Thursday, August 21, 2008



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.

13 comments:

FREEDOM said...

One Man... I will Definitely keep her and your friend Lou in my prayers. Even though Lou is not the one pregnant i know he feels the pain that his wife is going through because usually a man and a wife are connected in such a DEEP way!

As for you my friend. I will say a special prayer that all goes well for you on Monday because you are One cop that the world needs to stick around a lot longer!

Special prayers coming your way for you and your friend's wife. "We have to speak as those that are not as though THEY WERE"!
Good Health I send to the both of you. In Jesus' Name.

Amen!

FREEDOM said...

oops "WE HAVE TO SPEAK THOSE THINGS THAT BE NOT AS THOUGH THEY WERE"...I was typing and thinking a little to fast...lol

MsPuddin said...

of course! But not unless I get to make fun of you for crying over a girl. Naw, I'm just playing.

Madam Z said...

Well, I'm not religious, so I can't pray for you and your friends. But I will send you my best wishes for happy outcomes.

Yeah, I know...that and $4 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Ieisha said...

Got you covered One Man. Sending out nothing but good vibes, abundant blessings and hopeful wishes.

All is well!

Much love,
Ieisha

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Your requst has been granted.

Desy said...

yeh!!! Congrats to your friend and I will definitely be thinking/praying happy and prosperous thoughts

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

u got them man

RealHustla said...

Prayers will be going up for your friends and you.

I was scheduled to get and IUD twice. I chickened out both times. The doctor explained to me that the IUD stays in there with the baby and comes out with the baby. So, guess that's like his first mobile or something. The whole idea of this possibly happening freaked me out so that was one reason I couldn't go through with it.

Spinal tap? Do you have a bad back?

Stew said...

well good for them. i am hoping that i have friends as good as Lou. im pretty sure i do though

Black Mamba said...

Hi One man -
I'm not religious, but I will certainly send your friends wife some positive thoughts for a healthy pregnancy and baby!

Same for you on your spinal tap! I hope you bounce back quickly and share more stories!

@ realhustla... check out this link, it offers useful info on IUDs.

http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control
/intrauterine-device-iud-for-birth-control

You'll have to paste each line for the full link due to blogger. The IUD from what I understand is not supposed to stay in there with the baby. My doctor told me to have it removed if we wanted to get pregnant again. I don't have the IUD yet, but I plan to get the copper 10yr version rather than the 5yr. I've heard nothing but bad things about the 5yr and all kinds of people - including a friend of mine have gotten pregnant on the 5 year one (Mirena, I believe - it's new on the market, vs the 10yr copper version which has been on the market for quite awhile).

Your doctor might not have all the info, I usually do my research on WebMD, they're a pretty good source when I have questions on something that I'm not satisfied with from a doctor.

Bygbaby said...

Wow, that is a touching story about positive male relationships & I can relate.

Yiu know I am not religious but I hope that the pregnancy runs its course & all is well in every way!!!

Bygbaby

JayBee said...

definitely prayin' for lou and his family and you know i gotchu, one_man. just seeing this post, but i'm sure the procedure went well.