Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Resting in the shadow

"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
--Psalm 91:1-2

For those who have been tracking along with my pregnancy, I wanted to post an update after our most recent appointment.

We unfortunately did not receive the news we were hoping for following my MRI (which was quite an intimidating procedure, I must say!) The MRI confirmed our specialist's concerns that I have a serious and rare placenta condition, and because of the high risks, I have been referred to Mayo Clinic. This is obviously quite scary. I had just been coming around to the idea of having the more moderate condition, and delivering in a city about an hour and a half from here. Mayo is a whole new ball game, and the emotional rollercoaster has certainly continued.

I will be having appointments in three different states (!) over the coming weeks, so that is a lot to contend with. Anxiety is never far from me, and it's certainly been an exercise of faith to continue submitting my fears to the Lord. Please pray for protection, for peace that passes understanding, and that I would not worry about the many unknowns and complicated logistics. We are grateful for your support!

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On a couple of blog matters, I should mention that this month my selected book is featured in my friend Carrie's Reading to Know book club. Click here to read my introduction.

Secondly, I've just wrapped up my third annual pantry challenge, so I hope to post some thoughts on that in the coming week.

11 comments:

Carrie said...

Ok. That is very good to know. Carrie, I will be praying fervently for you. For peace. For health for you and the baby. For all the details to fall into place in a way that you leaves you extremely confident that God is in control.

Watching for updates and praying!

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

I'm so sorry the news wasn't what you were hoping for. I'll continue praying for you and your little one. I tell people that pregnancy was the greatest lesson in trusting God that I've ever had. It's hard to rest in the Almighty when we're so scared, yet it's the only place to find peace in the midst of those fears. Take comfort in knowing you have so many people praying for you!

Wendi said...

Praying for you!

Christy said...

I'll be remembering you Carrie...your blog has been such a blessing. I lurk most of the time, but wanted to take the chance to let you know I'll be praying for you.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm praying, Carrie.

Speaky1013 said...

We are SO praying for you, my dear friend! Great verse you shared - God is FAITHFUL and GOOD!! Praying that you, by His grace, will rest in that truth.

Katie said...

Praying! May God comfort, protect, and bless with every detail of bringing your new little one into this world. Your faith challenges me! :)

MH in OH said...

I usually lurk, but want to wish you peace in the upcoming weeks of doctors' appointments. Sending you prayers.

Mom said...

Every baby is a miracle, of course -- but after complications at your birth, we thought of you as our miracle baby. Now you are facing even more serious complications surrounding the birth of your own miracle baby. We are praying, praying -- and will be there in a few weeks to love and support you in person. Love you, Mom

Kara K said...

Praying for a safe delivery!

Unknown said...

Hi Carrie. I'm so sorry about your news. I just wanted to let you know that the Mayo Clinic is fantastic. We experienced them last August with my father in law. They truly saved his life, when Memorial was writing him off. They did a fabulous job for him and you will be in good hands. You have lots of people praying for you. Janea