Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Our good friend Beth, who is The Fourth Huppster, just left us voice mail today that her sister-in-law had an emergency C-section today and their daughter was born at less than 2 pounds.
My wife was pretty upset by this, since our own experience is so similar. We stopped what we were doing and prayed for them that they would be comforted and strengthened, and that the medical staff would do a good job.
Some of our thoughts and feelings from the early days come rolling back over me. The joy of new life, but then the fear of the extreme circumstances. Some good news comes in and you feel relief, but then a little later, something bad sends you down.
I ponder what we can do to help. For now I'll just pray, since I have only met this couple once, and don't know where they are. Pray for the 3rd Huppster.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Thanks Mark and Jen. Paul and Debbie's little girl's name is Ashya Marie and she is still in the critical first few days of life.

Thanks for your prayers. It is comforting foremost to know that the Theotokos identifies in Debbie's pain, and also very reassuring to know that Debbie's pain is being felt and directed into prayers by other new mother's as well.

May the Lord God, the Heavenly Physician of our souls and bodies, heal and continue to protectg little Ashya Marie and Claire Rebecca.