Tuesday, October 21, 2008

And God had other ideas

So, so much for my grand calendar of events.

I won't go into details, but I need to at least make note.

Insert into that post below a stop at the hospital to experience both the joy of learning that we would be parents of twins (yes, in me -- oh my goodness, a dream come true!) ... and the sadness of letting them go after only nine weeks.

I am recovering from surgery at home. I am sad, yet hopeful; in pain, but healing.

Jim and I know we will have the children God wants us to, both on earth, and on the other side of Heaven.

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret,
and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me.
~ Psalm 139:13-16

11 comments:

Mandie Lane said...

Monica, again, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you, my prayers are with you, and my heart hurts along with yours. I'm here for you- you have the number- take care.

xoxo,
Mandie

Kelly said...

Monica,

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying God's comfort for you both.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace

The Balsmeyer Family said...

Monica - first of all, don't be sorry about our phone conversation yesterday! My problems are insignificant in comparison. :( Secondly, you & your family are in our prayers always & you can reach me if & when you ever need to. *hugs* May you continue to feel God's peace & strength in this difficult time.

Michelle said...

Monica - I don't know what to say but that we will be praying for you and Jim. So sorry for you lost.

Angela said...

Oh, I'm so dreadfully sorry. You guys will be in my prayers.

Jennifer said...

Monica,
Please know that I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that I can do to help besides pray, please don't hesitate to ask!

Amy said...

Oh Monica! I am so so so sorry!

angie j l said...

Monica,
You, Jim and your family are in my prayers. I am sorry to hear about your terrible loss, but encouraged by your faith.

rosebud78 said...

Hi Monica, I'm so sorry about your twins. I wish I could be up there with you and just hang out on the couch with you, talk, and fix you some lunch of comfort food, and we could cry together. I hope you are recovering well (physically speaking) and I will call and check in on you this afternoon. Giant hugs and all my support in the world, Daina

Valerie said...

Monica -

I am so very sorry. I just saw something on the Nest, and I wanted to check in with you. Know that I'm thinking about you, and if you ever feel like talking - I'm here.

Val

Aunt Cathi said...

God makes wiser decision than we, so we must try to understand and trust him, not ask why.
I am so sorry for you both and can feel your pain of loss.I lost two by miscarriage and many people just didn't seem to understand my feeling of loss. God be with you and Jim
Love Aunt Cathi

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