Tuesday, September 22, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours

I've had writer's block. Actually, so much has been happening, I haven't taken time to sit down and update. I suppose the writer's block comes from the fact that I just haven't known how to say it all. So here it is, not fancied up, just to the point.

Let's begin at the top. About 10 days or so ago, Wes and his family had to put his grandfather in the hospital. Heart problems with advanced dementia. Difficult for everyone.

At the same time, I took a little test, got a positive and found out that I was pregnant. Wonderful news. I was just beside myself. This was a very planned and prayed for baby.

We began telling our family and friends about the baby news, hoping it would help alleviate much of the stress of the other situations going on. Plus we were just so excited and Wes and I are terrible with secrets.

Our family vacation was in the works, but then put on hold until we figured out the long-term issues with Wes's grandfather.

Within a couple of days, I began having trouble with the pregnancy. Ended up miscarrying.

Jack started running a fever. Went to the doctor. Swine flu. Nice. All the while, I'm still "miscarrying". Doctor wouldn't give JA any medicine because she wasn't showing symptoms yet.

Finally, my washing machine broke. Not life and death, but very inconvenient when thrown in with everything else going on.

But things are looking up. We ended up finding a fantastic deal on a new washer and dryer. Drove 2 1/2 hours on Sunday with the kids, ate at a nasty restaurant but then went for ice cream to make up for it, and brought our new front load appliances home in the rain on a trailer. All household laundry, done.

Jack's swine flu has been contained to just himself and hasn't been that bad. Just a fever for about 36 hours, a little cough and some runny nose. That's about it. Good news is that JA hasn't gotten anything and Wes and I are still well.

The miscarriage. If it's not in God's will, it's not right for me. I'm okay with it. Very disappointed, but it's just one of those things. Besides, God gave me a verse back in the summer and I've been meditating on it ever since. Romans 5:28 - "But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently." Isn't that the truth right now?

Grandad. He had other plans than staying in that hospital. He went to be with Jesus on Sunday night. Reunited with his wife and in a much better, peaceful place. The visitation for him is tomorrow and the funeral on Thursday. Will you pray for our family?

Whew! So that's where I've been. I hope things are going better where you are!

Deuteronomy 31:8
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave or forsake you. Do not be discouraged."

8 comments:

Tyanne said...

Let me know if there is anything you need me to do. Love ya!

Erica said...

Sending you many HUGS!
You and your family are in my prayers, Carly. You must go through the "valleys" to appreciate the "peaks"...that was something I took from the "My Upmost For His Highest" devotional book...

Alissa said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Amy said...

Carly,

That was just roller coaster reading. I was sad, happy, worried, glad, sad again...

I am saying a prayer for you and your family and extended family. I am so sorry for the miscarriage. Know that must be horribly tough, but I'm so glad God's Word is bringing you peace. His timing is so perfect, but patience is tough.

Thanks for sharing.

Amy

Pamela said...

Oh sweet Carly,
I'm so sorry to hear...You have had a rough couple of weeks. I'm thinking and praying for you and yours! So glad that the swine flu has made a departure from your home!

Bluebird Hill said...

I read this earlier today and I couldn't stop thinking and praying for ya'll.
I have been reminded lately that if he cares for the lillies of the field he cares for us so much more!
Emily

Sara said...

Carly--praying for you. Hope things start to look up. I know how hard a miscarriage can be, but it seems you have a strong faith that will get you through!

Kelly Kennedy said...

I've been thinking of you so much lately! SO sorry! Bless your heart!