life returns to pooper (happy ending)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jon Burnet, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    Well as al of my buddies on here know my life has been residing in the pooper regions here lately. after a health scare and loss of employment in a crappy job market, i was scared to death tonight.

    as you all know my daughter, Terra, is to be born September 5th. obviously someone forgot to let her know this. she descided tonight was a good night! after a quick trip (5 hours) to the labor and delivery unit, contractions are back under control. the reason this scared me is 1) mel isnt eligible for short term disability until september 2) daddy's still tryin to find work 3) daddy had just got in the truck heading to memphis to pick up baby's furniture, because we have procrastinated and we have nothing in her room.
    once again i dont mean for this to be a poor jonny post, but please direct your thoughts and prayers in the direction of my dear daughter. the though of anything happening to my 2 girls instantly brings tears to my eyes. i love my wife and my unborn daughter more than words can express. i just hope things turn out better for them. i am tough. i can take all the crap life wants to throw at me, but daddy's little girl hasnt been given a chance yet.

    just pray for her guys. thats all a man can ask for.
  2. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    And in reality, its the only thing that will do any good whatsoever.

    My prayers are with you, your wife, and your precious daughter.
  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Always keeping you and the ladies in my thoughts, Jon. :)
  4. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Will do Jon.

    My Sister just gave birth to my parents first grandchild, she came 5 weeks premature.

    She had problems throughout the pregnance, and was a big possibility she was going to be delivered up to 3 months early.

    Two months of bedrest, getting up for NOTHING other than the bathroom made it last as long as it did.

    She was only 5 pounds one ounce at birth, and had an extended hospital stay for 2 weeks until she could hold her food down, she had a feeding tube most of the time.

    Thankfully, she got to go home this last monday, and everything is going great.

    Hope all goes well for you and your family, will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
  5. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Keep on truckin' big guy. I'm no the religious type, but I do know a few people that'll throw a few extra prayers on the barbie.

    I know I'm just a kid, Jon, but if you ever want someone to talk to, vent at, or joke with, shoot I'm here, just an e-mail or PM away.

    Shucks, if you're ever in FL before September, or in OR during September (and after) mi casa es su casa, and being just a young 'un, that's about the best I could ever offer ya.
  6. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Hi Jon,
    My wife's Waters went 12 weeks early, by some incredible feat of concentration and bed rest she managed to keep baby in for another 2 weeks!
    So, Annie was born 10 weeks early,weighed 2 and a half pounds but fortunately needed nothing more than feeding and keeping warm.
    She's nearly 9 now and you'd never know that she was prem!
    Good luck mate, I'm sure everything will work out.
  7. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover

    Feb 16, 2003
    TN, USA
    Jon, as always you and the your family are in my prayers.

    The Bibs was 4 1\2 pounds when she was born. They had to take her early b/c we were both losing weight. I don't know, for when she was born, she was healthier than the regular pound babies that were born. She did not need medical attention, she was breathing on her own, and she was a fighter. She was and always will be my alien baby.
  8. Prayers?

    You got 'em, Jon. :)

    Keep lookin' up.

    God bless your daughter.

    Mike ;)
  9. Hope it turns out for the best. :)
  10. I don't pray, but my thoughts are with you, your wife and your daughter to be!

    All the best:)
  11. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Passin' along the best wishes, and let us know when everything works out for the better (because it inevitably will)... we're all rootin' for ya. :)
  12. jawzzz


    May 23, 2003
    My family and I wish you the best. As a father of three I really feel for you. Keep strong, I am sure everything will be alright.:)
  13. Jon -

    As a few others have said, I'm not the praying/religious type, but my thoughts are with you, Mel, and little Terra. I hope for nothing but the best, you & Mel deserve it.

    If you ever need to vent, I'm only a PM/e-mail/phone call away, anytime.

    Chin up buddy, and give the missus a hug from me.
  14. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    You got it Jon!
  15. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    My thoughts are out there for ya. :)
  16. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I'll try to send some posative energy your way...

    but these quotes here are what is going to make it all be okay:

    Keep on keeping on and be tough for your family. You'll get through the tough times and on to better times - and you'll be that little girls hero for beinmg the man that you are.
  17. my prayers are with you and mel jon.

    hey jon, i don't know what you like to do, however, i do know there is a group home called DeDe Wallace that is always looking for people. it is working with kids. however, it is a very physical job. also, they need somebody who is going to actually work and not let the boys and girls have sex, smoke and want to teach them. it is a level 3. i know that you be an asset towards those kids who need help. also there is the technical side of centerstone, that is the name of the company my group home and dede wallace is under needs people to keep the phone lines and computer lines going. anyway, maybe you can look into that until you find something better.
    keep the faith jon. with the technology of health these days, your daughter and wife have an excellent chance to make it through this.
    again, my thoughts are with you and my prayers.
    love yah
  18. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    My thoughts are with you buddy. Keep your head up and although things are a litle hard - remember that you are very lucky to have a family.

    Everything will work out in time - good people get good things in life....

  19. Jon, we've got you on the prayer list here at Trinity Lutheran. We've accomoplished some real miracles in the past so your needs are in good hands.

    As for the work thing...If relocation is a possibility, I have a few contacts here in the big city ;) and I'd be glad to put out some feelers and put in some good words around town. You and Mel are good people and that's why I know things will turn out for the good.

    Jes' call or email and I'll start stumpin'
  20. My Thoughts & prayers are with you and your family Jon.