Monday, January 30, 2012

pour down prayers.

i'm really bad at keeping in touch with people. communication, in general, is not always my strong point - i don't really like the phone (and the fact that is costs so much for me to use the phone doesn't encourage me to reach out and touch somebody) and i'm just plain bad at email and even facebook.

but i do blog-stalk. i've found tons of people i had marginal relationships with in my life who chronicle their lives online. excellent. some are interesting, some are not. but i read because it keeps me reminded of people who have impacted me in some way or another. score one point for the free-internet.

i always get excited when people have babies or get married and are just plain happy. equally, i'm saddened by their hardships. when a fellow blogger wrote about her miscarriage, i sobbed. another college classmate lost a baby to stillbirth and yet another couple lost their baby just a short time after her birth. so much loss in such a small circle of people (all bloggers from college).

i recently have been following the pregnancy of another girl, stacy, from college (who i only knew in relation to mutual friends). her first post was joyous and then followed a "belly" shot. then came the bad news that her baby is experiencing heart failure. and then she was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure), put on bed rest, and bad news after bad news.

her baby is going to be delivered on tuesday at 1:30. if you are the praying type, pour prayer over her and her husband and baby. pray for comfort and love and acceptance. pray for the skill and knowledge of the doctors, and for the delicate touch of the nurses. no mama deserves to lose a child, but god knows his plans and pray that for understanding. check out their story here

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