Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ode to a Tough Girl

Missionary Kid's are a tough breed. They really have to be.

Well, one of their number, has now stepped to the head of the game. And endured an excruciating episode.

A 64 hour episode to be exact.

My friend, Laura, was in LABOR for 64 hours.

I've had four and I wasn't in labor that long combined...I hope that doesn't make Laura want to punch me. But you know what, if punching me would relieve some pent up frustration for her...I'd gladly take the hit. (Better yet, hit Rusty. He's a big man. He can take it! Go ahead!)

Bless you, friend. You have truly fought a huge battle and I am proud of you.
And bless sweet Alexander (brilliant parents to pick a name such as that!).
We are so thankful he is here and that you are both safe.

(Laura and Rusty currently live and serve in Japan. Laura was born and raised in Kenya.)


Rusty and Laura said...

Cheryl -- Thank you for your kind words. I certainly did not set out to set any kind of record or to prove how tough MK's are. Actually, I've always thought of myself as kind of a wimp. Was our precious Alex worth it, though? Every single minute!!! :)

Cheryl said...

Girl, WIMP you are not. After 64 hours of do not qualify anymore!
Love you guys--