Pregnancy Loss

10 Things I would like the Mother of a Stillborn or Miscarried Child to Know. 

 In 2002 our sixth child was born still.  I have collected some links and other resources that were helpful to me at that time. The story of our son Raphael is also linked below.

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15


Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know
that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.(2 Corinthians 1:3-7)


St. Bernard of Clairvaux in response to parents asking about the fate of their child:

“Your faith spoke for this child. Baptism for this child was only delayed by time. Your faith suffices. The waters of your womb — were they not the waters of life for this child? Look at your tears. Are they not like the waters of baptism? Do not fear this. God’s ability to love is greater than our fears. Surrender everything to God.”





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In memory of Raphael
Long beyond the empty cradle,Through the coming years, I will carry you all my life, And I will praise the One whose chosen me to carry you.

Such a short time, Such a long road, All this madness,
But I know that the silence has brought me to His voice








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