Monday, March 23, 2009

balancing act

This little babe has been on my mind 24 hours a day (yes even in my dreams) for the past two days. She looks a bit like Naomi, but this is Lucy, and she belongs to my cousin Cherisse. Cher and I grew close as we shared our last two pregnancy's at the same time together. I'll never forget, the phone call when I was first pregnant with Cache(and scared to death). I think I actually called to tell Cherisse or at least talk, but then she said "Amie, guess WHAT!"
What? "I'm pregnant!" and then I responded not with a congratulations but instead: "Me too!"
That was a fun phone call. It got even better when we both confirmed out due dates were October 27th. We joked that we should hung out that night instead of stayed in with our husbands...hehe. Well I love and adore Cherisse, and and I'm just not able to figure out how to go through daily life and balance my emmotions when you know someone that you love so much is suffering so much and is only at the beginning of it all. Her little Lucy was just diagnosed with SMA and you can read about her here on her blog. My emmotions for her and her family are on the surface constantly and I felt a bit bad when Cache changed his question(in response to my constant tears the past two days) from: "What's wrong mom?" to "Is it Lucy again mom?"

Cherisse is a bit younger than me, but spiritually she is 100 years older and always has been. I've always looked up to her and her faith.. It is strong and unwaivering along with her husband Chad, and if ever a special spirit needed to come and be raised , Heavenly father would I'm sure trust Chad and Cher give such a hard and special task to.
They truly are a holy couple in our eyes.
We are praying for a miracle, and know there will be one in one form or another.
Cher, I hope you don't mind me posting about you and Lucy. Tell me and i'll take it down asap.


natalie spratling said...

Your post made me cry. So sad when such a sweet angel is face with this trial. We'll keep her in our prayers.

Cindy Spratling said...

Thanks for posting this Amie. I feel the same way. We love you Cherisse and Chad and are praying for a miracle too. Your family is and will be blessed forever because of Sweet Lucy. Love you guys.

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

What a sweetie..

Cher said...

Thanks Amie. I love you.