How was the weekend?! Ours was preeeeetty great…. We went to Starkville and had a blast cheering the Diamond Dawgs to SEC victory! Our kids were incredible troopers (the game went a little late!) and it’s always fun to see your team do so well and get to be there in person to witness such a sweet victory!
But enough about that!
Today’s post is happy in a way, but sad in a way. I’ll just cut to the chase.
After months and months of prayer and wisdom seeking, the Lord has made it clear to me that the infertility/miscarriage/child loss support group Those Who Speak has sort of run its course.
This is very bittersweet for me! I’ve enjoyed heading it up and meeting so many wonderful women! It’s been a really cool ministry. Something that I definitely felt the Lord calling me to start a couple of years ago. But a few months back, I just started feeling my passion for the group itself dwindle. Nothing to do with the people or the cause, though! My Those Who Speak friends are still very important to me, and the cause is one that I will think about every single day for the rest of my life! I’ll still hurt alongside those who get bad news regarding their babies and do my best to encourage them and be there for them when the light at the end of the tunnel seems so far away.
But I just did not feel like leading this group was something that I should continue to do.
I prayed and prayed. And had friends pray. And after the last meeting, which was a week ago yesterday, I just got this feeling that only God could’ve given me that the group definitely needed to end. After I texted a couple of very faithful attendees/sweet friends who were at that last meeting telling them how I felt, their agreement with my feelings was so peacefully reassuring! I literally felt washed with peace. I really can’t explain it!
But since the close of the group is now official, I feel like the right decision was definitely made. I feel like a weight has been lifted (and honestly, I didn’t even realize that there was weight to be lifted!!) I think that’s a feeling that the Lord gives after seeking after Him and making a decision based on lots and lots of prayer.
I will miss the meetings and getting to share with both old friends and new friends. I loved sharing what I learned after our miscarriage. And I loved hearing other people share what they learned. I loved getting to encourage. And being encouraged. Those Who Speak was absolutely very special and very purposeful! And the group has expanded over into Alabama so that’s kinda awesome!
One thing I loved getting to know more about in my own infertility/miscarriage journey was the promises found in scripture. I wanted to officially close down this chapter of Those Who Speak with a few of my favorites 🙂
Thank you to everyone who helped make Those Who Speak special for the past two years. And if you find yourself in need of some support during infertility, miscarriage, or early child loss, please reach out to me. I can point you in the direction of other support groups and I’d be more than happy to pray for you!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking the time to read. It really means so much! I hope you have a great week!!