I shared just a few days ago that I was experiencing my own personal high, while the friend of a friend was going through a potentially-concerning low. I don't have much of an update on Caitlin, the friend of my very-dear friend, but I have heard that her Progesterone levels continue to stay high. Please continue to pray for Caitlin and James and their baby.
Today was another day with a high and a low--not so much for me, personally, but rather for two women who are important to me. I knew that both women were going in for ultrasounds today, and I prayed continuously for both of them throughout the morning. I read their blog posts today within minutes of each other, resulting in another day of conflicting emotions. While one woman left her appointment with tears of joy, the other woman is now experiencing deep sorrow.
The tears of joy are for Wendy. I was so so so happy to read that her baby is measuring exactly at 7 weeks with a beautiful heartbeat. Like me, Wendy has survived three previous losses. Her faith and positive outlook are so inspiring to me, and I pray that we both continue to experience the joys of our "fourth chance" pregnancies. Please join me in praising God for Wendy's beautiful baby.
On the other hand, my heart breaks for my friend and former colleague who learned that she lost her baby today. This woman--a kindergarten teacher--is one of the most vivacious people I have ever met. She has an amazing love for life, and cares so genuinely and deeply for everyone around her--including our four-legged friends. Her husband is equally great, and I was able to witness them fall deeply in love while I worked with her years ago. Please pray for Katie and Jason--I know that they are in pain and I pray that they are able to feel God's comforting hand as they journey through this valley.
As for me, my blessing today was the chance to chat with my grandparents. I've shared a couple of times that my grandma is simply an amazing woman. My grandpa (or "Boppy") is a pretty cool guy as well, and my appreciation for him has really grown in recent years. My grandma shared with me that I'm the first person that she prays for every night. I can't wait to visit them at Christmas--and I pray that I have a three-month old great-grandchild to share with them as well.