Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Redeeming love

There is always a "bright side," a "silver lining," to every trauma and tragedy. At the very least, there is a lesson to be learned, or something to bring away from a situation to make one better.

Here are the things I am thankful for from Sunday, in no particular order:

  • that our annual trip to Jerry and Nikki's was altered; I would have been in the car, 2 hours from home, when I started hemorrhaging
  • that I have such a wonderful obgyn. Dr. G rushed to my side to perform surgery, even though he had the flu. He hugged me, told me I was one of his girls, and that he'd make it all better. Platitude of course, but so nice to hear in the moment.
  • that my dad was over for dinner when I started bleeding and knew enough to rush me to the ER
  • that my in-laws had to "just stop by," and that they were there for us to leave Seth with
  • that Jim returned back home safely and in time for my surgery, as he was out of town when the hemorrhaging began
  • for my friend Daina -- she has been through this hell and back multiple times, and she has been a great source of comfort.
  • that there was a girlfriend only 15 minutes away who was available to hold my hand; she helped me through my first lost, and sadly, through these losses, too.
  • that the pregnancy was not ectopic. I know that an ectopic could have had more devastating results.
  • that my ER tech was able to start my IV with no issues. I HATE getting IVs.

Today, I am sad. Heartbroken. But I am also thankful.


The Balsmeyer Family said...


Stacy D said...

Praying for you Monica....

Angela said...

Oh, that is God working indeed!! I, too, *hate* getting IVs and no one ever has luck getting one in me. So I can totally appreciate that one!
I am so sorry for your losses. Hugs and prayers!

Brandi Bee said...

Wow. Such news. So sorry to hear about this. I've heard of others that have miscarried twins. I wonder if its harder for you body with twins. VERY VERY sorry for you loss. God be with you and your family. Lots of love!!

rosebud78 said...

I'm so glad I can have been of comfort. And I'm so glad you're moving closer and we can get together more often! I hate that you had to go through much. Hugs, D.

Amy said...

I'm sorry to hear you are having to find the silver lining in moments like this although I admire the fact that you are able to do so!

Praying for you, girl!

this blessed nest said...

How truly inspiring you are to be able to write a post like this after what you & your family have been through. My heart is heavy for you. Will be praying for you, my new blogging friend.