Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Another Friend

This morning I received an e-mail that another friend has miscarried. It is so sad, she was about 6 weeks.

In recent months it feels like I am surrounded with loss. November 30, a friend lost her baby at 37 weeks. His umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. I was headed out of the country the day this happened and grieved alone. M and all of our friends surrounded her and took care of her and her husband. I really felt bad that I was gone, and supposed to be having fun. She is still struggling, last week she thought she might be expecting, but it was a false alarm.

3 days after her, another friend lost her baby, she was 7 weeks. It was their first child.

January 25, another friend lost her baby. She was 16 weeks and showing quite a bit. This friend has 2 sons and a daughter. She really struggled with how to tell her children that they were not going to have a brother or sister after all.

When we had our scare, we thought the odds would be in our favor since we knew 3 couples that had recently lost a baby. We also had close friends lose a baby in 2005 at 14 weeks. Even though we pray for and grieve with all of our friends, we felt certain this would not happen to us too. Now another friend has lost her baby, I hope we do not lose the next one too.

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