Pregnancy is one of lives most cherished moments, watching your belly grow, feeling those first kicks and the anticipation of the day when you will finally hold that precious baby in your arms.
Unfortunately for many this momentous occasion is stolen away and where life once grew, death stands in its place. Such was the reality for Rebekah Mitchell, at 29 weeks Rebekah was forced to endure the loss of her son Johnathan. All the months of excitement and anticipation were now filled with disbelief, mourning and confusion.
Initially she was very angry with God for taking her sweet baby, especially when God was the one that could have changed this reality. Now through a better understanding of who God truly is and knowing God’s journey for her, Rebekah created a ministry called MEND (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death), MEND has 10 chapters in United States. Rebekah also leads various support groups, as well as an annual Remembrance Walk in October (national infancy loss month) to honor babies and give their parents a comfort that their children do indeed matter despite the “move on” mentality from our uneducated society.
Rebekah is a beautiful example of how to turn tragedy into a blessing, and reminding us all that regardless how short a pregnancy was lived, within that womb was a mothers child, still born and still loved.
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