Monday, January 13, 2014

Weekend in Review

We headed off to North Carolina late Friday and arrived close to one in the morning.  We were there for Sean's grandma's memorial (she passed away a few days before Christmas).  We got to see Sean's parents and sister and most of his extended family.  We also got to meet our nephew for the first time (he is 6 months old now).   The night we arrived, the boys would not go to sleep till after three in the morning, which was challenging, and we woke up to a dead car battery because we left the DVD player plugged in!  We had to be up at seven to get ready for the memorial.  We were staying in Durham, but the service was an hour away in Sanford.  It went really well. It was very sweet, and sad, but I could feel God's presence as we gathered together to celebrate her life. 

By evening time, I was exhausted and not feeling very well.  Thursday night I awoke in the middle of the night feeling really awful and Saturday night it felt like the same thing so I stayed behind while the rest of the family went to dinner.  The extra rest really helped and praise God, I am feeling much better and I'm still pregnant lol! 

Yesterday morning we traveled to Winston Salem to visit our friends' church and then over to the children's hospital to visit them.  They just had a baby 11 days ago.  The baby's heart and lungs were not working immediately after a home birth and so baby has been in the hospital ever since.  The doctors think it was due to meconium aspiration.  He was on a machine was that was pumping out all of his blood and carbon dioxide.  He was taken off that and has been doing well.  His lungs still aren't working great and he has a lot of secretions with labored breathing and high respirations.  We were able to spend some time with them yesterday and hope that we were an encouragement.  We did not get to meet the little guy, but God's plans are best because I don't know emotionally if I could have handled seeing least I probably wouldn't have been as strong as I would have liked to have been.  Of course, we do want to meet him, but hope to when he is back home in Virginia.  Their family is amazing and has been doing really well through this whole trial.  Of course it has been rough, especially with seven other children to care for, but they are resting in God's strength and His peace.  We were just grateful for God's timing and that He allowed us to be able to go see them on the way back to TN. 

So, we got back last night and it feels good to be home.  :)  Speaking of home, we found out on Friday that the owners of this home are putting it on the market.  Well, we knew they were, just not in January.  Our lease is good until July.  We are just praying for God's will and His wisdom and guidance.  If it hasn't sold by July, they will let us do a month to month.  We are starting to keep an eye out on a new rental home.  We do love where we are right now, but we are excited to see God's plan for our family. 

Tomorrow is our ultrasound to check on the baby since I'm measuring small.  We are excited to see him/her and I'm excited that Sean gets to come with me to an appointment!!!  :)

Psalm 143:10

King James Version (KJV)
10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

1 comment:

~ Noelle said...

so sorry for your loss... I know it is so hard to lose a grandparent...
hugs to yall