There are two people in my life right now who need to be surrounded with that energy, and if you feel so compelled, I would love it if you would join me in sending it their way.
First, my friend Julie gave birth to her daughter Shobha Grace two months early after complications with pre-eclampsia. It is a very dangerous condition of high blood pressure that endangers both mother and baby, so her doctor performed an emergency C-section May 15. Miss Shobha weighs 2 pounds, 9 ounces, but is breathing on her own, and Julie tells me she is very expressive.
I rarely find myself at a loss for words, particularly when I'm at a keyboard and have the opportunity to mull them over, but I guess Julie's birth story really speaks for itself. And she's overcome tremendous adversity in her life, so I have no doubt she'll get through this. Especially with the help and support of her husband, family and friends.
The other deserving recipient of good vibes is my friend Gisela whose dog, Lola, was recently hit by a car. If there was ever a pair destined to be together, these two are it. And there's no way to express just how deeply she has been affected by Lola's accident.
The good news is there wasn't any irreparable damage to Lola's spinal cord and she is now at home after a few days in the veterinary hospital. She may, however, have permanent nerve damage to one of her paws and can't use it to walk or play, which is hindering her recovery and affecting her usually lively spirit. The doctors have said it will likely take four to six weeks of healing, and that's a long time for a very concerned dog owner who is the definition of impatient.
Please send Julie and Shobha and Gisela and Lola some love. Both moms read my blog regularly, so feel free to leave a comment for them here. I'm sure it will lift their spirits.