Sunday, September 07, 2008

My joyful, aching heart

My brother and his wife welcomed their first child into the world on Friday, September 5th at 7:20 p.m. My sister-in-law, bless her heart, figured when all was a said and done, that she had endured 37 hours of labor. They had a little girl. This is so exciting....I am already an aunt to my niece and nephew on My Sweetie's side of the family. This is the first time I get to be an aunt on my side of the family. Not only that, but this is the first girl in a long time!!! Mom had me then she had my three brothers, then I had three boys. It is always exciting to celebrate and rejoice in new life. I'm hoping to make a trip up to Wisconsin in a couple of weeks to get in some baby snuggles and smooches.

Sadly, during the time my one sister-in-law was in labor, I had another sister-in-law who was going through a miscarriage of her second child. She was towards the end of her first trimester. My heart just aches for her. It's the end of a dream; the end of a life that her, her husband and the rest of the family was looking forward to. My Sweetie and I are at a complete loss of what we can do for her right now. I don't know if there are really any words of comfort to offer that will be the fix. The best thing I can come up with right now is prayers and to maybe send her a card later this week.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

The best you can do is to just listen (and I know you will :) ), especially if she knows what you went through. She'll know you really understand. I'm sorry for her loss. I know how it fells, but congratulations on the new baby!