Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Random Acts of Kindness

Today has been a hard day emotionally. We started out the day being told by the case worker that she was taking the e-mom to the hospital at noon. She is now 41 weeks pregnant and basically, she's done. She's miserable, getting light headed and felt like the baby wasn't moving as much. She told us to standby and as soon as she knew whether the hospital was keeping her, she would let me know if I needed to get on a plane. JuJu came down and helped me pack. We went to lunch at Ruby's (YUM!) and ran some various errands. Came home only to find out that the hospital didn't admit her. They are hoping the doctor will schedule a c-section tomorrow so now we go back to waiting for the phone to ring.

I fixed a mexican meal for dinner tonight, but by the time J came home from work, I was done as well. Emotionally spent. I honestly wanted to crawl in bed and sleep, but no time for that. M.E.'s hair was NASTY which meant that it needed to be taken down (a 30 minute job), washed (a 20 minute job), and conditioned and picked out (a 30 minute job while she screams). Also, the guy came and picked up the van so now we are down to one car with no prospects for a new one. I know we could just go on craigslist and buy one, but I feel like we would be making a rushed decision and I really don't want to do that. I was DONE!

That's when I opened my laptop and found a message from an old friend offering me a ticket to Houston. Yes, you read that right. A plane ticket to Houston. Seriously. I did the BIG UGLY CRY. Sobbed. Hard. What an amazing random act of kindness. It made me think about when the last time I just freely gave something away. I like to think I am a giver, but I'm not sure I'm that good at it. I want someone else to feel the same way I felt when I opened that email.

So, I'll leave you with that. THANK YOU (you know who you are) for challenging me tonight. THANK YOU for being the hands and feet of Christ and blessing me today. I promise I will pay it forward, I promise.

8 comments:

Laura Kelley www.pitterpatterart.com said...

How awesome and were praying for you guys, birth mom and little baby boy.

Johnson Family said...

People are incredible arent they! We are praying for you little one, birth mom, and your family.

Kyle and Crystal said...

Praying for you all - peace, safety in travel and delivery, and thankful for the provision God has given :)

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Brea! Keep us posted..

Vickie

kristina proffitt said...

What an awesome thing! That's wonderful! I love little sweet surprises like that! ;) Praying, Brea!! Hugs!

Susan Smith-Alltop said...

What a wonderful act of kindness & a blessing for your journey to your new son! Can't wait to see you holding him... maybe Friday? Praying for all.

Bill Petty said...

We are praying for you all, and wishing you and your family the very best, for that is what you deserve. Please keep us updated!

Jennifer Bennett said...

That is wonderful, Brea! How kind and generous of your friend to do that.

I am checking your blog often, looking for that next BIG update!