Christmas Blessings

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and encouragement during these past few days. I did miscarry the baby and our angel is back in the arms of Jesus. I had written this post and planned to publish it with an entirely different mood, but God's thoughts are better than mine and has better plans. At the doctor's office, my doctor said something that is kinda hit me a little, but it's true. She goes, "Once you start talking about miscarriages, you find out that more people have had them then you know. No one talks about them, because it sucks." And it does, but I know I have a great web of friends and family around me, just waiting if we need anything. Thank you, all, again. {love}

On December 5th, I wrote:
our Christmas blessing
I'm writing this at the beginning of December, but I'm not actually going to post it until after January. Why? Because I don't want to spoil it, and because announcing one's pregnancy via blog to family is probably not going to get on their good side.
Yup, Brendon is going to be a big brother by the middle of August. I'm picking out "the shirt" for him to wear around Mark's parents, and I think I'll buy a present for my parents to open while we video chat with them.
I just hope it all works out and turns out cool rather than dorky.


  1. Krystina - my heart cries for you and Mark. I can't imagine how hard this must be for both of you. But I do want you to know that I love you both so much, and if I could take the hurting myself I would so you didn't have to feel it.

    Your post did remind me of the song by Fanny Crosby though.....

    Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on His gentle breast,
    There by His love o’ershaded, sweetly my soul shall rest.
    Hark! ’tis the voice of angels, borne in a song to me.
    Over the fields of glory, over the jasper sea.


    Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on His gentle breast
    There by His love o’ershaded, sweetly my soul shall rest.

    Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe from corroding care,
    Safe from the world’s temptations, sin cannot harm me there.
    Free from the blight of sorrow, free from my doubts and fears;
    Only a few more trials, only a few more tears!


    Jesus, my heart’s dear Refuge, Jesus has died for me;
    Firm on the Rock of Ages, ever my trust shall be.
    Here let me wait with patience, wait till the night is over;
    Wait till I see the morning break on the golden shore.



  2. Just delt with the 1 year date of my second miscarriage. The sadeness is always followed by joy though. Im expecting my third child any day now. So excited that God has blessed you with another baby also. Will be praying for a healthy pregnancy!
    God Bless

  3. thanks, vivian, but I'm not pregnant again. I guess it reads kind of misunderstandingly, but that pregnancy test was from this one. so exciting to hear that your baby is coming soon!