Thursday, May 15, 2008

By Myself, Cankles and NO she didn't!

I am all by myself tonight. The husband is on an overnight golf trip - but don't worry...he's only 90 minutes away should I need him. My parents are actually out of town in Florida too...so should baby Grayson decide he wants to come out tonight, my sister is "on-call" to be my hospital ride. The chances of this happening are slim to none...but one can never be too prepared. And I am a planner.

Also, an update from my world of fluid retention. It is official...I have cankles. My feet and ankles are so swollen that I now no longer have ankles. It's hideous. In the past my legs have been the only part of my body that I was pretty ok with. But gone are those days. Who knew I'd miss my ankles?

Lastly...this is the "no she didn't!" portion of the post. Today I, along with some others, was given a "praise" from an acquaintance. Some of us were sharing prayer requests, and when it was this persons turn she mentioned that she had a praise...an answer to prayer. You see...last week she found out she was unexpectedly pregnant and wasn't so happy about it. So she goes on to say she began bleeding a few days later and was so thankful for the miscarriage because she just so didn't want to be pregnant right now. Um...hello!! Woman who's had 3 miscarriages she mourns deeply standing right next to you! I didn't even know how to react to that one. It blew me away and I just had to change the subject to keep myself from saying something I'd regret. Seriously...who says that?! I mean...even if you think it - wouldn't your filter keep you from saying it?

10 comments:

jill said...

-I still am hoping for you to go into labor tomorrow so I can leave work early.

-I'm sorry about your cankles but I was just discussing your legs with someone last night and we didn't notice them being cankle-y. (Yes, isn't it nice to know I talk about your legs??)

-WHA?????? I'm greatly disturbed by this. It makes me frown. A lot.

Meghan said...

Seriously....that is just an unbelievable thing to say to in a group.

Sorry about the cankles...

Fertilized said...

UM im in shock .... and it's not about the cankles ( although i am sorry about those)

choose me. . . . love me said...

My jaw just dropped for a whole minute about the miscarriage comment. She is happy? That her baby died? And, she expects people to rejoice with her about that? I don't know if I would have been speechless or if I would say something mean. Changing the subject was probably the best thing to do.
My sister had cankles for her pregnancies; but they will go away thankfully. About shoe sizes, mine have gone up a half size with each baby. I hope wrapping them helps; I had never heard of that before. I might've tried it..

Sunny said...

You know my reaction. I am still dumbfounded by her DUMBness!

Are you drinking LOTS of water and keeping your feet elevated when you get home? Don't you like advice from someone who has never been there?

LOVE YOU!!!!

tracey said...

Sorry, but what the crap? If she's close enough to share a prayer request she's close enough to know some history. I'm sorry the world is filled with idiots and there seems to be an especially high percentage of them in Fairfax lately.

Twice Blessed said...

Hey..I saw your blog on Tracey's and have been reading for awhile without posting..I guess you call that lurking. Anyway, I had to leave a comment about this post. I'm so sorry that your "acquaintance" said that right in front of you! You're a better person than I because I would've had to say something..or at least gave a very dirty look. So good for you for changing the subject. Side note ~ I always have cankles..they were just much worse when I was pregnant! Praying for you and Grayson.

Amber said...

Like I said yesterday: "what the crap?" WOW. People will always be people, but this is a whole 'nother (lower) level of humanity that I was unaware of...

Happy Mommy said...

I read your comment to Twice Blessed Mommy and popped over here (the cankles had my interest, since my aunt Twice Blessed Mommy suffers from the same problem) Congratulations on your baby! I have 3 beautiful children of my own!
I lead a woman's bible study for sahm and girl some of the inconsiderate things that woman say sometimes is unbelievable!
First, someone in leadership at your church really should have a biblical conversation with this woman, I say this because God gave her a baby, and for what ever reason she had a miscarriage, I believe that is not of God that is of Satan the one that came to kill steal and destroy....
I am sorry that you were hurt by her unbelievable praise, I question this girls relationship with Jesus!
Ok, I have ranted. Just really surprised to read such a thing. I have been trying to get pregnant for several months now after my husband had a vasectomy reversal, and we pray daily for God to bless us, it shocks me that she felt like praising God for her loss....

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