Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nine Months

Today has been nine months since I held my Shyla Joy.  It was a peaceful day.  With the school year winding down, some of my co-workers and I decided to have lunch at the lake and when I got to my mom's house at the end of the day, I let Ethan play outside while I just laid on a beach towel and stared up at the sky.  It was such a beautiful day today.

As I lay there in the grass and watched the leaves blow in the trees, I noticed something I did not expect to see in the trees a good distance from any water.  A big dragonfly was dancing around above my head.  It was a good distance away, but I could see it in the clearing of the trees going back and forth and in circles.  It was so amazing.  It is not the first one I have seen lately either.  I had caught a glimpse of one at lunch at the marina, but not like this.  This dragonfly dances there, where just I could see it for at least 20 minutes.  Then another dragonfly came from the trees and they did a dance together and then both were gone.  The first one came back and dances some more for me, but I had to eventually go inside.

Somewhere around the time the second dragonfly appeared, a mom I know was giving birth to her son who would be stillborn fullterm.  I got a text while I lay there that said he had been born.  She found out the yesterday at a routine check-up that he had passed and was induced to deliver today.  Nine months after Shyla.  Please pray for this mom and for her family, they are all in such shock and pain that so many of us know all too well. 


Kristi said...

Praying for your friend and her family. I am also praying for you, that God my use you to help her through this difficult time.

Heather said...

Remembering Shyla with you, and keeping your friend in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for what she is getting ready to endure.

Holly said...

That's so neat about the dragonflies. Happy 9 month birthday Shyla!

Lynn said...

I am so glad you were able to find some peace on this sad anniversary. I think daily of you and my other friends who've lost their babies. I will be praying for your friend during this heartbreaking time for her and her family.

Lori said...

Definitely keeping you and that precious family in prayers!!!!

How amazing to see the dragonflies dancing!

Andrea said...

I got goosebumps reading about the dragonflies.

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. You are all in my thoughts.