We had a great day, and I hope Joe enjoyed it. We went with the El-Fallahs to Oak Mountain State Park. We grilled, played on the beach and swam. Then we returned to our house and swam some more. It was a great day!
We also are saddened by this news:
This is about one of my oldest and most precious friends, Shana. We have been friends for over 12 years. We have fought, we have laughed, and we have cried. Tonight we have had a loss that we never saw coming. She has lost her baby at 4 1/2 months. She was to find out the sex of the baby tomorrow, now has found out the heart has stopped beating. So instead of shopping in celebration tomorrow she will be preparing for delivery of a baby that will never take the breath of life. She is as you can imagine, devestated, as we all are. We are mourning this loss of a child which is far different than a first trimester miscarriage( which she had earlier in the year). Over the past few months she had many ultrasounds (weekly). She has seen this child grow. The smile,the fingers, the thumb sucking. As wonderous as technology is and such a gift, it certainly contributes to sheer devestation when something like this happens. Please, please pray for her and pray for my ability to offer support, love and strength. It is only through our Holy Father that anyone could survive the death of a child. I pray for his grace and love over all of us.
I hope that everyone has a great week. We will certainly stay in touch!