Sunday, December 7, 2008

I watched a sappy Hallmark movie tonight

I can get away with watching sappy movies when John isn't home!

So there I was...watching this movie about a boy that grew up with Tourette's Syndrome (which was very good and made me cry!)...and then came the commercials.

I don't know about you, but half the fun of watching Hallmark movies is watching the sentimental commercials that they have throughout the movie!

I've seen this commercial before, but thought it was worth sharing.

You see, over the past several years, I've had three miscarriages. They were incredibly hard to get through, and it's only by God's incredible grace that we have come through those periods of suffering even stronger than we were before.

Hallmark has this one commercial, where the writer's of the cards talk about some of the things they have written.

One of those writers spoke that there never seemed to be the right card to give to someone who lost a baby.

She began saying that when a friend of hers had a miscarriage, people just didn't know what to say to her and they wondered why after a week or two, why she wasn't over it yet.

Her response was...Because I already fell in love.

When someone you know suffers a miscarriage, don't pretend that baby never existed. Don't expect them to just get over it. Don't tell them they can just have another child to replace the one they lost.

It doesn't work that way.

For those few short days, there was life....and then there wasn't.

Because the moment a woman realizes she is pregnant...she is instantly in love...


Mrs. MK said...

That is certainly my experience!

Mrs Manz said...

Hi! I randomly found your blog - not exactly sure how now - but I sure enjoy your posts - I think we come at a lot of things from similar perspectives. :) Anyway, I saw this movie the other day too... my little girl wouldn't sleep - so I nursed her and watched it while my hubby slept blissfully in the other room. :) That commercial also touched me - I lost a baby girl in a full-term stillbirth in October of last year... and it brought tears to my eyes to see how people acknowledge loss. One of the best cards I got through that experience was a congratulations on our beautiful baby girl. Strange, huh? Anyway, this feels somewhat random - but nice to "meet" you. :)