|Enjoying lunch with some of our family at one of the CWC Fundraisers|
Last week we were at a restaurant for one of the fundraisers and God was already at work. We had a sweet, young waitress helping us with our orders. A little while into the meal, one of my friends told me the waitress was in the back, sobbing. She had shared with my friend that she had lost a baby to miscarriage about a month or so earlier and had just learned of our story. When she came back to the front, she still had tears in her eyes and I just walked up to her and gave her a hug. She began sobbing again and said, "I don't understand how you do it." I told her God was the source of our strength and while we do have days that are more difficult, we continue to lean on Him. I got her name and we connected online later where I sent her my blog. She responded with encouraging words and I felt the Lord had used the situation to help reach this young lady.
This week, an article was published in our local newspaper and as a result I was given a phone number to call of another woman here in Wilson. She went through the same thing that I did with Conner and when I say the same, I mean our timelines are almost identical. Her original due date was within days of mine, she had PPROM the same time and her baby boy was born only a few days before Conner. She thought she was the only one who had been through something like this until she saw the article and spoke to me. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to speak with her and hope to meet her in person very soon. At the same time, it also made me wonder if PPROM affects more pregnancies than we originally thought.
|The artwork on a very sweet card we received|
We received more BIG news just today. As of this morning, there was a proclamation signed declaring June 1st & 2nd as PPROM Awareness Days in Honor of CWC (Conner Wayne Combs). Yes, President Obama signed the documents this morning! I can only thank God for using the CWC Committee to help us branch our story out there even farther. It's a very surreal piece of information to receive on the phone over lunch on an otherwise "normal" day. The news is so fresh that I honestly do not know what comes next other than continuing to share God's story of Conner with all of you.
We are called to be humbled just as we are called to share the love of God. Many of the blessings we are now receiving could not have come without the loss of our precious son, so it continues to prove that God's higher plan for us is good. The thing about this journey is I feel all we have done is tell our story and trust God, and He has made it more of an adventure than we ever imagined. At the time I began this blog I didn't realize I was being faithful to God's much bigger plan for Conner. I have just tried to be as transparent as I can be while sharing our message of hope. Let's continue the journey together!
To God Be the Glory,