Miscarriage to Miracle

Every Christmas, I must remember Angel Rose…and smile.

In 2005, I was pregnant with a remarkable little girl at Christmastime.  We found out at Thanksgiving that she had defects that would cause her heart to stop beating in a matter of days or weeks.  But it was Christmas and she was still fighting.  Her little heart stopped beating after Christmas. 

What a strange New Years that was; delivering a baby at 26 weeks that had passed away.  Our hearts will filled with sadness but also with hope that in the New Year, God would do a miracle of healing and restoration in our lives. 

And He did!  On April 7, the day that would have been Angel’s birthday, we found out we were pregnant with a little girl.  Noelle Joy was born the very next Christmas. 

Christmas 2005, we were carrying a child that would die.  Christmas 2006, we were carrying a healthy child in our arms. 

So every Christmas, I remember that God is always with us – both when times are terribly tough and when times are great.  Here’s a video about my miscarriage that was produced by Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah

And here’s a picture of my miracle, Noelle Joy age 2, who’s showing me what she wants for Christmas!



5 Responses

  1. very touching, thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for your comment – Arlene.

  3. I have been through this and think of my daughter Amelia this time of year as well. She would be almost 9 now. Also – I love your blog!!!

  4. Thank you for commenting about Amelia. I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog and merry Christmas.

  5. Arlene,
    It’s been a while we haven’t seen her. She is a cutie!!
    Please say hi to James and your mom and dad.


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