For a beloved priest friend who has just received a diagnosis of early stage prostate cancer.
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I can feel your anxiety through the web. It is like there are vibes coming through the screen.
I can’t imagine what it is like counting down to the moment you know you will meet your baby, but I can imagine it to be pretty exciting. I hope you can get some good rest and sleep beforehand. Try not to overdo it until then.
The excitement is contagious. I can’t wait to see pictures!
I am so excited for you! You’ve been in my prayers and will continue to be so. Do we have live labor tweeting/blogging to look forward to again? If so, I’ll clear my calendar.
Thank you both for the prayers.
The hospital definitely has wifi access in the rooms and I’m definitely bringing my computer. I’d be lost without it.
However, I’m not sure what and when I’ll be posting since there’s no labor this time for me to wait through. Not sure how much downtime there will be for me to blog/twitter. Maybe between prep and actual surgery? Once Benedict is here, I’ll be limited to what he allows me to do. Which I’m sure will be some but who knows how much. Probably nothing like my marathon blogging while waiting for Sophie to arrive.
Are you following Dom on Twitter? His is probably the place to go for imediate results since I’m sure he’ll be loading photos real time via his iPhone. (That lovely OR shot of baby getting cleaned up!) Which I’ll retweet and repost on the blog; but there will probably be a time lapse.
Hang in there. It’s so easy to become anxious about all of the household things and preparations that need to be done ahead of time. When I begin to fret too much about these types of things (happens often), my spiritual father reminds me, “the poor you’ll always have with you.” Of course this isn’t exactly what Jesus meant when He said these words, but it is true that no matter how hard we work we will always have messes, laundry, errands, chores, etc… I often feel like Mr. Incredible when he said, “No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid; I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for… for ten minutes! “
I’m here to tell you, just shy of 2 weeks postpartum, you can have everything seemingly perfect before having a baby and after 2 weeks of recovering in bed it’s all undone anyway. It’s probably for the best. I tend to seek comfort in the order of the created world and often forget that only the Creator can sustain me.
You’re in my prayers, especially this week. I can’t wait to see pictures of the new baby boy.
With love in Christ,
the other katherine
How exciting! You’ll be in our prayers this week!
You’re finally going to meet your little boy!! I feel excited and nervous myself I wish I could see Bella’s face when she first sees her little brother! I’ll be thinking of you all.
Melanie, you (and the baby and family) will be in my thoughts and prayers over the next few days as you prepare for the arrival of the newest member of your family.
And I know what it’s like to have that last flurry of important “to-dos”—my new mantra is, ‘what really needs to be done will get done, and what doesn’t can wait.’
Praying for you as you get ready for your most blessed day! And ditto what Katherine said – ‘the poor you’ll always have with you’ indeed.
Thank you, everyone, for the prayers and the counsel.
Katherine, I love The Incredibles and that is one of my favorite lines! Truly being a parent means being a superhero. Thank the Lord for the graces of the sacraments so that we don’t have to carry the burdens on our own! And for good friends who also share the burdens with us. I am so very blessed indeed.