Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The Lord Giveth, and the Lord Taketh Away
On July 24, during our vacation with my parents at Arlington Beach (pictured above), my wife miscarried after about 2 months of pregnancy. She's doing fine physically and is recovering emotionally. So am I. We have named our little lost one Rita Hope Kautz. We were able to baptize the remains, and also received a blessing from the priest after Sunday Mass at the nearby Catholic Church in Strasbourg, SK - St. Rita's Parish. We chose the name Hope because this baby arrived in our lives at a time of renewed hope in our marriage.
As you shared in our joy at the announcement of this baby's conception, we invite you now to share in our sorrow. We commend our lost daughter to the care of our Father in heaven, and to the company of her sister Rachel.
Blessed be the name of the Lord!