Too much unhappy news today! Make it stop! Tell me something positive!!!
March 1, 2007 3:08am CST
I should have just stopped answering my phone! The first call was from a friend of a friend, letting me know that our mutual friend had had her baby over the weekend. This in and of itself is good news, as they are both alive and well. However, she goes on to tell me that the birth was horrible. My friend was in labor for a solid week before the midwife sent her to the hospital due to irregular heart tones. She had an emergency c-section because babies cord was wrapped twice around the neck. This is very unhappy for her because my friend is such a homebirth advocate, and has actually said to me that giving birth in a hospital would feel like a kind of 'rape' to her... I know how important a natural birth was to my friend, and although a healthy baby is the outcome and we can be glad for that, I do feel sorry she had to go through with this. Second phone call, another friend and all three of her kids are super sick with the flu, and the little girl has pin worms and could be heard crying in the background. Third phone call, my other good friend who was 10 weeks pregnant and SO excited that we would have children the same age called to tell me she had just suffered a miscarriage. I don't think I can take anymore sadness! What is with this day??? Emergencies, sickness, loss... Did something great happen to you today? Please share... I need to get my mind off all the things that are causing suffering to the people I love the most..
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• United States
20 Mar 07
when you think that there is to much going on, you should take a few minutes, close your eyes, and see the world the way you want it to be. think about how wonderful it would be if we could walk for peace, how wonderful it would be that children were safe at all times, and think how wonderful you are in your role in the world. and stay away from the news. I don't watch or read the paper. i need my mind clear of such negative thoughts
• United States
3 Mar 07
I'm so sorry you have been hearing so much bad news from people that you care about. My heart always breaks when my friends experience a loss the birth experience they wanted. My last son had the cord wrapped around his neck twice and the hospital mismanaged it and caused him trauma so I can relate to that experience a little. I didn't receive any good news today but I this is a pretty happy time in my life because in just a few days I am flying out to visit my sister (my husband and my children are coming as well). Nine months ago she moved to the complete opposite side of the country and we are now on opposite coasts. We are best friends and used to spend almost everyday together and being apart from her this whole time has been so hard on me and especially my 3 year old because he was best friends with two of her children. Also, a year and half ago we both had babies just 8 days apart and they haven't seen each other since they were 8 months old and couldn't really communicate much with each other at that time. I am so pumped about seeing them get to know each other and watching them play together! They are so much alike although they don't know it yet. So basically, I'm super excited about next week!!!!
2 Mar 07
First of all.. *hugs* You are obviously a true friend that your friends would run to you when something unexpected at the least - and at the most horrible - happens to them. Kudos to you for being the real deal. \m/^_^ Did something great happen to me today? Yes, something did.^^ I woke up healthy and happy, my stuff toys littered around me and the trees waving their branches cheerily outside my window. The sky was kinda dreary, but I know it brings rain, and I'm happy for our farmers because they need the rain for their crops. I got down and it was a mess - there were torn papers and plastics all around, but I'm happy because I know that the puppies had fun, and I can always clean it up later. I went to the kitchen and there was my brother, who got home later than usual performing at a bar. He was sorry for going home late, and I asked him if he had fun. He said he did, and I told him that's what matters. I drank my chocolate while reading the newspaper, and I was glad to read of people who still care for each other, who are willing to risk everything, even their lives, so others may live. I washed the piled-up dishes, and I was happy that water came out of our faucet. The kids were happy and full, and not everyone in our neighborhood has flowing water. I'm so happy that I can do the laundry again - and uninterrupted, at that.^^ I'm happy that our washing machine is still functioning, even if it had already seen better days. I'm glad that I still have clothes to wash, even if they're always many.^^ I'm glad I was able to finish and eat my lunch after. It was a good lunch - my older brother cooked it.^^ I'm glad I logged in again, ready to start working. And I'm glad I'm here, that I have learned of someone like you. I'm happy that there are still many true friends out there, who are willing to let their friends unburden to them, who are willing to lessen other people's loads by sharing it with them. Lastly, I am happy that you believed there are people out there - people you barely know - who can make you happy. Have a lovely day, dear. ^_^