And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
4 Years After // Finding Purpose after Child Loss
In our 4th year, we made a big road trip to see other parts of Australia. We also started our writing project about rebuilding life after child loss. She Builds Her House and Me and My House combined together is a complete project to support other grieving parents rebuild their own lives after child loss, with God's help, wisdom, and strength. We are not the prime example for a biblical marriage and parenting. We are learning alongside all other married couples and parents. Yet, we have gained some life experiences that help us to see the challenges and problems we face in a different perspective. Persevering our suffering opened the doors for our family ministries. Jenny also launched the website She Builds Her Family as an inspirational and encouraging resource for all other women. It's all about true Christian faith, homeschool family life, marriage, parenting and uplifting friendships. Building strong Christ centered families in a self centered world.
FINDING PURPOSE AFTER CHILD LOSS
April 16, 2016: Our son Jesse was standing behind my husband's truck while he backed out of the driveway. Jesse instantly died. It was a tragic accident. Our lives will never be the same. We will never be the same.
The 1st year was an emotional roller coaster ride. We were driven by a deep longing for security and stability in life. My husband was an emotional wreck. 6 months after Jesse died our 4th baby was born. I was also homeschooling our oldest child and our toddler. Looking back, I know that God kept me going, for the sake of my marriage and our other children. Read my blog posts to find out how we got through the first year.
In our 2nd year, we had more trials and losses. Health problems, job loss, a big financial loss and a miscarriage. God let us go through fiery trials and a test of our faith so that we would grow stronger in love and faith. Before Jesse's 2nd death anniversary, April 16th, God once again turned our whole life upside down, by sending us literally Down Under. He closed the doors for us in Canada and opened new doors in Australia.
In our 3rd year, we moved to Australia and had our rainbow baby. Our fifth child. Rebuilding a life is exhausting. But we are glad we got a second chance.