Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dealing with the pain of a friend's miscarriage

Like most good Catholics, Allicia and I find time to listen to Greg and Jennifer Willits' afternoon radio show, The Catholic's Next Door (1-4 p.m. ET on Sirius XM 129). Already the parents of five children, Jennifer and Greg announced a few weeks ago that they were pregnant.

There was a scare early, with the doctors saying that the baby hadn't grown at all, and that a miscarriage was inevitable. Then there was a ray of hope when an ultrasound was done later. There was a heartbeat and a viable baby! But that joy soon turned ugly when Greg posted on his Facebook that the baby had died.

I've always known how sad these things are. But ever since I found out that I was going to be a dad, I feel more sensitive to these things. And hearing this news today HURT! I wanted to run out of work and scream. I was so angry that such good and wonderful people would be facing their third miscarriage.

I called Busted Halo tonight and requested this song, Teardrops from my Eyes by Ruth Brown. I think it's a nice fit considering everything that's happened. A good reminder that it's ok for teardrops to fall, and if we put our trust in God, things will turn out...manageable.

But I know that even though I don't understand God's plans, apparently he has one. I do just ask that anyone reading this pray for the Willits family at this time.

God bless you wonderful people. And God bless that wonderful baby.


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