Monday, June 13, 2011

Watch what you ask for

Sorry I've been quiet on this front.  Last week was pretty intense.  I had all these intentions and everything came to a screeching halt.  I had big lists for Rite-Aid, CVS, and Giant Eagle.  I was going re-stock after my awesome garage sale the weekend before (hopefully a post on that later).

Well our carpenter came over Wednesday night and told us he was basically ready to start working on our addition whenever we were.  Um... ok.  So early Thursday morning we headed to a local business to have plans drawn up and order our prefab walls and whatnot.  Thursday afternoon I had my 18 week ultrasound and found out we are having a GIRL!  I was torn with excitement and dread.  Not sure if many of you know that I had a very hard time following the birth of my daughter.  She cried all the time, never slept (and I mean never), and just was not an enjoyable baby.  She honestly wanted nothing to do with me the first year of her life except to nurse and then she wanted her daddy and no one but her daddy would do.  It was a struggle.

Then we got home Thursday night after spending all day trying to figure out if we could even afford to the do the addition and got a phone call that my gram has an enlarged heart and possible Lupus.  Will be going for a heart catherization next week to do some test work on the heart.  That was a blow I was not expecting.

I had also been asking for God to show us if we should move forward with our addition.  The addition includes an area that we had intentions to make available if my gram, my parents or my in-laws ever needed a place to stay as they got older. .........  next time I won't ask for such an obvious sign.  So I had 36 hours that were intense - very intense and overwhelming.  But God is faithful and will see us through all of these bumps and road blocks. 

1 comment:

  1. Aw Jess, lots of love, prayer, and hugs headed your way. Answers come in an assortment of blunt and not-so-blunt ways!