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Me, Rach. I talk too much and I really like people. Trusting in God to take me where He wants me to go, even though I can only see the messy back of this tapestry. Gone through 3 miscarriages and an ectopic and blog alot about loss and everything after....

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  1. dear rachel,

    what a bittersweet story of triumph, and you shared it
    so beautifully.

    we almost lost our firstborn, too. now he’s 26 and
    6’7″ tall. 🙂

    whenever i recite luke 2 in my mind and get to the
    “and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son” a lump
    forms in my throat.

    merry Christmas,

  2. This is a beautiful story and a great testament to God’s grace and His love and His miracles! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  3. Bravo, Rachel! I remember seeing you entering our halls as a dancing, twirling kindergartner. Who could have guessed what God had in store for you? He is molding you into His own likeness day by day!

  4. Rach,

    I can’t imagine a doctor up close saying this…oh the Grace He gave…

    I loved it all. So, so beautiful. And I look forward with you to what God will do…

    My best friend and two surrogate nephews are foster-to-adopt…I will pray God prepares just the right one(s) for your family…

    Be so, so blessed…Abby:)

  5. What a beautiful story and insight to your feelings, Rachel. It gives every reader an opportunity to know that God is real and he knows our heart. As we go through the trials, we find that our relationship with our Lord can grow more personal and our faith becomes stronger. Praise God that we have been chosen to minister to others:) Lucy is such a blessing for all of us who know her.

  6. Still believing God (at 43) to be a Wife and Mommy someday, I take this in like it’s my last meal. How incredibly raw and lovely. Thank you for sharing.


  7. Rachel: What a beautiful way you have with words and with your story of Lucy. Many people have prayed along with you guys on her behalf and now she is starting kindergarten!!! God is so good!!!

  8. Rachel, such a beautiful way to share the story of your journey with God and with Lucy. Many have shared your journey via prayer and rejoice with you as Lucy grows. Thank you for sharing your story.

  9. Praising God with you for all the blessings in your life – past and present and future!
    I can’t wait for your first book to be published and I can say: “And I knew her when….”
    Love you like one of our own,

  10. Rachel, what a wonderfully written piece! Mr. Fogle is responsible for the writing skills of so many leaving this school! (Oh, and by the way, most of them still call him “Mr. Fogle,” too!)