Saturday, July 3, 2010

Celebrate the Day

As I sat in the car after my appointment waiting for Eric I was on top of the world. We saw awesome pictures and movie of our little girl. I was so excited about having a new baby. One that I figured I'd never have and a girl to top it off. So much decorating shopping fun, fun, fun.

As I was sitting there another couple came out. Obviously their news not so good. In that moment all I could think was I'm so sorry. We've totally been there. It's not a fun place to be. I just wanted to go hug the lady and say it will be okay, but I knew it didn't feel that way. I wanted her to know that it's all part of the journey that brings you to where you're supposed to be, but I knew that was no consolation. Without our hard times our loses we would have never been brought to Jack, nor would we be having this baby. As I sat there I remembered standing in that same position. The one where your excitement and dreams almost come to a crashing halt, but they don't they just change. I shed a tear for them and said a prayer knowing that as my day started off as awesome as it could, theirs would be a day of grief.

I also reminded myself to take the time to enjoy our celebration, because every day is not so grand. However, I also understand that everyday is the way it is supposed to be and will take me to the right place. I pray that couple will find that peace.


Jon and Debbie said...

Beautifully written, Shannon! I completely understand what you are saying....we've had some bumps in the road that led me to my happiness today. If it wasn't for my troubled pregnancy with Natalie then I don't think we would have adopted Julianne. Hard to imagine!

Rusti and Kevin "Snuffy" said...

I wish more people could read that, Shannon. It totally hits the spot of where many of us have been. I remember the untrasound that showed my tumor and no chance of a pregnancy-ever. But we have 2 beautiful girls and I now know that you do not have to give birth to be a mama and dada. Everyone needs to follow their path!