Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sweet Baby Duncan

Yesterday I asked you all to pray for a dear friend of mine.

I can't thank you enough for heeding the call.

And now that I have permission to give more detail, I will. Some of you may have already met her, but for those of you who haven't, I would like to introduce you to my friend Monica.

Monica and I met through blogging forever ago, and we instantly just...clicked. You know what I mean? We just really "got" each other. We have exchanged emails and cards, and I am very grateful for her friendship.

Sunday afternoon I got an email from her asking if I wouldn't mind giving her a call. We played a bit of phone tag, and finally connected on Monday night. When we first said hello, I took note of how her voice sounded familiar to me...which I found strange considering we had never actually spoken before. I smiled to myself as we exchanged pleasantries thinking about how the Lord had just linked our hearts together so much that of course her voice would sound familiar...we knew each other.

After a bit of chit chat I said "so what's up?"

And then, just barely above a whisper, she said "We lost the baby."

Monica was six months along with her second son. And over the weekend she learned that the child inside of her was no longer alive. She was induced on Tuesday morning, and delivered Duncan Thomas Gregory later that night.

Thank you for praying her through yesterday. As I said, God knew the details.

I had been praying all day myself. And in the birth of Duncan Thomas I witnessed one of the most miraculous exhibits of the Holy Spirit I have ever experienced.

I may not know why He allowed this to happen, but I have no doubt He is very real and He cares an immeasurable amount.

I will write more about that later, but tonight I don't want to make any of this to be about me.

Tonight I ask you to please go visit Monica, read her precious words about her son, and please continue to lift her and her family up in prayer.

In Him,


Heather said...

Oh, how heartbreaking. I cannot even imagine...

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

The role God allowed you to play in the homegoing of Duncan is one of the only bright spots He has given me on what has been such a dark road thus far.

I'm blessed He let I Will Rise happen, and I'm so thankful He let it happen to you.

Thankful as always you are holding my hand from afar.

Becca said...

How absolutely heartbreaking, Kendra. I will definitely be praying for Monica and her family as they grieve.

Lacy said...

How terribly heartbreaking. I will continue to pray for Monica and her family.

Vanessa's Dad said...

You are a blessing to so many folks. Thanks for sharing, and allowing us to pray.

God does not promise smooth sailing all the time, but He does promise to be with us always. We are Jesus hands and feet and heart on earth. Thanks for helping us all reach out and lift up Monica and her family so that they know they are not alone.


Andrea said...

I ache for her and her family. For you too as it is never easy to watch a friend hurt. I do rejoice in the fact that through this both of you have given God the glory. What a testimony. I will be lifting all up in prayer.

Lianna Knight said...

My hearty is aching for Monica....aching and celebrating...her baby has left her, but has found his home with our Lord. What a gift!!!

Kristen said...

Oh may God bless her family. I cannot imagine the pain of knowing the child you were delivering was never going to fulfill the plans you had laid out for them. How comforting to know though that it is the Lord's plans that matter the most.

MiMi said...

Oh, Kendra, I cannot even imagine what this precious family must be experiencing. I will definitely remember them in prayer.