Saturday, September 20, 2008

too much sadness....

As you read in a previous post, my friend just lost her little boy Parker. The funeral was on Friday, and it was heartwrenching, to put it mildly.

Since then, I was shown a blog done by the wife of a friend of mine from college. They have gotten some difficult news about their son and are preparing for the worst as they near the date of their C-section. Reading their blog, there is just so much hope and thankfulness! I don't see how I could ever be thankful about a situation like this, but they definitely are. I'm not downplaying the fact that they are heart broken over all of this, but they are finding joy in sorrow.

To top all of that off, Matt came in with some difficult news from our wonderful next-door neighbor. His daughter, who has already lost one set of twins to pre-term labor, is only 20 weeks pregnant and is in the hospital again. She is having serious complications and the doctors are just hoping that they can keep the babies (twins again!) in for another 6 to 8 weeks.

It is amazing to me how God will use something so near and dear to my heart (children/babies/losing someone you love) to teach me something. I am becoming more and more thankful for Caleb and reveling in the joys that I get to experience with him. It truly is a miracle to have a baby, and I am realizing that more and more. I am trying very hard not to take for granted all of the little "moments" I have with him.

So...please pray for a couple of things: pray for Spencer (my friend from college ) and his wife Stacy. They are still praying for a miracle and so am I. Pray for Karen and Chris (my friends who lost their son last week), and pray for the Price family (pre-term labor).

I'm not sure I can take any more bad news regarding children!

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