Monday, November 26, 2007

Prayers Answered

Thank you to all of you who have called, e-mailed, and especially prayed for us these past 2 weeks. We made a couple trips to the hospital during my 1st few days of bedrest and then woke up early last Sunday morning sure that our little Emily would be born that day. We went yet again to the hospital and after 16 injections of Breathine and an IV of magnesium the contractions finally stopped. They released me to go home last Tuesday night and I have been on bedrest since. The experience was frightening and we thank God that Emily is still with us. Please continue to pray for our family . . . the burden is great for Dave and for those helping us. Most of the time my spirit is doing well but there are moments of loneliness, depression, and fear . . . please pray for the strength of Christ to reign. Our God is so good and we pray that we can glorify Him well in the difficult as well as the easy times. Our computer is downstairs which is why I've been unable to communicate . . . Dave has been printing off any e-mails to me each day to read . . . a definite highlight of my day.

Adoption News!!!

We are a little concerned over the new grandfather clause. We have to have our DNA processing papers from the US Embassy by Dec. 31 to qualify for the grandfather clause. Our case worker thinks we will be fine but after a year of being in this adoption process, I know how easily things can go wrong. Praise God we can trust that what we might consider "going wrong" is always part of His plan towards His good will. We hope to hear more by the end of the week!

Thank you Stephanie for selflessly taking the time to snap a picture of our sweetheart while she was at Eagle's Nest visiting her son. Her pic was a HUGE bright spot in my week.

7 comments:

Our Adoption Journey said...

So glad to read your new post! I have been checking your blog daily, hoping to read an update. I am thankful you are home. The picture of Sarah is absolutely precious! Praying for the health and safety of you and your family.

Whitney said...

So good to get a report and that your Emily is doing well. My heart is burdened for you all, know that the Lord is often petitioned on your behalf!

Sheri said...

Sarah is so beautiful! I am glad that you are doing better and that baby Emily is still snuggled safely inside you!
Sheri

The Allums Family said...

I have been checking to see how you are doing and was just about to email you. I am glad you and Emily are doing better! I will continue to pray that all goes well with you and the baby.
I am glad I was able to get the pic for you- wish I could have gotten more for you~
Praying for you and your family!
Stephanie

Amy said...

It was so good to read your post. We are praying for you and your family. May you know the Lord's peace at this time.

Sarah is beautiful!

Florida Girl said...

Just wanted to say hi! I am currently on day 9 of bestrest. I enjoyed reading your blog! Thanks for keeping me entertained for a while. =)

Whitney said...

Still praying for you ...and those boys at home taking care of you and the girls you are waiting on.

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself..."

Ps 37:7a