I have mastitis and I am blessed

Tonight my heart aches.  Early on, I found out I was pregnant and due around the same time as a good friend of mine.  It was so exciting to be able to share some experiences, knowing we would have kids the same age.

Today, her daughter, Olive, passed away.  She aspirated meconium and couldn’t breathe on her own after child birth.  The trauma was too much for her baby girl.  Olive spent 2 days on this earth, and then went to be with Jesus this morning.

I write this sitting in a hospital room as I battle a very painful mastitis… an infection associated with breastfeeding.  But I am blessed to even get to deal with something like this.

So tonight, no matter what you believe, or even if you don’t, I ask that you keep my friend, her husband and their daughter, Olive in your thoughts and prayers.  They are the kind of family who constantly thinks of others and always makes a point to let you know they are thinking of you.  They don’t deserve this. Really, no one does.