Arrows Above Us

Arrows Above Us

My post this week is totally different than anything I have done. I want to share a post that my daughter did on her blog called Arrows Above Us. Let me back up and share the background of her post. She started a motivational blog not too long ago called “The Picture of Faith“. It’s an inspirational blog written from her heart.

I have mentioned before that we have three daughters, all married. We raised our girls in San Diego and ironically all three live elsewhere. Our oldest and youngest live in the Seattle area and our middle daughter lives here in the Los Angeles area. Our grandchildren are here in Los Angeles, thus why we live here.

Our oldest daughter got married in her late 20’s and they are about to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. This Christmas, they shared with us that they were finally pregnant. There couldn’t have been a happier Christmas present for all of us. Her blog post covers her subsequent recent miscarriage. I share this only because miscarriages impact many, many people and are rarely talked about or shared. (Example: we suffered a similar situation after our second child and it devastated us as we had problems getting pregnant period. We did go on to have our third daughter a few years after that.) Miscarriages are unfortunately far more common than people talk about and the grieving sometimes is done alone. It’s real, but not often shared or appreciated.

I share her story as an inspirational way to approach such grief and encourage so many others that this type of situation should not be buried, but openly dealt with as appropriate to let others know….they are not alone. Please click on the link below to go to that particular post on her blog:

Tiffany Mendonca’s blog “The Picture of Faith” and her post “Arrows Above Us”.

54 thoughts on “Arrows Above Us

    1. Tiffany Mendonca

      Thank you so much Darlene! It’s a story of truth, strength and faith and hope to inspire others! Appreciate your support and taking the time to read it!
      Blessings!

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      1. Tiffany Mendonca

        Sadly is so true, this is a true loss and goes through the same grieving as any other loss but people don’t really share about it. Hope my post does give some inspiration! Love you very much too!

  1. Writing to Freedom

    Thank you for sharing this Kirt. I’m inspired by Tiffany’s faith and courage in sharing this loss. I hope she helps many others. And I’m touched by the clear love between Tiffany, Jared, and your family.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much Brad, I appreciate the feedback. I found her post sad, but inspirational and so identified with it for the reason I stated. My best to you Brad and thanks for stopping by!!

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    2. Tiffany Mendonca

      Thank you Brad very much! I too hope my words of inspiration can help others in some way! And others feel they are not alone!

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  2. Nancy

    Oh Kirt… thank you for sharing this and my condolences to you and your wife and your family… but also to Tiffany and Jarrod.
    My heart goes out to you all.
    How brave to write this my friends…
    Family love is everything…

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Nancy. It’s a subject matter that touches so many people and the grieving process around it is pushed into the background. I was blown away by post and had to share it. It was so inspirational as are all of her posts. Thanks again, my best to you and your family!!

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    2. Tiffany Mendonca

      Thank you so much Nancy! Appreciate you taking the time to read my post and sharing your thoughts! Family truly is everything, they’re the ones that are always there!!

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    1. Tiffany Mendonca

      Thank you Diane for your thoughts and support! Definitely is a time of taking one day at a time! With the love and support around us and God, we will get through!

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    1. Tiffany Mendonca

      Thank you Leyla! I can’t wait for the plant to bloom, it will feel like our baby is speaking to us from above!

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  3. Sue Slaght

    When I read Tiffany’s post my heart broke for her and Jared and for all of you. Every miscarriage is a huge burden to bear, made even heavier with the trying for so long. Keeping her close in my heart,

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    1. Tiffany Mendonca

      Thank you Sue, truly appreciate your words and support! My story came from the heart and hope to inspire others in someway! God has a plan for us, he gave us this beautiful miracle once, we have faith he will again!

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  4. D. Wallace Peach

    We followed our grandchildren too, Kirt. That made me smile… until I read onward about your daughter. I’m so sorry for her loss and her grief. I used to work as a grief counselor and you’re comments were wonderfully sensitive and supportive. The grief is real and profound. There’s so much us tied up in the prospect of children and the dream of parenting. A miscarriage therefore is a loss that extends from the present into the future. I’m heading over to read her blog. Hugs to you all.

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    1. Tiffany Mendonca

      Thank you very much for your amazing words! We’ve known so many to have had this loss as well and it’s really not something people really talk about or share. It is a loss, we had a baby and that baby is with God now. It’s a huge grieving process, physically and emotionally! Sharing my insights, stories, thoughts, words of motivation, help me through things as well, hence the start of my blog. One day at a time!

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  5. Tiffany Mendonca

    Thank you so much Darlene! It’s a story of truth, strength and faith and hope to inspire others! Appreciate your support and taking the time to read it!
    Blessings!

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  6. janellmithani

    Wishing all of you comfort and healing. Your daughter wrote such a beautiful and touching post! 💗 I was a volunteer photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep up until I retired and I know how this type of loss touches so many lives. Thanks for sharing her story with us.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I agree, she wrote a very beautiful post and poured her heart into it. It does touch so many lives and her words inspired me to share their story. Thank you for your kind words!! Blessings!

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    2. Tiffany Mendonca

      Thank you Janell for reading my post and your kind words and support! It is a loss that isn’t talked about much or seen as one like others, but a loss is a loss. It’s been very hard, taking it one day at a time and focusing on what we do have!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Her faith in God’s blessings and His faithfulness resonated with me and I wanted to share her inspirational post concerning a subject experienced by so many, but not really talked about. Blessings!!

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      1. boundlessblessingsblog

        True Kirt a subject not really talked about but you put it across so beautifully and at times many women go through miscarriages in their lives. Thank you so much for the profound share🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    1. Tiffany Mendonca

      Thank you very much! Appreciate you reading it and your kind words about it! Hope it helps/inspire others! Real feelings are what helps and talking about them as we’re not alone in most things!

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      1. Tiffany Mendonca

        It does take time and practice, as sharing feelings doesn’t come naturally to most. But I feel it could come easier when you know you’re not alone in certain feelings!

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