Monday, 9 June 2008
Lighting The Candle
I know that most of my regulars know Nicole, over at The Life Of Us, but for those who don't, may I suggest you pop on over.
Nicole (otherwise known as Brindlegirl) is 21 weeks pregnant with what feels to me (don't laugh, Donna. I know I was waaaaay wrong) like a boy, LittleD.
At Nicole's 20 week scan, it was discovered that LittleD has some struggles ahead of him(or her - nasty woman won't tell, lol).
I have gone into both of my 20 week scans truly terrified, sure that something will be wrong (I am optimistic in life, generally. Not, however, in pregnancy). I can't imagine going in, giddy with excitement, and being blindsided by a problem. My heart was in my throat when I read Nicole's entry, and my heart broke for them.
In the following days, I've been thinking of her and Luke (and baby Hughie) a lot. I wish there was a way to let her know she's being thought of, and that I think she's so brave. She's shocked, of course, and scared. But she's remarkably positive, and focused on doing whatever she needs to do for her baby.
I know the time leading up to the birth of Nicole's baby, and Donna's will be tense for us, as we pray both of these women have happy endings. I can't wait to hear of both of these little ones, who've given their Mamas a lot of worry, and more than a few tears. Just because they are already so loved, of course.
Both of these remarkable women have chosen to get on with these pregnancies, as positively as they can. They know there is little they can do now but love these babies and get the best care possible for them.
Donna, Nicole, I think you're both amazing. I'm thinking of you both more than you know, and hoping right along with you that your beautiful children are safe and well, and in your arms soon (not too soon).
So, fellow bloggers, and lurkers too. If you have a chance, pop on over to these wonderful women and let them know you're thinking of them. I'm sure some cyber hugs, and the thoughts of women all over the blogosphere, can only help them feel supported and cared for, as we add our hope to theirs.