May // It Is Well

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll,
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul

It is May. For Marcelo and I, it is a month we will remember for the rest of our lives. May is the month that Baby E #1 would have been born in (he or she would have been 1 year old this month). While we are sad as we remember the sweet baby I carried for a short time, we rejoice knowing that Baby E #1 is in the arms of Jesus. We cannot wait to meet that precious baby one day. Now, most people know that I don’t really talk about our miscarriage. This is because it is such a personal thing for us. Marcelo and I talk about it with each other, but we don’t feel the need to talk about it all the time in casual conversations. And, I believe that that is okay. We have been given a peace about our miscarriage.

Romans 12:12 says, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” This rang true for us. We had to be confident in the fact that the Lord was going to get us through such a painful trial. We wondered why this would happen to us. We prayed for comfort and guidance. We prayed for strength. And of course, we prayed the Lord would bless us with another baby one day. We rejoiced and continue to rejoice in the blessing that is our sweet Penelope Rose. She is the best gift we could have ever received. The Lord is the giver of ALL GOOD THINGS!

Like I said earlier, we have been given a peace about Baby E #1. Very quickly after we miscarried, an old hymn became my life’s theme song. That song is “It Is Well With My Soul” written by Horatio Spafford and composed by Phillip Bliss. If you do not know the story behind this song you need to. Here is the video:

Horatio was faithful, even after such tragedies occurred in his life. This is how I choose to live. Faithful!

It is well with my soul,
Mama E

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