Where do I begin? I can’t thank everyone enough for all the nice comments, encouragement, prayers, e-mails and support that have been sent my way since this post last week. I really was nervous to share it all – but somehow just saying that we were having a baby left so much out!
I kept waking up during the night, thinking about how I was going to tell everyone. After several nights, I finally got up and just wrote it all down. Shortly after posting it, the comments starting coming in. I couldn’t believe how many people were praying for us. I also couldn’t believe how many people had already sensed that something was up and had started praying for me without even knowing what was going on – Even though most of us have never even personally met. It just goes to show, that quilters are some of the best people around! (You too knitters, crafters and other blog readers!)
Joel and I have read each and every comment, and even though I can’t send each of you a personal e-mail, please know that your encouragement has meant so much to us. We have been blown away! I know I will go back to these comments in the future and reread everything that has been shared. It’s amazing how many people have been on similar journeys or know someone who has been through this. We feel for those who have been through a similar process. We are excited to continue on in this journey. I am grateful that the (evil) drugs are now out of my system and I am feeling more like myself. It is getting easier to forget all of the past year and just be happy for today and the future.
On a lighter note, Joel and I also enjoyed reading about how many of you got the Gandalf reference in my story. Who knew quilters were into fantasy novels! It sounds like many of you use LOTR quotes regularly. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, here is an image from the scene I referenced in my story:
If you have never seen the movies, it’s on TV practically every other weekend and would give you about 10 hours of sewing time if you wanted to watch the whole thing!
And on another lighter note, do you think Joel’s Beloved Daisy knows that she is about to be dethroned?