I would like to just ask everyone to keep our family in your prayers. My wife and I are expecting our first child in 4-5 weeks and I just got diagnosed with shingles earlier this week:confused: While this good thing is that my wife has had chicken pox before, so she is in no current danger, the problem is that shingles i have read can last anywhere from a 2 weeks to over a month. This is where my prayer request comes in. If my wife were to go into labor before my shingles healed, i would not be able to be there to support her at the hospital and to meet my new child at his/her (we are being surprised :)) birth due to the risk of giving our newborn chicken pox, which could be deadly to our child. We have both been looking forward to the birth of our child so much, and obviously have both been praying alot that the meds the DR gave me will clear everything up quickly ( hopefully in 7-10 days as my DR hopes given the circumstances) and I will be able to be there for my wife and new child.
So please, if you feel so inclined, please pray for us: For me to heal, for my wife and child to have a safe labor, and for God to continue to bless us and our new family.