Monday, August 17, 2009


Maybe you know this, maybe you don't, maybe you don't want to, but there is a LOT of blood involved in a miscarriage. The doctor told me I lost LITERS of blood at the hospital. LITERS. I wasn't prepared for that.

Unfortunately the bleeding doesn't stop right away either. It takes 1-2 weeks to stop - dwindling a little every day until it's done. Because of this, the hospital sent me home with some HUGE pads to absorb this mess. You would not believe the size of these things. If you ever have a major head wound, you want these babies. They make those heavy flow, overnight pads look like teeny panty liners! Seriously - they're huge.

I know it's gross for me to be talking about bleeding and pads and stuff, but I do have a point here. The name of this particular brand of PROMISE.

That's right folks: PROMISE.

Hmmm...seems like even in the midst of a horrible miscarriage, God has found a way to remind me EVERY DAY that He is still with me and will fulfill his promises. As the last remnants of the life we lost leave my body, God is already encouraging us that there will be life in the future. A promise kept.

Below is some of the passage that was read at our wedding. Seems to be speaking to me today...

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it."
- Isaiah 55: 10-11


  1. Not if, but when....I haven't forgotten for a minute the fact that it was GOD's voice that spoke it to me about you...this may not have been the "when", but don't think for a second there won't be one. There is no victory over Christ, and like you said, expect a promise kept. We continue to pray each day for you both, and are so looking forward to seeing you in a month!

  2. Matt & Katie,

    Humans can never repair what was taken, but God never leaves us with empty promises. Rainbows are still seen, the Israelites made it to the Promised Land, Jesus was born, he died, arose and will one day return. I carry the promise that, one day, our first child, whom we also lost to miscarriage, will be seen with my own eyes. There is Power is His blood, Victory in His name, Healing through His touch. The next few months will be tough and an emotional roller coaster, especially for you Katie, but you can find peace in knowing God and your friends will always be here to love and support you.

    I Love You Both and pray that God will comfort you. Julie McBee

  3. Katie,

    It's been a few weeks since I last checked your blog and I just got online to read how things were going and was shocked to read your posts. I'm so sorry. I don't even know what to say.

    I pray that God is present with you and Matt in tangible ways during this most difficult time.