I really need to get this up so you all don’t think I’ve fallen off the edge of the world way out west here! The past couple weeks we’ve been quiet and here is the reason why.
Don’t mind me if I cry. But this is what I saw today! And you can’t see it, but this sweet baby had a tiny heart beating. That heartbeat is so precious to me!
Who is it that said “God must hurt a man deeply before He can bless him greatly“? It is true that once you have experienced loss, the blessings that come are so much more appreciated.
We have made it to 8 weeks and the past two have been some of the roughest I’ve ever went through in a pregnancy. Our little family also had the stomach flu to add into the mix of morning sickness and fatigue. So I’m not sure which began my downward spiral to dehydration, but on Thanksgiving Day we almost ended up in the emergency room. So much for the turkey and pumpkin pie I was looking forward to!
But I am so happy . . . . and so humbled that God has let this little one live. I just wish I could spread the blessing and the happiness to those around me who have also lost little ones.
This baby also had a rocky start and there was a time I thought we were losing it, too. At that moment, I reached the end of my rope as I cried on the phone to my mother “I can’t do this again.” I pleaded, begged, and interceded for the life of my baby – as I still do today.
So things have been quiet here on the blog and I have missed conversing with you all. You are such an encouragement and inspiration to me!
But looking at a computer screen makes me too queasy. So I’m going on a little break until after Christmas. I may post here and there, but it will be very sporadic.
Lord willing, we are planning to ride the train back to Indiana over Christmas. Yes, I need to see my family, feel their love, and remember our Savior’s birth with them around me. Of course, it won’t hurt to have someone else do the cooking for ten days!
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For now, I plan to put my feet up, pray this one’s little heart keeps beating, and keep a bucket close. 🙂
May God richly bless you all this coming Christmas season!