...about those I have been asking you to pray for. I just can't thank you enough for agreeing in prayer with me for these friends and family members! I never dreamed that this "blog world" would be such a place of support and people I could count on when I started blogging 2 1/2 years ago! Thanks!
Update #1... just found out some sad news...
Becky (a friend of a friend who is pregnant and having some spotting last week)...
Becky ended up in the emergency room last night and lost her baby. Please pray for her.
Cooper, my friend's dog.
Check out Amy's blog here for some amazing post of how Cooper is actually pulling through! What a miracle this puppy is...she was literally on death's door last week, and now it looks like God is healing her body! Her red blood cells, which were so low and not regenerating, are actually coming back now, and she is slowly gaining strength! What a miracle! I'm so thankful that God is allowing Dusty and Amy more time with their precious puppy. It's amazing how God can take these most difficult times in our lives, and grow us in the midst of them. I've experienced this in my own life so many times, and I'm thankful that God remains faithful, even when the realities of life seem to be hopeless. God is good!
My sweet Gram!
God has continued to do miracles in my sweet Gram's body. After the last two months of ups and downs with her health, with many times where we were preparing ourselves to say goodbye to her here on earth, she is actually doing amazingly well! My mom was even able to come home last week, after 2 months out in California!! Grandma is in the rehab facility that is at the assisted living place where she has lived for the last 6 years. She is able to do so many more things for herself, and has even been doing rehab on her hip twice a day! She even challenged one of her friends to a rehab bike 'race' last week during therapy! Not what you'd expect to hear going on with an almost 90 year old woman who has spent the majority of the last few months in ICU!! Praise Jesus! She is willing to put in the hard work of recovery, for as long as God has her here still to do His work on Earth. Seriously, my gram is an angel, and an example to me and everyone around her of how to live a life FULLY devoted to God. I'm so thankful and grateful that God has given us some extra time with her! Thanks for all your prayers!
and an update on me...
Everything is still going well! I just LOVE being pregnant!!! I'm really looking forward to the next sonogram on Tuesday. I can hardly wait to see my sweet babies again! I have really been feeling like my uterus is growing this weekend. Even though the babies are only about 1 inch long right now, since there are two, I'm definitely seeing a faster growth of my tummy than I did with Jonathan! I compared my tummy now at 8 1/2 weeks to my pregnancy with him, and I look like I did when I was 10-11 weeks with him! Amazing!! I even broke out the maternity jeans last week, to be extra comfortable while I was giving some tests at school, and on Friday I was miserable when I tried to go back to regular jeans, even with a rubber band on the button! I was thinking it was all in my head, since now I knew I was going to grow faster, but I guess I am just going to have to pull out the maternity clothes earlier! And that's fine by me! =) I've had so many wonderful friends give me and let me borrow maternity clothes--what a blessing! Justin is very thankful too!
What a miracle every single day is. I wake up, and my first thoughts are, "I am actually pregnant! And there TWO babies!!" It still is just the most amazing thing to me! I'm so thankful!!
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!!