.400 – major leagues, baby!

Not really major league status so much, but those are the stats – two babies for five pregnancies. I knew a few days ago that it wasn’t okay, but confirmed everything yesterday and have had two fantastic days with PLENTY of evidence. Tomorrow is the D&C – though I don’t think there’s anything left to take care of. Such is life, right? Really though, as mentioned previously, the timing for this pregnancy was not great. We would have loved to have a third child and would have of course made everything work, but God works it all out for good… even though the immediate consequences suck.

The third miscarriage is easier than the first two. Having two lovable children here to cuddle helps. And – our five year anniversary will be much more fun now. I realize this is kind of a sick way to think, but I have to look at the positive side of things. Three miscarriages is a lot to carry, and fortunately the burden of the first two was washed away a long time ago (thank God). Finding out we were pregnant came with a lot of complicated emotions, and finding out we’re not anymore is also loaded with complicated emotions. But for some reason, I am coping a lot better this time around.

It still sucks.

Published by Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells is the author of The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Gospels to Help Kids and Parents Love God and Love Others (2022), American Honey: A Field Guide to Resisting Temptation (2021), Between the Heron and the Moss (2020), The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture (2018), Pruning Burning Bushes (2012), and a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award through Finishing Line Press (2009). Sarah's work has been honored with four Pushcart Prize nominations, and her essays have appeared in the notable essays list in the Best American Essays 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Sarah is the recipient of a 2018 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She resides in Ashland, Ohio with her husband and three children.

One thought on “.400 – major leagues, baby!

  1. I’m praying for ya girl. I’m so sorry to hear about what happened! It’s just so tough to go through!Anyway, I’ve been wanting to tell you that the pictures you recently posted of Lydia Rose and Elvis are gorgeous! You’re children are amazingly beautiful and looking at their pictures never ceases to awe me. Wow… you must be so proud. I hope one day that I can be so fortunate.Much love,Julie


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