Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Let me bring JOY

One year ago today, we told our families of our pregnancy.  Ethan proudly walked around in his "Big Brother" t-shirt and we were so happy (and now I feel niave to have been so happy and not the least bit cautious).

We got word today that two more of our friends are pregnant.  That makes three couples that are due this year around the same time Shyla was due last year.  Everyone is making their announcements.

Lord,
Thank you for each new day of life.  Thank you for friendships near and far.  Please protect and guide my friends and their darling little ones.  Please let them keep their niavity and their joy.  God please let me be the friend I need to be and give me the words to say.  I know that you and only you are healing this brokenheart.  You are giving me a new understanding of how precious life is and I ask that you let me not be a person my friends fear because of my experiences.  Let them feel how much I love them and want to be there with them and help me bring JOY unreserved and excitement to all of these pregnancies.  Whether it be their first child or their fourth.  God, you are my healer and my protector and so much more.  In your holy name.  Amen.

If you are one of my blessed friends carrying a little miracle, I do wish you the best and I hope you know how truely happy I am for you.  I'm still working on how to express this correctly, be patient with me.  I'm getting there.

8 comments:

Lisa T said...

beautiful prayer, I'll pray it for myself...

Shaina N said...

*hugs*

I know how difficult it was with my miscarriage to watch babies born around the due date. Even after I got pregnant again, it was (and still is) hard to see those faces of babes who were born mere days (and one ON the day) that my precious babe should have been born.

I'm praying for you, and your entire family.

Jessica said...

*huge hugs*Such a beautiful prayer. Praying God gives you the strength you need. You are such a wonderful person to be so strong and so brave about this. I dealt with this right after we lost Jonathan and I don't have the same relationships with some of those people.

Marie W said...

Oh hon. My heart feels for you. I know how hard it is to hear that friends are expecting. Sending you some love and hugs.

Heather said...

Oh I know how hard this is, finding out others are pregnant. Thinking of you.

Holly said...

I love your prayer! I pray that God will help you be a good friend. It can be hard to when other friends are happily pregnant.

Maggie said...

That's beautiful. I know how hard these announcements are. I'm still trying to deal with them myself and not quite sure how yet. Huge hugs to you!!!

wendy said...

I love your prayer. A year ago today we found out we were pregnant and we shared with everyone on Easter and my daughter also wore her "Im going to be a big sister" so proudly that day. My best friend told me this week she is pregnant. She will be due the same time my son was born. I am happy for her but I am sad for myself. I like that you said you were "trying to figure it out" because that is true. I don't know how to be there for her yet but hopefully that will change.