Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Who's doing the Carrying?

Two days ago, a good friend of mine at work asked me to pray for our mutual friend who had sadly miscarried. I spoke with her elder brother, a good friend, last night and heard a deeply concerned sibling just hoping for good news. Today, I was further updated and I myself was taken aback by the event. My friend had not only miscarried but had nearly died after losing 1.5 liters of blood. In an 'attempt' to bring life into this world, this vibrant, wonderful 21 year old was almost taken away from her family & friends.

The bus ride home today gave me a lot of time to think. Having a family is something that Talya & I very much want - and these kind of stories scare me, no one is immune from the possibility. It takes millions of processes in order to bring a healthy child to this world - one thing goes wrong, and the pregnancy is in jeopardy. Who's in control? I think some people want to think that we're in control of our destiny. Many actually manage to convince themselves that they are in fact in control. When it comes down to it, I think we're all very well aware that we're not ...

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