Our first child was lost to miscarriage. He was too young to know his gender but my husband felt confident that he was a boy and so he was named Peter Mark. His due date was January 15, 2008 and in honor of his loss I take a moment on the fifteenth of each month to remember him, thank God for his life, and to pray for all the other parents who grieve their children.
At my personal blog, A Knotted Life, I usually collect prayer intentions related to infertility and the loss of a child. I then carry those intentions with me throughout the month and offer them up as a way to mother my first child. If you or someone you know has a prayer intention related to infertility, adoption, miscarriage, or the loss of a child I would be honored to remember it in my prayers. You can go to my “For Pete’s Sake” post and leave a comment there or you can leave one here if you wish. Comments can be anonymous and you can share as little or as much information as you’d like.
It is an honor to pray for you, for Pete’s sake. Thank you for the privilege!
Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”