Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sad News....

We are so sad to say that we had a miscarriage over the weekend. Even at just 7 weeks pregnant, it's amazing how much you love your tiny baby already, and are devastated to learn of anything wrong. It has been a very emotional time of loss coming at the same weekend of the anniversary of Joel's brother Zach's death. We know that God's timing is perfect, but it's sure hard to understand sometimes! Losing our baby has sure made me realize what a miracle Camden is. His precious smile definitely brought tears as we came home from the doctor with bad news yesterday. He is such a source of joy for us and I am SOOO blessed and thankful to be his mommy. Thank you Lord, for the miracle of life you've already blessed us with.

Yesterday also marked 13 years of "togetherness" for Joel and me. How crazy is that??!?!?! I can't believe that 1/2 of my life I've spent loving the same boy. Joel, you have exceeded every expectation I had of a husband. You have been an incredible Christian leader of our home and continue to challenge me to trust in God's direction for our lives. We've shared our happiest days and saddest days and I can't imagine walking through life with anyone else. I can't wait to see what the next 13 years holds!

We will continue to hold tight to the truth that God has a plan for our family, and trust that He will work things out for the good, even if it means hurting a little right now. Thanks so much for the prayers and kind words we've already received from lots of you! We have the BEST family and friends. I am confident that life will return to normal very soon and we'll have more pictures to post of our busy little guy!

10 comments:

Justin and Kate said...

Again we are so sorry and you all are in our thoughts and prayers we love you guys!!!

Ryan, Katie and Cooper Pettit said...

Joel and Hilary-
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that God will bless you guys infinitely for your devotion to HIM and Ryan and I will keep you both in our thoughts and prayers.
Ryan and Katie

april said...

I truely believe you will blessed with a house full of little smiles like Cam's one day. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys!!!

adam and elizabeth said...
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adam and elizabeth said...

p.s. congrats on being together for 13 years... adam and i hit 10 years this fall! craziness!!!

adam and elizabeth said...

adam and i are sooo sorry to hear about your loss... not many people know this, but i had a miscarriage last fall when i was about 7 weeks along.... so we know exactly how you are feeling, and if there is anything we can do, let us know.... you are SOOO right, it is amazing how much love you already felt for that little baby growing inside you... i know adam and i cried for days, but now we are blessed with a healthy pregnancy... hang in there, God always has a plan

the hodges clan said...

hi you guys. I just left you a message, Hillary and hopefully we can talk soon, but i just wanted to tell you how much i love you three and am thinking of you all during this emotional time. My heart is breaking with you and I'm so sorry. I'm anxious for a phone date, too hillary. i love you! jess

rene said...

hey HIll, just wanted to let you know you all are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you guys sooo much and are here if you need ANYTHING!!! love you!

Jeanne said...

Hey guys-- just wanted to say you're in my prayers...we're really sad to hear about this tough experience you're going through..,however even from your blog I can tell that you've been blessed with that peace that seriously surpasses our understanding! Blessings & Love, Jeanne and Joel
pS-- what's your address again? I have a picture for you:)

Jan said...

I hadn't checked your blog in a while and today I saw the sad news of your loss. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, too. We are so aware of the anniversary loss of Zach, as well. Hang in there!

Love seeing Cam's growth and development. He is such a blessing.
Jan and Royce

The Novaks...

Camden loves to smile, laugh, and be a busy boy. Kendall has her daddy right where she wants him!!