Saturday, March 12, 2011

A little news

I was so excited about writing this post! Today I was going to the doctors for my 12 week (although I was 13 weeks) prenatal visit!! Yay!!! I was going to announce it and share the good news (plus the reason I am so behind in posts and things - I had been feeling so sick!).....however, I don't get to write that post!
Instead, I have to write the post that says that when the doctor tried to find the heartbeat, he couldn't and after 3 ultra sounds, it was determined that our newest little family member had actually gone to live in heaven a few weeks ago. I had stopped feeling sick a few weeks ago and had worriedly called the doctor (as we had a similar experience before we had Channing) but they said not to worry, it was normal to stop feeling sick around that time.............sad of course that I'll never get to kiss those cute little toes and hear it's "little lamb" cry.....but rejoicing in the fact that right now, our precious baby is being held by its creator!! AMAZING!!!

Some cool things have happened today too......two people that know us but we're not particularly close to had randomly let us know that the Lord had asked them to pray for us today and they had! I am so glad for their willingness to listen to the Lord - for me, it just shows that God knew what a rough day this was going to be and He already had people praying for us!
Another very cool thing that happened is that I was sitting on my bed with Sully tonight and he pointed to my belly and said "baby"......so I said to him "the baby's gone to live with Jesus" and he VERY CLEARLY said "Jesus here!" and pointed right next to us - out of the mouth of babes!!!

I have to have surgery on Wednesday, so I'd appreciate some prayer for that. We also found out today that Sully has asthma! (what a day, I know!) so the first few treatments have been particularly traumatic for him.....please pray that he gets used to it and it gets a little easier.

61 comments:

Stephanie said...

OH Michelle! I am soooo sorry, but agree that it is awesome your sweet little one is in Heaven.

We will be keeping you in our prayers. Please take care.

Steph and Christopher

Anonymous said...

Oh Michelle, you amaze me!You know how I wish I could be there with you right now, but reading your blog I know that God has given you peace right now to get you through today and the next few days. Love you Mum

Anonymous said...

Oh Love, I'm sorry. lots of hugs and love, Donlata xxx

Anna said...

I 'm so sorry for your loss - I will be praying for your family. I know I've never commented before, but you are such a blessing to our homeschool with your printables.

Ali said...

I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Ali

Sippy Cup Central Mom said...

I have been praying for you and I am so sorry to hear your news. Your little one is in good and safe hands. May you take comfort in knowing others are praying for you family. Karen

The Gang's Momma! said...

Hey sweetie,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know it must be tough to walk through. I'm so glad that you two have each other and your boys to hug on and love on. Be very good to yourself right now, and take it slow and easy. I wish I lived closer - I'd come over and bring you a meal and something pretty to cheer your spirit. Give Mike a big hug and we'll be praying for you guys in this season. Love you bunches.

Cara said...

Michelle,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I've been through that several times, and it was heart-breaking each time. I absolutely admire your attitude, outlook, and faith. I'll keep you in my prayers this week as you head in to surgery.

My Garden of Eden said...

Michelle,

I am so sorry! I know what you are going through! What a great perspective you have! My prayers will be with you in the coming week. I love your stuff and will be featuring you tomorrow on my blog! Again I am sorry!

absees123s said...

I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Melanie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have been through that twice and I know how awful it is. I am thinking of you and praying for you.

My daughter also has asthma, and the treatments to do get better with time. It just takes a little getting used to.

Praying for you!!

Jackie Koll said...

I'm so sorry Michelle. I understand excactly what you are going through; I've been there - it read like my story. I'll be praying for you!!

Lindsay said...

OO I am so sorry to read this this morning! My prayers are with you and your family!

The Doyles said...

I am so sorry. Our prayers are with you.

Emily said...

I am praying the Lord will be your comfort! I am praying for your son as well for things to go more smoothy with the treatments. Keep the prayer requests coming!

Dianne said...

Michelle,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have been where you are several times. Your family will be in my prayers.

Sheri said...

Praying for you! I'm so sorry...

Annette W. said...

Michelle, I was so thrilled to read the first few sentences, and then surprised and humbled by your godly attitude as you shared your loss and GAIN.

May God continue to bless you...and praying for these days until Wednesday.

Mrs. Lutton said...

You are a strong brave woman. God be with you and yours.

Julie

ChellsenClan said...

So Praying for you and your family. I lost a baby too and it is so amazing how attached your get to them, But I know that heaven seems even sweeter to me now. Praying for you son and also for your surgury.
Kathey

Sigalit Chana said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the courage and transparency, and the way you glorified the Father in relaying the news with your readers. May He bless you with perfect peace!

Pam said...

I was both saddened and rejoiceful when I read your post. Only God can take a heartbreaking experience and turn it into blessings. May God continue to bless you and your family. I will be praying for you.

Debbie said...

You are an amazing woman! You are in my prayers and will continue to be. I know that God has special plans for you and your wonderful family. Take comfort in Him as you deal with your loss.
Blessings,
Debbie

Jenna said...

My thoughts are with you on this hard day.

Ana-Ingles360 said...

Dear Michelle
you and your family are in my prayers.
God is with you.
Blessings
Ana

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry Michelle! But what a testimony you are being with your positive attitude about it all! Thanks for being such a great example!

NYCecelia said...

Michelle,
This happened to me, too, and I did not handle it like you. NOTHING like you-- You are amazing. You know that your unborn child is with Jesus and someday you will be with them. My prayers are with you.
Cecelia

Gladys said...

Michelle,

I'm so sorry for your loss...and I am humbled and amazed by your strength. Know that you, your family, and your new little angel are in my prayers.
Blessings.

♥ Gladys
Once Upon a Time in First Grade

venus said...

You are amazing! The LORD is good and makes no mistakes. He loves you so much and unlike those who do no hear him, you received confirmation many times from our loving Father. Stay strong and continue listening. Sully like you can listen and how wonderful that he felt his presence. You will be in my prayers.

Rachelle said...

What a great outlook you have. You are such a strong women and very faithful! Prayers are going your way!!!!

-Rachelle

Jade =) said...

What a challenging time, but it sounds like your love of God is getting you through well. It is never easy to have a loss like this, but it does help to know our Creator loves us so much, and He is a great Comforter. Prayers are with you.

Lisa said...

How completely brave of you to post this. I've been through this myself 3 times and have one healthy and crazy 3 year old. And like many have said before me, did not handle it the way you have. You give me strength. Praying for you and your family.

Debbie said...

Michelle- Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family. May our Lord continue to wrap His love around you and that you may find peace through Him.

Anonymous said...

i have had the exact same experience. i only wish i had read this beforehand as i might have had a much better perspective on the situation. thank you for sharing and may the Lord continue to bless you and your family in mighty ways.

sandi said...

Michelle ~

May God grant you and yours the peace and healing only his grace can offer. May his LOVE continue to fill your heart and your example of him be carried into the many who are suffering. May God bless you for all you do for others and the leader you are to us all!!

God Bless,
Blessingsofmany@gmail.com <3 <3 <3

The Allgaiers said...

Sending prayers for you and your family. Although I do not *know* you, I am amazed by the example of great faith you have and share with others.

Jennifer

scrapcraft said...

So sorry for your loss. Also so nice to hear a lot of positive thoughts coming from a not so easy situation. You and your family will be in my prayers!

Dawn said...

I am so sorry. Not that I could ever claim to know how you feel, but we went through this before our first. It's tough, and I'm sure you'll shed many tears in the coming days. We'll be praying for you as you grieve and as you go through your procedure this week.

Jody said...

Michelle, I know you don't know me but I appreciate all that you share. I pray for comfort for you and your family.

Rachel said...

I am so sorry.

And so thankful that the God of all comfort is faithful.

(And especially thankful that you know Him!)

Praying for wisdom, for peace, for quick healing, and for skill and caring of your medical staff.

God is good.

Kylie said...

My thoughts are with you Michelle, I went through the same thing about 18 months ago

Alone in Holy Land said...

So very sory!
You're in my prayers...

Anonymous said...

Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Peace and comfort that can only come from Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Mama to 4 said...

I am sorry to hear about your loss. I love hoe you said your precious baby is being held by our Creator! When I had a miscarriage years ago I was angry with God, I unforunately turned my back on Him. I regret that phase of my life but when I see a woman of your faith it's so hopeful! May God deeply bless your family for your faith. Hugs!
♥ <>< Nicole

Jenny said...

Praying for you, your family, and your sweet baby in heaven!!

Mrs. Hicks@hicks-thealphabetgarden.blogspot said...

Michelle, I am so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I know you are comforted knowing your sweet baby is being loved and cared for by the Lord and that he will be awaiting you.

You do so much to inspire our teaching and you give so generously of yourself. Thank you for the way you allow the Lord to use you to do His work in helping with so many of His children.

I will be praying,
Julie

Shannon said...

Michelle, I'm so encouraged by your heart and that you can rejoice that your baby is with Jesus!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Michelle-

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your angel will be watching over you during your surgery and always!

Please take care of yourself. Peace be in your heart.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Warmly,
Kerri

Julie said...

I am so sorry to hear this!! I wish I had great words of comfort for you but I will be praying for you and your family!!!

phasejumper said...

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

Jodi said...

Oh Michelle, this doesn't seem like "little" news at all....Like everyone else, I'm so sad this happened to your family. We walked the same road in December...like you, I had to blog about it. I hope you can take comfort that you don't walk this path alone. I've never met you, but tonight, I'll be lifting you up. I found it surprising how our loss would kind of hit in me waves. You already know Jesus is in your boat with you, (LOVE that comment from your son!), but it doesn't always make the storm go away.

Elise said...

Michelle, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family. Your faith is inspiring. You will not be far from my thoughts.

Judy said...

A newbie to your blog. Sending much love and prayers for you and your family. I went through exactly the same thing. 2 miscarriages and we finally had our baby boy.

Hugs

Judy

God's Most Precious said...

Michelle -
I know we do not know each other, but I can say that I do understand. I had two miscarriages and before my newest blessing, my daughter of 6 months went to be with the Lord. At the time I didnt question but I wished so badly to have her, mainly because she is my first and only daughter. But the Lord, because He is so GOOD, had the perfect plan for my family. So a year later He allowed me to become pregnant again and I had my 3rd boy in Oct.
So I just want to say God's plan is perfect and wants what is best for us. The last thing I said to my daughter was to choose which parent she wanted (though of course she didnt know how too!) but I am content and at peace she chose the BEST PARENT - OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!! I know that when I get to heaven I will have 3 of my children, that I never could really be with, waiting for me to show me around!! And so will you!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT - THEY ARE IN HIS GLORY ALREADY!!!
So I will be praying for you and yours.
Blessings to you always
Love
Monica

Dawn said...

Thinking of you today, and praying that all goes well...

Deb Chitwood said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your beautiful message of faith. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

God's Most Precious said...

Hi Michelle -
I hope all went well today...God bless you and yours... will continue to pray...
Monica

Ana said...

Hi Michelle,
just to know how are you. God be with you and your family.
hugs
Ana

Andrea said...

I don't know how I missed this post. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I know it's not an easy time for you and please know I am thinking of you
Huge, huge virtual hugs

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

Oh, Michelle, I am just catching up on your blog. I just want to give you a great big hug! So glad surgery went okay, and I just have to tell you how amazing you are to have such a positive outlook in the midst of such a tough, touch time! You are incredible!

Sara said...

Michelle, praying for you now and sending hugs your way!