Today Blake and I were driving and I noticed the sun peaking through the clouds. It was pretty and I just took it in. Then I thought how you really can't often look straight at the sun like that.
It was cool how I could look straight at it because the clouds were blocking most of it. It was just beautiful.
Then I thought about life and how often we miss so much of God's presence until things get "cloudy". Then all of the sudden we feel Him so heavily in our hearts and our lives. It's like the poo of life even brings glory to our Father. He is always there walking with us, but it's during those times of deep pain that we see Him most vividly.
Let me explain.
Friday night Blake and I were watching a movie. It was a sad movie, but Blake and I were enjoying our cuddle time and just being together. At 9:45 my phone recieved a text. It was C and she said, "Just thought I should let you know my water broke"
We immediately jumped up and called her. We planned to meet each other at the hospital. We called our family and were shaking with excitement. Blake's parents came up to stay with the kids since they were out, and we went to the hospital to meet C. She labored for almost 12 hours and delivered sweet Kennedy Kate @ 8:17 am. She is perfect and weighed 7 lbs 8oz and is 20 inches long and has a full head of black hair..yes more hair than Sadie!!!
I was there during the entire delivery and even got to cut the umbilical cord! I bawled when she came out and gave us the most beautiful cry. It really was a perfect delivery and things couldn't have gone better.
Then late afternoon yesterday after we were moved to the post partum unit, things changed drastically. We ended up leaving the hospital without Kennedy. I don't want to share details with the whole world about what happened, but I do want to ask for your prayers. The girls will be discharged tomorrow. Please pray that C's choices will be respected and that baby can come home with us. I am so sorry for not giving more info, just know that our hearts are broken that this is not looking so hot. And in this, we want to protect Kennedy, C and everyone involved.
We are praying that we can continue to show the love of Christ to C and her family. We pray they have already felt that love. We will keep everyone posted and truly appreciate all of your love and support.