Friday, February 23, 2007

Could We Ask for Your Prayers....(Again)

Hey everyone! It's Friday - celebrate! It's Jen writing...Brad took off today from work and is making yet another Walgreens run. We totally should have bought some stock in them. I unfortunately am fighting yet another infection (most likely my uterus) with fever and the whole bit. It's hard to not be discouraged after feeling so well the last 2 weeks. Again it's keeping me from the boys much more than I like and just wearing on Brad and I both. I'm on 2 antibiotics and will be getting an ultrasound next week to see what's going on, but in the mean time we were shocked with the mention of the possibility of 2 of the boys coming home early to mid of this coming week. (They also may show a stubborn spell and take their time for a few more weeks.) We cannot wait to bring them home and have them with us all the time, but needless to say, it was a little bit surprising. We knew the boys were doing well for 32 weekers, but didn't realize they were doing this outstanding! The Lord our God is awesome! Would you please pray that I could make more of a recovery before the boys are sent home? We are asking for strength and wisdom as we face a new phase of this awesome adventure. Also, that we would be able to get some things ready and make some serious Target/Babies R Us runs before the hand-off? We continue to be amazed, blessed, and elated by your outpouring of support and generosity. There is no adequate way of thanking each of you here on earth.

Also, I'd like to say a Happy late Bday to my sweet man. (Feb. 21st) I know that his celebration kinda got lost in the craziness of me being sick and the boys. It would take me days to try and describe his goodness to me. What an example he has been of "how to love your wife as Christ loves the church"! He truly has completely given up himself to care for the boys and I. It's so exciting to see him already as an amazing father. These boys are blessed through God's grace.

In addition it's my parent's 50th anniversary today. WOW!!!! They have truly shown us their love for us through this journey and we are so thankful for their life example. Congratulations Ed and Janet! I'm sorry that we can't be there to throw a big bash for you today. We have the whole year to celebrate, right?

Again, thank you for your prayers and continued care for our big family.

8 comments:

Amanda Wargo said...

Jen,
I am so sorry you are having to deal with another infection. I pray that the antibiotics will do the trick for good this time. I also hope for an uneventful ultrasound next week (uneventful as in no bad news). It is great news that a couple of the boys may be almost ready to go home. I can only imagine how you are feeling, anxious, excited and maybe a little scared. I really don't know you, but I just have this gut feeling that you and Brad will be amazing parents. Those four little boys are very lucky!!

Anonymous said...

Hello there = my have you been through it. I check the blog several times a day to see if there are any updates...so glad to receive a note from you...with exciting news that 2 of the boys might be home soon. I called mom to share with her and she is SO excited. We are also praying for your recovery and to be well quickly so that you can enjoy the excitement of getting ready and having them home. Don't overdo! We love you. Darla...

Stephanie said...

You know how I love Target... let me know if I can shop for you. :) Seriously.

Steph

Laura said...

Jen,
I am thinking of you guys! I will continue my prayers. It's very exciting to hear the boys are doing so well and will soon be home.

shergzus said...

Jen,
We are praying the antibiotics will do the trick and that you'll be on the mend soon. Also, that's great news about the boys. Wow! That's absolutely amazing! And then of course, there is your open house baby shower at our church next weekend. (Josh & Jess's open house wedding shower is tomorrow.)

We will pray that God prepares you for this major transition that is about to happen. You are so blessed to have such a godly husband. He is a real treasure! God bless you and your new little family. You are in our thoughts and prayers often, and I try to get to your blog daily as much as possible to keep informed of the blessings and prayer requests.

we <3 you!
The Stelzer's

Justin,Michelle, Evie, & Austin said...

Hey there-
Well first off, Jen hope you do get to feeling better and you are in our prayers always all of you that is. Then, great choice, Walgreens(where I work)LOL. Then Happy B-day Brad. What birthday presents you have to celebrate. Target shopping always a good thing you know!!? And your mom and dad what a memorable anniversary they are having, such a nice couple. Take care of yourself Jen, Love ya.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen. I will be praying for you and the boys (as usual). It was so good to talk to you the other day. I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well again. If there is any shopping I can do for you, I'd be most happy to! It'll give me a good excuse to shop and see you! Please let me know what I can do for you! You know how to find me! Your messages again are a source of inspiration for me and my family. God bless you and keep you. Don't hesitate to call me for anything!! Please!!

Mandy

Gretchen said...

Hey, Happy Birthday Brad!

Ed and Janet, you look as lovely as the day you were hitched! Haven't those 50 years just flown by? :)

I'll be praying for you, Jen! How exciting that the boys might be coming on home! That will be unreal!