for a few nights. These gestures helped our healing process and somehow validated that what we were going through was more than a bad medical day---it was the death of a dream, deep and real sorrow.
One last thought....
Word art is courtesy of Butternug Squash Designs. Hope you all have a happy weekend!