"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born." Isaiah 66:9

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pregnancy Announcements abound

They are getting easier to hear, but they still sting. And it does seem like they are everywhere right now. Most of the ones I've heard lately are from fellow BLMs, which makes them so very bittersweet. There is nothing more that I wish for my sweet friends. Some of them are announcements that I'd rather not hear, and some make me really sad that it's not my announcement. Maybe that will always be the case, but I'm sure once Cala is here and in my arms, the announcements won't be nearly as hard to hear.

This brings me to a blogpost that I read just now on Anchored By Hope, you should check out the poem, it's very insightful!

We had a good time last night with friends here in Tyler and I was very happy that my dearest friend, Shawn, came over from Shreveport. I miss her a lot and it was just good to have her here and comfortable to have someone who knows you well enough to know that the reason you really like Drug Emporium is because they have cinnamon Certs (no one carries those anymore and they're my fav!!). I'm very blessed with very great friends, and Shawn is loyal beyond what could ever be expected.

When I mention a friend on here, I'm always worried that someone will get their feelings hurt that they weren't mentioned, that's not my intention, like I said I have many many many great friends that bless me beyond measure.

In saying that I'd also like to say Happy 3rd Birthday to my sweet godson, Henry, who is about the cutest little boy that you've ever seen, and I'm not biased! ;)

Finally, I want to just say thank you to everyone who has been praying for us lately. I know that you've been praying for a long time, but this past week I've been so filled with peace and calm, that I know that it has to be attributed to intercessory prayer, so thank you, ALL of you!!


  1. I'm glad you've had a peace-filled week. I know how hard those can be to come by, and it is nice to have a break from sadness, worry and frustration.
    Hoping that calm continues for you!

  2. I'm sorry that pregnancy announcements can be painful. I know how you feel. :(

    It sounds like you are surrounded by wonderful friends in your life which is so wonderful. So happy you've been feeling peace and calmness.

  3. Yay for peace!! And I agree, those preganacy announcements are tough to swallow! Praying for you this week! Also, I will be e-mailing you later!

  4. Praying for you- and I have always said- it's ok to be happy for others when they're pregnant BUT it's ok to be sadder for you. I've been there! Thinking of you- and praying for peace- Huge hugs-

  5. Jiminey Crickets, the announcements are everywhere! LOL However, being serious, I do understand how difficult it is to continualy hear and read about others who have "crossed over", but I believe our day is ahead...I do, I believe :)

    So happy that Shawn brough some light and laughter to you, as only good friends do. I chatted to my friend Alish last night for 2 hours...hubby was exhausted with my phone time, as I usualy talk for 10 min's max, but as you know, we had lots to cover.

    Sharing with you in your ANNOUNCEMENT, as Cala's announcement is just as important and "special" as any other I've known or read about. She is special Deni, so special, wanted and loved and how she came to be is a beautiful story and you can't lose sight of that. Conventional announcements do sting, but I'm celebrating the uniquity in your being non conventional. Afterall, Jesus birth was the least conventional of ALL and look how special HE is :)

    Sending you LOVE...right now, feel it???


    your kindred spirit <> (those are angel wings)

  6. I love that poem, in fact I think it was one of the very first poems that I read after loosing Bryston and it touched me because its so true. I cant wait to see pictures of Cala when she arrives! *HUGS*