Sunday, January 28, 2007

Hannah's Hope

I have recently decided to start a small/support group for those women dealing with infertility and miscarriages. I wasn't sure if I was suppose to. I have prayed about it for a very long time. The thought and desire never left. I asked others what they thought and they all felt like it would be perfect. The need is great in our church.

I went to leadership training.

I came up with a name. It isn't the first group by this name but it felt right. Hannah's Hope. Hannah prayed to God for a child for many years. She told God that when He gave her a child she would give her child back to Him. God granted her desire and in turn she gave her son, Samuel, to Eli to serve God. Therefore we are all like Hannah, hoping for our miracle.

Information was placed on the church website.

Today it was featured on the front of the church bulletin.

Now I wait. I wait for women to contact me. I plan to also advertise at a few places including my doctor's office.

I am in a good place and have a wonderful support system but I know of many women who do not. I also know what it is like to be on this sad journey alone. Being alone isn't a place to be when dealing with infertility or miscarriages.

7 comments:

laura said...

Wow- what I would give for a group like that in my church. My young women's bible study is very, bery supportive and full of prayers, but as a group, that's not really the focus. You're doing a really special thing. I hope you get some responses.

Chrystie said...

Sunny, you are a miracle. You have been such a huge blessing and pillar of strength to me (and I've needed that a LOT this year!), even though our struggles have been different. I can only IMAGINE what you will be to other chicks who are going through the darkness of infertility. God is using you in amazing ways, and I am honored to call you a friend.

Curly Mommy said...

How exciting! I'm all about support groups. I'll be praying for you and all of the women you meet.

Lori Sowers said...

I think you picked an awesome name for the group! I'm glad you are starting it, because I know many women struggle with this. I'll pray that you get a good turn out!

Kelly said...

Sunny, you are an angel! What an inspiration and leader, even though you face your own hardships. These ladies are so blessed to have you in their lives.

Karen B. said...

This is perfect, Sunny! I'm so happy that you are going to be out there helping others in your church and community.....you will be their BRICK, and they, in turn, can be your's. I will pray for your small group, and I can't wait to hear more about it! Leader Sunny! :) Lead the way...

GLouise said...

What a great name! Thanks for stepping up to be a leader of this group...Much needed! Too bad we don't live close by each other- I would definitely sign up!