If you're the praying type, I ask that you please say a few for these people in my post below. They need every one they can get.
Prayer Request #1
I belong to a surrogacy message board (All About Surrogacy). I've learned a lot regarding the surrogacy process and have met some great people along the way.
There's one member on the board (a man) that was having twins (boy and girl) via a gestational surrogate. They transferred the embryo's 2 days after we did and everything was going great.
Sadly, the surrogate recently went into labor and delivered both babies-and neither made it.
There are no words that I can use. I am so very sad for this man, his partner, his surrogate. I ask that you say a little prayer for all of them, including the babies.
Prayer Request #2
I used to show Arabian horses (beginning when I was 6 years old, stopped when I was 18). In my later showing years, I had a horse trainer named Richard. He was amazing and helped me tremendously.
Richard has a huge love for horses and is truly a talent in the Arabian Horse world.
A week ago, his farm had a fire. 18 horses died in the fire and Richard lost everything.
Here's a news article regarding it.
Please say a prayer for these horse owners and especially Richard.
It appears no people were hurt (physically), thank goodness. However, many people lost their horses (he boarded/trained them) and my heart hurts for them. I was closer to my horse than I was to my own family at some times. I imagine a loss like that is awful.