God is so awesome! We went for our sonogram this week and oh my goodness . . . It's A Girl!!!!! A healthy 13 oz. baby girl. We are all so excited! I still feel great, I do get worn out faster than I did with my other pregnancies and feel a few more pains than before but for the most part I feel really good. I only seem to suffer from indigestion when I overeat. Overeating now days just simply means to eat a "normal" meal.
I bought one of those support belts. Well I know that it helps but it doesn't stay put. I finally get aggravated as it travels up my back and begins to poke me (the velcro) and snatch it off. So when I wear it it's okay. Maybe I need to invent a comfortable support belt that stays where you need it to. I'll get right to work on that in my spare time!
We have been running wide open. Any of you know that with a house full of children things can tend to stay in full swing 24/7. We've had strep throat and ear infections and we are almost done with our medicine and on our way to being fully recovered.
My precious grandmother went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 15 around 11 PM. Me, my husband and other family members camped out in the waiting rooms and took turns caring for her and loving on her from Saturday when she arrived by ambulance until her battle was won. Our loss is surely Heaven's gain. She was a treasure and a gift from God to our family and those in our community. She will be missed but I have peace in my heart and am comforted by the fact that I know without a doubt that she is in Heaven and I will be with her and my amazing papa again someday with no more pain and no more sorrow.
On the way home from the hospital we passed by a church that had a scripture listed on the sign. God spoke to my heart and said,"look it up," having a Bible in the seat next to me I started thumbing through. The scripture listed was Revelation 21:4 and the sign read, "No more tears." I found it and started to read, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." The scripture before that speaks of heaven which is where I knew my granny was at now. I thank God for his word and how it is all that I need it to be. Whatever I am facing he knows all about it and he not only speaks to my heart but he speaks to me through his word. God is SO awesome! I pray that you trust in him to be your everything this week!
I dedicate this journal to the precious loving memory of my grandmother, Juanita Futch Allen 8/6/1930 - 7/15/2010.