It is over. Sahalie was right, she had a beautiful baby boy. He had spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He was not able to survive the pregnancy. My daughter is at the hospital and they hope she can have more children in the future. She is having tests done to see what went wrong and if possible, why. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
David Blaine [8:07 AM]
I woke up this morning to the sounds of rain pounding against the bedroom windows. Not a gentle rain, a driven, hurtful rain. Heaven is crying with me. My daughter is sick with all of this, and my wife is sick too, with ulcers flaring up. I can't tell you everything yet but it is the worst. There is no good that will come from this, only choices between bad and worse. I have no patience for anyone's petty concerns at work. I am thinking of taking the rest of my vacation time.
David Blaine [7:52 AM]
For many years I have helped out the United Way, March of Dimes and others charities. I have walked, run, and played golf to raise funds and just tossed a bit o' coin in the old jar to help out, but I never believed anything could happen to me or my own family. I was just doing it to help out someone else. It is a numb feeling my wife and I are going through right now realizing that things aren't right, and that we won't know the outcome of my grandson's trouble for 5 or so months yet. As we come uppon the holiday season please give thanks for what you have and share a bit of it with those who are in need now. No one is beyond becoming the next one in need. I hope none of you ever have to take a turn, but if you do, you'll feel a lot better knowing you put something in the jar previously.
David Blaine [1:03 PM]