I’m not going to lie.
The last 10 days have been some of the toughest I have ever experienced.
The not knowing is the hardest…
But that’s where faith begins.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
As we cling to our faith – trusting that the things we don’t understand and can’t control are in His good and perfect hands – we persevere.
And we realize that along the way God brings little blessings that keep our hearts encouraged in that promise.
1. HOSPITAL APPLE JUICE
Me holding two little apple juice cups in the maternity ward’s kitchen at the hospital.
I raided that fridge for apple juice several times a day.
Usually I stick to drinking water.
But man, when I have C-sections, those little cups of apple juice taste sooooooo amazing.
2. AN AWESOME BREAST PUMP
With the Happy Buddy, I never pumped – never used a bottle.
Quite honestly, I was terrified of the idea of pumping and nipple confusion, etc., etc.
So naturally I had thought I would just do the same thing with the Happy Baby.
But it would seem that the Lord wanted to use our present situation to teach me!
And I am so grateful because I got to learn everything about pumping at a hospital with lactation specialists and super nice nurses.
Not to mention the fact that two of my sweetest friends went out and bought me an amazing pump the first day we knew I’d need one.
3. GREAT WORSHIP TUNES
I have learned that I cannot walk through a difficult thing without surrounding myself with worship music.
“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:14
This album by Kari Jobe has encouraged my heart tremendously over the last few weeks.
Especially the song “Savior’s Here.” You can check the song and lyrics out HERE.
4. FRIENDS/FAMILY WHO CAN DRIVE
When you have a C-section, one of the stinky outcomes is that you are not allowed to drive for at least two weeks.
This little rule has been testing me!
I keep wanting to hop behind the wheel in the middle of the night to go see my little buddy.
But God has provided several different family members or friends who have graciously offered to cart me back and forth from the hospital.
Yesterday during our visit the nurse asked the Happy Hubby if he wanted to do some skin-to-skin with the Happy Baby.
I immediately turned to my man and commanded, “TAKE YOUR SHIRT OFF!” :-)
Our little guy was so content snuggled up with his hero. It did my mommy heart some good to see that!
Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement.
The doctors are still trying to figure out a diagnosis for the Happy Baby, as it wasn’t what we originally thought.
“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD.”