Saturday, February 7, 2009

Rest For The Weary

Well-- Rachael was really crampy this afternoon. And she did not sleep well again last night. By the time mom left the hospital this evening the cramping was under control. They did TKM, she drank a bunch of Hydralate and they warmed up a lavender pillow for her back. We are thinking she may have gotten a little dehydrated.

She's weary of that hospital room and on a gorgeous day like today it's even harder to remain so cooped up. I wish her window in her room could open to allow in some fresh air, but I don't think it can.

The lady next door to her had her twins a couple of days ago. She had a cerclage and had been there since before Christmas. The babies were born at 31 weeks. Rachael doesn't know any details other than that they are in the NICU. Rachael could hear their little heart beats everyday through the wall whenever their momma was on the monitors. She said she knew something was happening because there was a lot of commotion in the hall outside her door that day-- so she asked a nurse.

Keep praying for Rachael to be able to live at peace in the moment and take it a day at a time. If she looks ahead at how long she may be there it's overwhelming. She is so grateful to have come this far and wants to go much further, but that does not change how challenging it is to be in this situation.

Father we pray for grace for Rachael. And that her body would "peace be still". And that she would sleep well tonight and every night!

This scripture is for me too-- Rachael! (-:

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden light." Matt. 11:28-30


1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachael! Just wanted to send a greeting of love from the Bratchers. We have all been praying for you so much. Even when it is Reece's turn to pray, she doesn't forget you and Jimmie, as she prays "Please help Miss Rachael keep her baby in her tummy."

    Just today at worship, you were again announced as so many keep posted on your situation through this great blog that Amber has been so sweet to keep up :) (Thanks, Amber!) One lady who doesn't have access to the internet, and was touched to the point of tears to hear about your situation. I know that she will be praying, too! :)

    There will be ups and downs, as there always are in life... but keep remembering the Lord's hand and healing touch. Where you are today is only because the Lord has allowed it to be so. We are thankful that He is sovereign.

    So, I am not very good about writing things like this, but wanted to let you know that you are on our hearts, in our minds, and sent up to the Lord in our prayers. Hang in there... we will keep praying!