Friday, January 27, 2012

The day I've been looking forward to since Monday morning

It's Friday, and I could not be happier.  This week has been an interesting one.  I've not felt well all week (which is nothing new if you ask my husband).  The monthly is killing me this time.  I've been bent over in pain from my PCOS, and when that went away I started the monthly cramping (that still has yet to go away). 

On Wednesday my heart was very heavy for a couple of reasons.  First I found out that a fellow Evangel graduate, David Johnson, was killed in Afghanistan by and IED.  David was only 24.  Many, many of my facebook friends were close friends with him, and my heart goes out to them.  As I've said before, when one member of the (Evangel) family hurts, we all hurt.  David is the second person in less than a year that I have known that has been killed in Afghanistan by an IED.  My thoughts and prayers have been with all of the friends and family members of David.  Evangel flew their flag at half-mast yesterday to honor David, and they held a special chapel in honor of him as well and for the students to come together and mourn.  Here are some pictures from the chapel.

After the news of David's death, I logged on to facebook to give my condolences to his family and friends.  While I was scrolling through my newsfeed, I saw where my pregnant friend posted a new status.  They were just told that their little girl (they found out the gender last week) may possibly have Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 13.  She has to have a level two ultrasound and an amniocentesis done in order to get more accurate results.  My heart goes out to her and her husband.  Difficult decisions and times are coming, but I am praying that everything will be okay and that she will bring home her perfect, healthy second baby girl when the time comes for her to deliver

I've not been sleeping well the last few months.  I wake up throughout the night ever three to four hours.  Why?  I couldn't tell you, but it never fails.  Well, last night I went to bed right before midnight because I had a class until 10, and I woke up at 4 this morning with horrible stomach pains (not like the cramps I've had all week).  I immediately got out of bed, tripped over towels, pillows, and Luke's water bottle on the floor and made my way to the bathroom.  I was up the next hour, sick.  When I went back to bed and woke up again after my alarm went off, I was so tired.  I could barely focus my eyes because I was so exhausted.  I guess the physical and emotional toll of this week had finally worn me down, and it hit me hard this morning.  I had to cancel my night out with a friend from class for tonight because I'm just not feeling up to par.  I'm hoping whatever this is will go away, and I'll resume quickly to my sarcastic, bossy self.  Until then, I'll just lie around the house and whine like a three year old.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I plan on sleeping as much as I can.  I know it's impossible to catch up on lost sleep, but I'm going to sleep like it were possible. 

Blessings to you and yours,
Alicia Marie


  1. Many prayers for you, David's family and friends, and your pregnant friend. I think we both have been bogged down and need some happy news soon!

  2. My heart goes out to both your friends. I hope your child's baby can live a happy, healthy life. As for your soldier friend, my condolences to his family. The honor in that death is often hard to recognize, but he will be remembered forever in American history.

    I hope you finally get some sleep and have a better weekend. xop

  3. Such hard news. I'm so sorry about David. I'll be praying for your other friend and her baby--reading that broke my heart. :(

  4. I'm sorry about the loss of your friend, and I, too, hope your pregnant friend will have a healthy baby. Maybe you had a stomach bug, or maybe anxiety is getting to you.


    Janie Junebug

  5. Damn..why war sucks..I have 2 cousins in the Marines and one almost died in an attack few years back. Im sorry for you loss and his families..Never easy to lose a loved one.

  6. i'm glad you enjoyed my blog! i enjoy yours as well!
    i'm sorry about your friend's death...


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