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A few weeks ago I mentioned the excitement and miracle surrounding my older sister's pregnancy. Unfortunately the other day they found out that the baby had no heartbeat. She was 11 weeks along, and is now waiting for a miscarriage to happen. My family is heartbroken for her. What amazes me through all of this is her perspective on life, miracles, trials and gifts. Kira and her family have had to go through so many different trials already, and it would be so easy to be angry at God, but they don't approach their life like that. They take their trials and move forward stronger then ever. I truly believe God doesn't give us more then we can handle, but that can be hard to remember when you are in the middle of a trial. Kira likes to say "I can do hard things." I couldn't help but think about her saying that this past weekend with everything her and her family are going through. I have such an amazing family, with so many different examples in my life. I love you Kira, and I know that this experience will strengthen you and your family even more then you ever imagined possible.

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  1. Such a great example of faith. Truly inspiring. Thats not how I might have reacted :)

    Thanks for the update, in my thoughts!

    xoxo
    www.stephanieandsuch.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be praying for your sister and your family.

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  3. Faith is really what carries us through this life.
    So sorry for their loss. I have a friend who had a miss carriage and shortly after lost their 7 month old son. One of the hardest things in life is to lose a child. But with faith in god they are pulling through and pregnant again.

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  4. What a heartbreak. You seem like a good friend to be able to help give strength :)

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  5. Keeping your family in my prayers. This must be so hard. On a lighter note, you won a giveaway at my blog :)

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  6. I am so sorry. I love that she says that she can do hard things. I'm going to adopt that motto.

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's miscarriage. Especially with all that she has been through with her fertility issues. I had a miscarriage at 13 weeks in January, and nothing prepares you for losing a baby at any stage of pregnancy, but I think it's especially hard when you are so close to your second trimester, thinking that you are getting out of the "scary" stage of pregnancy.
    My thoughts and prayers will be with your sister.

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  8. I am praying for you and your family. I am sorry for your sisters sadness...I hope you guys can find strength.

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  9. so so sorry about your sister and her baby. i'm praying for all of you! xo

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  10. I'm so sorry for the sad news.
    But as you say - God doesn't throw more at us than we can cope with..
    Thoughts and Prayers. XX

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  11. That's so heartbreaking and sad! It's good that she remains faithful though! x

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  12. So sorry for your family's loss. Praying for strength and lots of love.

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  13. I'm sorry to hear about their loss. That is hard no matter how strong we are and I do pray for the Lord to comfort them (and you!). It sounds like your sister is an example of beauty at it's finest..a woman whose heart is after the Lord. God Bless her!

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  14. Beautiful post. I know how easy it could be to be angry with God but I am so happy situations like these make her stronger in her faith. Praying for her & your family during this difficult time xo

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  15. So sorry to hear of this devastating news. Thoughts and hugs to you, Kira and all of your family.
    x

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  16. Very sorry. There are times when it is a little harder to remember that God's plan for us is so much greater than anything we can imagine for ourselves.

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  17. I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

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  18. wow I am so sorry to hear this!! Your sister is in my prayers...you are right on about the strength that God gives us. what a great reminder.

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. It must be so disappointing and upsetting, my thoughts are with her and your family. x

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  20. So, so sorry to hear this :( May she always have the comfort in knowing she has a guardian angel baby looking over her.

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  21. That's terrible news. I hope your sister and her family are ok. She sounds like an amazing woman. All my love and prayers for you.

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  22. Aw I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. What sad news. I really appreciate her attitude when she says, "I can do hard things." How inspiring. I always think, if it's easy, it wouldn't be worth it.

    XO, Katie
    Running On Happiness

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  23. oh I am so sorry to hear about this, that's such a heartbreak. I hope she will be able to get pregnant again soon! I will keep your family in my prayers. I really like the "I can do hard things". It should be something we all need to live by.

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  24. I'm really sorry to hear about this, and I'll be keeping all of your family in my thoughts. Her strength is really inspiring though - I just printed out a sheet saying "I can do hard things" and stuck it above my desk.

    Love to you all!

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  25. Thinking of you and your family. God works in mysterious ways. There is always a reason for everything. Hoping for some more miracles for you and your family.

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  26. Oh my goodness, how devastating, Praying for you and your family in this very hard time! I hope things get better, or some miracle happens!

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  27. Oh no. I'm so sorry for your family's loss and I will say some major prayers for the parents! It's crazy the trials we are put through - my friend just had her baby at 26 weeks. It's hard seeing something so tiny go through such a struggle or seeing any parent having to loose or be in fear of loss of their child. Lots & lots of prayers!!

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  28. So sad... Must be really hard... But I'm happy she manages to stay optimistical! I hope she recovers soon!

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  29. i'm so sorry to hear this, nothing is more tragic than loosing a child. i'll definitely keep your sister and your family in my prayers

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  30. I am so sorry to hear about this - you and your family are in my thoughts <3

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  31. this breaks my heart. my prayers go out to your sister. xoxo

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  32. "They take their trials and move forward stronger then ever." This is how we all should live our lives. I am truly encouraged by this post and the strength your sister has. Thank you for sharing such an intimate post. God has promised us he would never give us more than we can bear.
    You sister will be stronger after this trial, and God will bless her faithfulness in the end! Praying for your family.

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  34. A little late, but I'm so sorry to hear this. :(

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