About

Welcome and thank you for stopping by!  My name is Jen and I am a convert to Catholicism, wife to a theologian, and homeschooling mother to four children on earth and four in heaven.  We have lost three babies to miscarriage and our beautiful 11 year-old daughter Evelyn went to be with Jesus on the eve of the Feast of All Saints (October 31) 2015.  All Saints Farm is our future home and the site of a ministry that God is revealing to us bit by bit.  It is dedicated to our daughter, who told a friend that when she died she hoped it would be around All Saints Day so that she could be there for the celebration.

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  1. Hi Jen,
    I would have done this more privately if I had your email address… My name is Ruth Reinhardt, I am from Dalton originally and believe your husband might know my brother Tom Messner? Anyway, I have wanted to say something for a long time, but always catch myself, as I’m sure a lot of people do who want to be careful not to say “the wrong” thing. But, here goes, I will hope you read everything knowing it come from the deepest part of my heart. I am truly so sorry for the loss of your daughter. From the first time I heard about what happened on Facebook, my heart broke for you and your family. From afar, and in a way that will never compare to yours, I grieved with you. I remember reading the article about your husband finding the little hidden fortune? Note? I took it with me to my weekly counseling appointment and read it to my counselor, sobbing, not understanding how this type of thing can happen and how life for a parent could possibly go on. I also want you to know that your blog, your words, they really mean something to a lot of people. They mean something to me. They are so truthful and beautiful. Every time I receive an email notification that you have written a new post, I know it will be heart-breaking, but at the same time an encouragement to my faith. Thank you for your vulnerability. A few weeks ago I read a book called Colors of Goodbye by September Vaudrey. It is a true story of a family who lost one of their children as well. I devoured the words in a matter of hours, crying through most of it. I think the loss of a child might be one of the most painful things a human being can experience. Yet, isn’t it something that in the leaning into your grief that you find God? I thought of you and your family the entire time I read the book. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it or would find it helpful, but it has been on my heart to tell you about it. I’m not sure if there was much of a point of this message except to say – you’re seen, you’re heard, your story matters, your going on living matters. I will continue to pray for you.
    Ruth

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