Friday, February 18, 2011

WHEELCHAIR RIDE PRIVILEDGES:)


MY BUDDY JO AND I:) I THINK THE DAYS ARE ARRIVING WHEN I WILL HAVE TO START LOOKING INTO SOME ANTI-AGING CREAM... OH MY THE WRINKLES UNDER THOSE EYES:) YIKES! WILL ALMOST 8 WEEKS ON BED REST DO THAT TO YOU?? I THOUGHT IT WOULD DO THE OPPOSITE:)


AS GREG AND I SAT WHILE THE KIDS RAN AROUND, WE WERE BOTH REMARKING ON HOW MUCH TALLER ANNA HAS GOTTEN... WHERE DID THE LITTLE GIRL GO???



SWEET PRECIOUS BROTHERS... JUST WAITING TO WELCOME ANOTHER...


LOUIS AND TOOTS:)

YAY, The big news this week is that I got wheelchair privileges...(I know not such big news... which means it has been a quiet week... Praise God!!) Basically now I can 2 times a day go for wheelchair rides around the hospital or even outside.... ahhhhh... it has been so nice!!



I love being outside... honestly when we had the last BIG snowstorm I was dying to put on some boots and head out for a long walk in the snow. I really don't think that I have ever been inside for this many days in a row. I am not at all complaining... I am right where I need and want to be for now:)

It is funny though... whenever I have visitors that is usually one of their questions, what am I doing to keep busy? and How am I doing in here for so long away from the kids and Greg? Honestly, that again has totally been the grace of God. I know this will sound crazy, but it hasn't been bad at all and the time is really passing by quickly. (Probably a whole lot more quickly for me than for Greg:) I am used to being with my kids pretty much 24/7 so really, I thought I would be going crazy. I have had a few brief moments where I have thought, I don't think I can be away from them or locked up here for another minute... But quickly I remind myself that in the big picture it really is for such a short time and that the Lord will carry us through this time, with hopefully great memories and Lord willing a good outcome in the end. So all in all, it hasn't been bad at all... I think He is blessing me with some quiet which I know will be a rarity for the next 18 years of life after I leave here:) (I can't wait for that:)

My in-laws arrived safely. They all came for a visit yesterday and we took a walk just outside the hospital to a sort of park like area where we took the pictures above. The kids ran around and it was gorgeous out... For me, it was such a treat to see the kids run and play. In the hospital room, it is controlled play and poor Hope, just can't really get all the wiggles out in here, so it was really fun to have a change of scenery together:)

Speaking of Toots:) , She is 2 today. I believe they are all going to bring up a cake this afternoon and we will celebrate her precious life together this afternoon. It will be so different than last year when there was so much wondering and hoping that she would be ours. Ahhhh... Praise be to God for how that all worked out.

This week I found out some interesting info on the outcome for the whole reason why her adoption was held up for so long and why there were so many delays and court dealings. I was glad to get this info as it is finally some sort of closure on that end, but at the same time it does leave me wondering for her safety and even the rest of us at times. But, that being said, I have to continually put her life into God's hands and trust Him with what He has in store for her and us. (Not always easy as we all know:)

LOOKING FORWARD TO CELEBRATING SWEET BABY GIRL TODAY... AND ALL THE OTHER SWEET LITTLE BLESSINGS HE HAS GIVEN TO ME:)

4 comments:

Tonya said...

I know you loved getting out in the fresh air and sunshine! I think you look great!

Hey, just a thought. While Greg's parents are here, you should get a family picture of you, Greg and the kids. And you should post it so we can see that sweet Levi growing inside of you! :)

Praying every day.

Happy Birthday to that Toots of yours!

Love,
Tonya

Stacy@hiswaynotmine said...

I think you are absolutely stunning! I am praising God with you for the "wheelchair privileges,' the time with your hubby and children, the fresh air and birthdays celebrating such milestones! And that God has brought Levi and you to almost 34 weeks! Yeah!!!

Have fun celebrating today.

Much love,
Stacy

Rachel said...

Sara -
I have been reading your posts, but just can't find the time to comment these days. I have a box of clothes all ready to send you. I actually took it to the post office on Friday, but brought it back home with me after they chastised me for using the wrong kind of tape. Because the line was long, I just brought it home to retape, rather than trying to do it there. I hope to get it in the mail this week - as soon as the storm that's rolling in passes. I forgot to mention in the note inside that it's all clean (washed in Biokleen free and clear detergent, but after being sent through the mail, it may need to be washed again.) Use what you can and do whatever you wish with it after. I still kept stuff that I just could bear to part with for sentimental reasons.

Continuing to pray for you and Levi!

Marc said...

Sara-
I continue my daily prayer for God's grace to just blanket you. That you feel his peace surround you. You are beautiful. A few weeks ago you wondered how far you would make it. 34 weeks. This baby is a fighter and so are you. Relax enjoy your quiet time. It will go quickly and you will be outside running around with little ones again.
Praying with you,
Cheryl