This past week has been a roller coaster!
Last Saturday, I was in Athens, GA for Abby's first shower! It was such a blessing to be shown sooooo much love! Not only did Abby get a lot of her essentials, but I got to reconnect with some great college friends! I'll post pictures when I get them (cough, cough, Brooks). :)
Then last Sunday, Nick got ordained at my home church, JFBC. I have never been so proud of Him! While he is still on the job hunt, the ordination service was such an encouragement!
That next Monday, I had lunch with my sister and mom and then headed back to Lexington. The next day, our house was put on the market! So far we have had a lot of traffic and mentions of offers but nothing concrete yet. The Lord will provide.
And then there was yesterday. Before heading to GA, I had been sick and saw my OBGYN. My blood pressure was up and he became worried about preeclampsia. Preeclampsia happens to a pregnant woman when the placenta doesn't think it's getting enough blood. In turn, it raises the blood pressure everywhere else in the body which can hurt my kidneys, liver, and brain. The only treatment is delivering the baby. The problem is that the mom could get sick really fast and little Abby is still premature (31 weeks). Scary, right?
So yesterday, I went to the doctor again and my blood pressure was up again, and so that plus my blood work being off last time made my doctor want to admit me to the hospital for 48 hours to do more tests! yikes! But the Lord was in control.
So nick and I scrambled home, packed our bags, dropped off the dog, ate some CrackerBarrel :) and headed to the hospital. We saw the high risk Obgyn who ran more tests. During all this, our friends and family were praying, calling, and visiting. And guess what? No preeclampsia and no more hospital time! I was sent home last night with no restrictions!
This week has been profound proof of the Lord working in our lives and even little Abby's life. Every day is a gift from the Lord. Everyday is a day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. In this past week, all of our major life stressors (Nicks job search, selling our home, and pregnancy complications) were brought up, but we remained faithful in trusting that the Lord would show His glory and we were not disappointed! The Lord is faithful and that's reason enough to rejoice no matter what the day brings!