My friend Susan has been through what I've been through. Only later.
She called tonight to see how we're doing. She knows that after a month the rest of the world has returned to normal, and wanted to know how we were feeling.
Susan is pregnant -- due the week after we were. She's living moment to moment with her own angst over her pregnancy. She lost a baby at almost full term, so she's been in our shoes, and then some. I'll never forget the baby announcement of her Madeline -- "Born silently..."
Susan is one of those people who makes a room feel better when she enters it. The world is OK because Susan is there. The day I met her, she came to my house to have us wives meet -- and I knew we would be friends forever.
We've both had our trials since then with our losses, and it's just brought us closer. Tonight as I talked with her about our experience, we swapped stories a lot, and it just felt good to have someone who's been there, and is willing to talk about it, pain and all...
Thanks to Susan, for being such a wonderful person. And pray for her little one, as I hope hers is healthy and born on time, with as little fanfare as possible, medically speaking. I just pray a few months from now we get a perfectly healthy, perfectly boring birth announcement. That's what I wish for her.