The last blog post was delayed due to my family’s travels. Not much has changed. We continue to seek to discern God’s will for the many decisions. Melanie is permanently in the hospital, until the situation changes or baby comes. We’re praying for some of the pre-term labor to reverse itself. We’re also praying that Baby’s position will change so that if labor does ensue, a natural child-birth will be allowed. And lastly, if labor does kick in, based on Baby’s current position, we’re at a very high risk for some cord issues/complications.
I know all this sounds complicated and it is. We have committed this child to the Lord and are crying out for Baby’s protection and sustenance. There are no signs that baby is in any way struggling, for that we are grateful. It’s just the parents that get a little weary.
We do sense God’s blessing and directing in a number of areas. A small example… for some reason, Melanie prayed on Sunday that I wouldn’t have to buy dinner. I’d not complained about purchasing dinner, in fact a few days before I had commented to her about how reasonable the hospital cafeteria was. As I was leaving the room to head down to the cafeteria the nurse met me in the hallway with an extra tray of food. Melanie was thrilled to see me walk back in, followed by the nurse with the tray of food. She also enjoyed the fact that we both had the same salad, and since I had just encouraged her to eat hers, she got to suggest I not skip mine. 🙂 I didn’t even know she had prayed.
The Lord also blessed the nursing home service Sunday. There have been a number of things we have experienced with this pro-longed hospital stay that allowed me to relate to the residents better. I desire to share from my heart with them when I preach and common/shared experiences help that.
God continues to bless in allowing Melanie’s spirits to remain up. Despite the uncertainty over the future, she remains cheerful. And, she’s enjoying the time with Baby Max, who tends to be an active little guy/gal. Her family is providing great support, even allowing me to keep up with my work.
We continue to be grateful for your prayer support. God is in control always, but situations like this make that fact very clear.