It's been about a year since Alyssa's notorious trip to Boston. The most brief version of the story begins with her flight. While the plane was half way between Pittsburgh and Boston Alyssa began having all the symtoms of having a miscarraige. This was last February of 2005, so you can figure out that she didn't lose the baby. We considered it a miracle when after almost a day of mourning another miscarraige the doctor found a healthy heartbeat. It was an unbelievable roller coaster of emotions, me in the burgh and Alyssa in Boston. I needed someone to talk to during that time and just be with while I waited to hear what I thought would be bad news from Alyssa at the Boston emergency room. I found comfort hanging out with two friends here at the seminary, a couple who had never gone through this kind of thing, but who were great at just being there. Alyssa's friend Tash was her only comfort in Boston, I'm glad she was there for Alyssa. Recently I learned that they were going to have the same joy of a first child. Alyssa has been getting all sorts of stuff together to give to them, maternity clothes and infant stuff. This weekend we found out that they lost their unborn baby. Its such a hard thing and yet it seems so common.
September 2004 - September 2005 was the craziest year of my life... so far. Pregnacy - miscarraige - pregnancy - boston trip - a month of testing to see if our baby was really ok - Teah's birth.
We'll be here for our friends if and when they need it.