My friend Lou called me this afternoon to let me know that he and his wife were expecting their third child. Because of the background story behind the pregnancy I had to ask him if we were happy or sad about this news. Once he told me we were happy, but concerned I was free to express my joy for him and his wife…let call her Bush (not for the reason you nasty folks are thinking).
Bush is about the be thirty-nine years old and had went to the hospital because of things that had been happening to her body. Lou let me know that they were concerned about her health, but as it turns out she is three months pregnant. Count ‘em. Three. As I listened I wondered, to myself, how a woman who has already bore two children does not realize that she is pregnant. Then I found out that she has an IUD in place and pregnancy wasn’t suppose to be a issue for them. The IUD is one of the things that can posse a problem in this pregnancy.
It’s funny, Lou and I have know each other since I was about twenty one years olds. We worked together at one of the community colleges and would go out to eat and talk about our hopes and dreams and stuff. I thing, at the time, Lou was the only man to ever see me cry (over my first real heart break). Lou was only the second guy that I ever really considered a friend. My very first, real guy friend was murdered outside of a club, when he was twenty-one years old.
When Lou married Bush, got a house and started having babies, we kind of lost track of each other. I never forgot Lou, and would send him and his family Christmas cards every year, but that was the extent of our communication. And then he moved and the connection was lost altogether.
It was about a couple of years ago that Lou ran into my friend Rose, at the store or something, and asked about me and how I was doing. He gave her his number and asked her to have me call him. We made contact and it was like old times again. That is how you know a friendship is true, when you can not have contact for years, run into one another and it be just like you had just spoken to that person the other day.
I love that. And I love my buddy Lou and his family. So, here is the reason for this post. I know that a great majority of my friends in blog land are true believers and know the power of prayer. You know like I know that prayer changes things. When praises go up, blessings come down. I am sending out my prayer request to all you good people in blog word. Say a prayer for my friend’s wife that all things work out and she has a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.
-One Man’s Opinion. Peace
Oh, and while you are praying. I am scheduled for a spinal tap on Monday at 1pm. Could yall throw some of those prayers up for your boy as well.