we had such a great time in Arizona...we took in LOTS of sun, tons of ice water (I NEED my own ice machine!) a baseball game with the Angels vs. The Diamondbacks in an AIR CONDITIONED FIELD..hello...the way to go! a trillion applications of sunscreen, water-slide rides (not me or grandma!) Lazy River floats, good food, early morning golf, all in all, LOTS of good family time...here are a few photos from our trip..
and then of course we were all stuck to the tv once the news of Micheal Jackson's death surfaced. I must have said a 100 times "It is just so sad"
anyways...we decided to stay an extra day, checked out of the hotel on Sunday and headed to Grandma & Grandpa's house where sadly, but fortunately, I started to have a miscarriage.
I can say that now.
Even now, on Tuesday evening, as of just a few hours ago, all I did was cry, but I think I am starting to be okay, or at least starting to heal. Our entire families hearts are in pieces and it is going to take some time to be okay. I have to say that it is my FAITH that is carrying me through this, no, it is OUR FAITH that is getting US through this. As bad as I felt on Sunday...I found so much comfort being with my family at my mom & dad's house. My mom & John took care of me, my mom & Dad took care of all of us.
No matter how much I cry, go through the emotions, I have never, not once wondered why. I know why and although Ben asked if it was the one diet coke with Caffeine that I drank at Grandma's that did it, we are able to deal with the situation. WE just know that it was not in God's plan, at least for now. Jack has been such a big guy, just concerned for me and came to me on his own last night and reminded me that "it was not God's Plan" and then said "Just think Mom...the little baby is in heaven now!" (he said it with such a cute "oh goodie!" tone) Ben has been pretty devastated and that has made my heart hurt so much more but is starting to understand a little at a time.
John & I are so so sad. We "get" it, but up until Sunday, MANY of our conversations were about "This time next year" and watching all of the little one's in the water this weekend made us more and more excited....so that is part of the pain...not to say that we can not try again, but for right now, we need to heal, take time to pray and love, enjoy, embrace & be with our families right now.
Another test of faith..another part of the journey...another situation that needs to be shared even though it is very emotional for us right now. I pray that part of the healing is talking about it.
I know without even asking that you all will keep our family in your prayers...and for that, I thank you so much...but also keep the many many people that go through the sadness of miscarriage in your prayers. Even though there is much sadness, I still thank GOD for everything he continues to provide in our lives...