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In Memory of ...

On June 20th, we joined a long list of couples who have suffered a miscarriage. You'll have to bear with me as I find it a little odd to write about this . Most people don't write about their miscarriage for all the world to read, but then again most people don't live 8,000 miles away from their friends & family. However, we know many of you have been praying for us and are anxious to hear how we're doing.

It's been a long time since we've done a blog update and that's mostly because we've been occupied. I know that's a weird way to describe it, so let me explain. We've been in the city for about a month and while our daily lives have progressed in pretty much normal fashion (no more or less busy than normal), our minds have been terribly busy with the unusual task of working through emotions that don't behave as they "should" (otherwise known as grieving.) Unfortunately, all this emotional & mental labor left little room for blogging.

And now that we're feeling ready to write blogs and move on, it seems wrong to just pick up where we left off with out acknowledging the loss of our unborn child and the process that brought us to this point. There are so many lessons and experiences from the past month that we'd love to share (and maybe later on we will, as we're leaving our Baby Notes Blog
active), but we really just want to share with you a spirit of rejoicing. As an Akha woman in our village recently reminded us, our little Bean is in God's country; he skipped the struggles of this world and all he knows of life is the glory of heaven.

(Note: To read a more detailed story of what has happened in the past month, you can download our most recent newsletter.)

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