I was hesitant at first to meet one on one for support. I knew I needed help working through my grief after having two miscarriages and dealing with infertility, but my pride wanted to get in the way. I’m a Christian and have a degree in counseling so I should be able to handle this on my own, right? I knew that was completely wrong so I decided to follow God’s leading and ditch the pride.
I went to the first meeting thinking that it would just be a one-time thing and wasn’t really sure how helpful and practical it would be. However, by the end of that first meeting I was overwhelmed with excitement of going through the six Bible studies Martie had planned out. I realized that this is exactly where I needed to be and what I needed to work through my grief.
I have been able to be vulnerable and real with no fear of judgment. In the past several weeks, I have been open and honest about my thought and feelings, Martie is as well, which really helps me feel at ease. The Bible studies have been so helpful and allowed me to see things from a new perspective, while also brining questions to mind that have led me to a new and better understanding of who God is. I have had several “lightbulb” moments and God has used Martie to bring more clarity to my life and help me make sense of my thoughts and emotions as I walk through this difficult time of grief.
I am extremely thankful that God led me to Piedmont Women’s Center and the Child Loss Support Group. It has changed me for the better and I now view life through a more positive lens.