Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31

August 31, 2009, was the night we found out Shyla had passed away.  Our hearts were broken.

August 31, 2010, we organized and hosted a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness and Education training for medical professionals, social workers, clergy and any one else who might be the "first responders to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss.  The event was held in the basement level of the hospital.

It was also our first scheduled pre-natal appointment for Jakin.  The appointment where they could not find a heartbeat and they told us to prepare for a miscarriage.

August 31, 2011, I have sat in that same hospital we learned of Shyla's death (one floor down) with my dad.  His biopsy yesterday showed that he does have a large cell carcinoma in his upper right lung.  We are still waiting to see what his treatment options are.  He will probably still be in the hospital for a couple days. 

I really hope I can stay away from the hospital on August 31 next year...this is really getting old. 

Shyla's 2nd birthday is Friday and I have no idea what we will do.  My brother and his family are traveling in from Oklahoma and dad might still be in the hostpital, so I just don't know what to plan. 

It has been a very tiring, emotional week, but God has carried us through and will continue to carry us.  He is bigger and he is stronger. 

Please keep my dad in prayer...

7 comments:

crystal theresa said...

prayers for you, mattie. for your dad, for your sweet shyla, for precious jakin. ((hugs)).

Natasha said...

So sorry Mattie- praying for you and your family.....xoxo

Heidi said...

Let HIM carry you for a bit. Just a bit until you can handle it all.

Lost of love Mattie.....lots of love....

And much love to Shyla and Jakin. Watch over mommy....she needs it so much right now!

Radiant Readhead said...

Oh mattie! i am soooo sorry! we need to get rid of Aug 31st all together for you! how do I go about requesting that...lol. I love you, and will keep you and your whole family in my prayers!!

crystal theresa said...

honey, i just wanted to say that i'm remembering our sweet Shyla Joy with you today ((hugs))

Deanna said...

sending you prayers. remembering Shyla and Jakin with you always.

Holly said...

Lifting you up in love and prayers always <3