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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

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!


HEWY said...

That is so sad about the child. I dont even want to imagine how i would feel about my own so I know the lost must have been horrible for the everyone.

Abbey said...

Sweet Jesus, my heart goes out to Shana, her family and her friends. My daughter had a miscarriage at about 4 weeks and that was bad enough. This little angel will need to be buried and it will be a very, very difficult day. Please tell Shana that someone in Helena is very sad in her heart b/c of her loss. If there is anything that I can do to help, BB, please let me know.

God bless,

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Leigh said...

Shana and her fmaily will be lifted in prayer. I can empathize with her. I have had three miscarriages. With my first one, I miscarried at 12 weeks. I too was going in for a normal ultrasound. But I had told my husband several times that things didnt "feel right" to me. I think it was the Lord's way of preparing me.
I am so very, very sorry for Shana's loss. I hope that she feels the comfort of the prayers lifted and feels that God is walking with her.
In prayer....

shana said...


thank you so much for the tribute to our unborn child. It means more to me than you will ever know. I sit here with more tears in my eyes, again. I love you and I just can't tell you enough. Thank you for saying those things to your friends.