Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lots of catching up to do.

I've been a bad blogger lately haven't I? Big things are happening and I haven't been keeping up. I can make excuses and tell you why I've been so busy and you'll probably forgive me. Thank you muchly! =) But I also want to make sure I document this time so that one day my family and I can look back and see all that God has brought us through. His plan is for our good and one day we be able to see that clearly.

I wasn't even going to mention this next part but it is part of my story and so I'm going to go ahead. We have to jump back a few weeks though. Mother's Day of this year ended up being similar to our Mother's Day two years ago in that we found out we were expecting a baby! The baby from two years ago of course is our precious, cranky, lovable Ethan. It felt like perfect timing, as the Lords timing always is. We were excited and the thoughts started flowing, "maybe it's a girl!" Elijah's reaction when we told him was "But we already have Ethan!" =)
For some reason that we don't know i miscarried the baby in May. Hence that week long absence from the blog. We feel blessed to have been the mommy and daddy on this earth if only for a few weeks. Since we've decided to let the Lord plan our family size and He gave us this baby in His timing it's easy to trust Him. I think if we'd been working, planning and trying to have a baby then it would have felt like God took something from us that we earned, deserved or belonged to us. Each of our children, born or unborn, was given to us from and belongs to the Lord and He can do with them what He knows is best.

Then we came to FL for part of our summer break. Geoff was planning on being here for a week and then spending some time in Northern Ireland visiting our family and sending church over there. They boys and I were to stay here at mom an dads. I was not looking forward to saying goodbye for four weeks! The closer the time came the greater the dread grew.

My dear mom was still having trouble with blood clots and we were glad to be able to be here and be a help around the house. A cyst was found on an ovary during testing for the clots. They are  concerned it is cancer and the only way to know for sure if it is or not is to do surgery and take it out.

When we found out mom was having surgery and both Geoff and I didn't feel right about him leaving we decided to cancel his trip to N.Ireland and stay the summer with us. Phew! A weight seemed to lift right off my shoulders! A praise is that we were able to get a full refund on his ticket too!

Monday she was admitted to the hospital. Today is the day my mom is having her surgery. A few hours from now we will know better what we are dealing with.

Mom is tired. She wasn't able to get a good nights sleep last night.

We so appreciate your prayers. Whether it is good or bad news we hear today doesn't change who God is. He is still good. In fact He already knows the outcome of today's surgery. We can trust Him.

Well, thanks for listening to me ramble on here.

Love you all and thank you for your support!


simplebeauty said...


You and your family are in my prayers. May God give you peace and wisdom in this time.

Becky K. said...

Having just blogged our own family crisis I understand you wanting to preserve the moments. It is also good that others can know your heart and be seeking the Lord's Will in your behalf. Your mother has been in our prayers and now with this new information regarding the baby you have so recently lost you will be also lifted before the throne with this in mind.

Becky K.

Shonni said...

I am so sorry about the loss.
And I will be praying for your mom today!!!

Moya said...

You are all in my prayers.

Brittany Ann said...

I just can't wait to see you in less than two weeks and talk about all this:) I love you to pieces, my dear friend!

Anonymous said...

my heart goes out to y'all...i hope everything goes well for your mother and you.
Esther Clay

Barbie said...

I got in here late. Praying you heard a Good Report today. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Melissa, I am so sorry for all that you and your family have been going through, I am so glad though Geoff was able to stay with you as we really need our husbands right by our sides and I can imagine how much you were dreading him leave, we will be remembering you all in prayer. I trust God will give you all the grace and comfort as he has promised to us his children.

Joanne xo

Mrs.Rabe said...

Oh Sweetheart! I am sorry about your loss...your thoughts about letting God plan your family and how you might have felt if you had been trying, is so wise. I am so proud of you guys.

Praying as always for the family!

Randi Troxell said...

i am SORRY for your loss... and you mom and your family will certainly be in my prayers...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, I don't know how I missed this! I want you to know that I am so sorry about your miscarriage. That is such a tough thing to undergo, and I know that your concern about your mother is weighing heavy on your heart. I hope and pray that she is healed and that there is no problem there. That is my fondest prayer for y'all.

I had to go out of town yesterday, and I got back today. I'm so glad I checked in.

Sending you warm hugs...