That's the word that has been circulating around our home for a couple of weeks. Poor Abby had it first and worst. She had a bad ear infection which led to severe hives from the antibiotic. She was miserable, and we were miserable. I felt so bad for her.
During her sickness, Laney was feeling not-so-hot too, but we can only attribute it to a virus. Then, just as they got better, I got it. The flu, that is. It was awful. And the whole time, (well, ok, not the WHOLE time) but a lot of the time I was thinking about single parents. How in the world do they survive? Without Tony (and Hayleigh) it could have been ugly. And my wonderful mama let me call and cry to her when I felt my worst! THANK YOU, Jesus, for giving me the support system I need when I feel puny!
Rob and Ally go to two doctor appointments tomorrow. The specialist, and their OB. They are officially 23 weeks today. The latest is that baby Junebug is a fighter. With more and more limited space, this baby is proving space is a matter of interpretation! He (yep, I think it's a he) has been on the move. He moves, has hiccups, and is practicing sucking his thumb/hand. He has a strong heartbeat (161 at last appointment) and Rob has been able to feel the baby move! Ally said he has been kicking like crazy!
And his parents still continue to amaze me. Ally is providing a safe and loving place for him to hang out. Rob is being a good daddy and keeping Ally happy, and loving on little Bug as much as he can from outside the party. And they're still keeping their focus on Jesus. They're feeling the prayers (thank you!). And they're so stinkin' sweet (here's where I cry) because on their blog, they continually ask for prayers for the rest of us. Thye ask for support for the aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas. They are SO selfless! It makes me bawl. Thinking of others, when I would be so consumed within myself.
So, please. Today, and tomorrow, chat with God. Ask for His grace and peace for them. Ask Him to provide ultimate understanding and knowledge for the doctors. Ask for Junebug to remain strong, stress-free, and away from its umbilical cord. And ask Him to provide a miracle, in a big way. That specifically, little Junebug's kidneys produce some life-saving fluid.
We serve a mighty God! His fingerprint has been written all over Junebug's story. Thank God!
Monday, February 21, 2011