On that particular Friday I was checking Facebook hourly... or more. I was awaiting news heralding the arrival of my new little nephew. He may have been born far away, but that baby boy lives quite close to my heart, just like all my other nieces and nephew. At last we received the joyful announcement; He is here! And my soul did somersaults. New additions to the family will do that to you.
Then we got some very troubling news, indeed. My brand new little nephew was not doing well. He was rushed to a larger hospital, and though it is... the 22nd now? He is still in a very critical condition. My heart goes out to my sister-in-law and her husband. As they watch their first little boy struggle to thrive in this world. If you have any warm thoughts, please send them their way. If you have any room in your prayers, please include the little baby far away in a little isolette. Our family thanks you.