I did not plan to post anything today, I don't know, didn't have much to say (I thought) but I was reading one of the blogs I follow, "Kelly's Korner"-I'm sure many of you have read her blog, she has thousands of followers. Anyways, I guess she gets a lot of prayer requests sent to her or she just follows blogs that it seems like really sad things happen. Almost everyday she is asking her readers to pray for this family or that family and she has the link to the blog, so naturally I read it and I'm sitting there bawling my eyes out for these poor families. It usually has to do with a baby- either dieing, or very sick or an adoption that goes wrong or something and you're probably thinking, well why would you want to read about that? I know Mike would say that, I can hear him now, "Adrienne, why on earth do you want to read about depressing stories of sick little babies, especially when you're pregnant!??" I don't know why I read them but these people do need prayers and it does make you wonder why so many awful things happen to good people but most of these families have a strong faith in God so they handle their situations with amazing grace. And I'm sure it brings people that maybe don't have faith in God come to believe in Him.
I guess it makes me realize that even though there are times that I think -could it get any worse?- I have so much to be thankful for. Not to say things in my life won't get worse or we won't have hard times, I mean I was naive enough to think since we had the whole ordeal with Ainsley we were pretty much good in the baby department and should not expect any other traumatic experiences, kinda like, we put in our time and now we were good to go. But reading about these families and how they handle their situations really makes me see how important I think it is to have faith that God has his reasons for everything. And of course we don't understand those reasons sometimes, especially when it involves a tiny baby or innocent child, but his ways are better than ours. So if you're looking to get some inspiration or just need to get a good cry out, hop over to "Kelly's Korner" one of these days and follow one of the many links to the blogs she posts about.
I do have small update on Bennett-saw the OB today and it looks like we will shoot for May 22nd for the c-section-it will miss my sister's birthday (May 23rd) by a day but the doctor said they usually don't schedule surgeries on weekends and if we want a cardiologist to be there it's better on a week day. I will start going every 2 weeks now, until I get to 32 weeks and then he feels to be safe, we will start the non-stress tests every week until delivery. This is where they hook me up to the monitors and see how many times Bennett kicks and monitor his heart rate. But his heart sounded good today and I'm measuring on track and thankfully the lovely nurse didn't say anything about my weight this time!:) Oh, how I hate being weighed when I'm pregnant!!