Monday, October 1, 2007

Ups and Downs

It's been a busy and good, albeit hard week.

Since I wrote the last blog about my friend's husband dying, that's pretty much consumed my thoughts. That may be why I've had a tremendous headache off and on for the last week. I've never had headaches like these, where they actually wake me up in the night. It ruined all my plans for today, and I think I'm going to the doctor tomorrow to see what to do. So, if you wouldn't mind, please petition to Lord to give me a clear path to healing, or supernaturally heal me Himself...if it's His will.

Anyhow, some good news is, my beautiful little sister is here to visit. Maribelle, Mari, Meme are all her names around here. She came in last Sunday for a 3 week stay. While things haven't gone according to plan, she's been quite the trooper and has been a great help to me this week. The first night she got in, she said she wondered if Chance even remembered her. He took care of any fears immediately, by wanting to sit in her lap no matter what she was doing all evening. And Charlie has loved having an audience. Chance has even developed "Meme anxiety" where he cries if she walks out of the house.

My beautiful sister

And some more good news is my other little sister Anna, who happens to be 3 weeks younger than Maribelle, just had her first baby. I've mentioned her before, with my photos of her all cute and pregnant. She had an almost 9 pound beautiful baby boy named William. I had planned on spending lots of time holding my new nephew, but the boys were cranky while we were at the hospital, and other plans have gotten in the way. They're home and doing well now, and I can't wait to get back to Austin to hold that precious boy some more!

New nephew!

And finally, we went to the visitation and funeral for my friend. It was so sweet in the way it honored him, and everyone truly reflected who he was. His baby girls are both doing well now, other than the almost-2-month old having a broken arm. His wife is holding up as well as can be expected. I was encouraged by how many people who are coming around to support her. I hope that continues for a long time... About the funeral Chuck said he thought that was probably the saddest he'd ever been to. Considering we've attended funerals for youth who'd committed suicide, along with our loved ones in their older ages, that's a pretty big point. It was the saddest because, as I said in my last post, it just doesn't make sense that he should die in that way, at that time in his life. And while I know he's in Heaven praising God, it's his sweet wife and kids that we hurt so much for. But I know that the Lord and lots of time will help them heal.

And while that was the big downer this week, I did have one more happy thing happen: I finally started to feel the baby move! That's a comforting thing in and of itself. I'm 16 weeks, which means we could see if it's a boy or girl now...but my doctor wants to wait until 20 weeks. The anticipation is really killing me this time!

16 weeks and counting

And finally, one funny story. Charlie was talking on the phone to Granny when he said, "My Chance is all grown up now, so I'm gonna have another baby. This time I'm having a baby sister." LOL I have no idea where he comes up with this stuff. ;)

Laughing at brother

1 comment:

Angie said...

Comment from Melony:

I will continue to pray for you Angie and your family. I will keep Aleisha in my prayers too! Please take care of yourself. God bless you and I'll see you and Maribelle tomorrow, God-willing! :)