I'm praying....but sometimes I feel as if I don't know what to pray for. I guess my prayer is that God will be in control of this situation, as he is of all things. That they will have the chance to be together as a family even if it is only for a short while. That my friend will be able to cope with the labour and delivery knowing that the outcome at the end of it may not be good. That she will be well enough afterwards to hold him and love him for however long he is with them.
On a practical note...I'm baking some things for them. They'll have family staying around for a while afterwards so they'll need to eat. My friend wants to keep busy doing things as much as she can this week so I've offered to have coffee with her if she wants a bit of time out from all the appointments and other "must do" things. Our church family will help them out with meals after the birth too.
I'm trying to think of a gift for them, maybe some kind of photo album or voucher or something like that.
It's hard to know how to help at times like this. Sometimes praying is all we can do. But it is the most important thing we can do.