Tuesday, October 29, 2013

beauty{full}: the unexpected

Today I got put on bed rest. This was unexpected to me. You know who did not find this unexpected? God. You know what else was not unexpected by Him? The incredible out pouring of love and service from the wonderful community He has placed us in. This has been beautiful. And I am thanking God for the opportunity to see once again how deeply loved our family is.

I'm going to keep this short because I'm tired and the medication they put me on makes me more than a little bit dizzy, but I'm home (which is beautiful) and the contractions are under control and not moving towards labour (which is beautiful) and I have more help right now than I know what to do with (which is beautiful) and I was able to keep in great contact with the Man all through this (and that too was beautiful).

I just wanted you to rejoice with me. Because as much as we celebrated reaching 30 weeks yesterday, I want to celebrate reaching 30 weeks and 1 day with both twins still inside and the ability to be at home with my little men.

Please forgive the many double negatives included in this post and the general poor writing. I blame the tiny little yellow pill they're making me swallow every six hours. And while blaming it, thanking God for the unexpected chance to take said pill and thereby keep the twins in for a few more weeks (six, hopefully).

Thank you for your prayers for our family, and for rejoicing with us in God's sovereignty, modern medicine, the instantaneous communication provided by technology, and the joy of being home.

{If you're looking for the rest of this series, all the links can be found here. Thank you so much for joining with me this month.}


  1. Definitely bumping up the prayer coverage for you and so thankful you see the beauty in a hard situation! and that you have a strong group of friends/family that are surrounding you! love you and praying for you!!! :D

  2. Thinking of you Marian! I know what it is like to be in bedrest. I hope you have lots of people jumping in to take the boys for you and prepare meals and do laundry and all those menial tasks that you probably aren't supposed to be doing. Glad you are at home though and that you aren't moving towards labor! Yay. Each day I was on bedrest, we too were thankful for one more day before Sophia made her appearance. I hope for your sake you don't have to be on bedrest for the next six weeks, but I know you'll manage if you do! Try to focus on the forced relaxation rather than all the things that "aren't getting done" (at least not by you.) Praying for you, friend!

  3. Oh, dear. Grateful that, like you said, none of this was unexpected to the Father, and that you have people around to take care of you. Wish I could drop by and help with the boys and make you tasty things to eat and tell you to lie in bed with some great books. Praying for you and sending you extra hugs