Thursday, November 22, 2007
the Ketchup Bottle
Big yawwwwwwn. . .I am turning into one of those "once a week" bloggers. :-) Sorry. There is so much to tell and post, but I cannot seem to find the time. Most of that is due to the fact that I still have family here, so I feel a bit guilty to be at the keyboard as they work. Besides, if I have spare time, we turn it into a gab session or a game of Scrabble. While we are on the topic of family. . .thankfully they are still here! After a night of severe pain and discomfort, I finally went back to the doctor and discovered I have an infection in my uterus. I am now on some meds and hope to be feeling completely well soon! I am very grateful that my Mom and youngest sister have been available during this rough recovery time.
Before I start diving into my side of the entrance of Silas, I wanted to preface it with something that taught me a lesson before all the action started. . .
After discovering I had placenta previa, I was cautioned about all the side effects of such condition. The two biggest being that if the placenta broke loose, there would be only a bit of time before brain damage would happen to the baby, and I could hemorrhage. We also had the lung issue with which to deal. So, imagine me on bed rest trying not to think of ALL that COULD happen.
One day as my sister, Joanna, and I were returning from the doctor, I mentioned we needed to pick up some ketchup along with the other groceries. Well, we forgot it at the first store. We forgot it at the second store. Bummer, I am so miserable, I am not in the mood to go out and just get ketchup.
Later my friends, Judy and Laura B, arrive with a meal and groceries. The groceries were things like cereal, fruit, crackers, soup, peanut butter, and - - - - - a bottle of ketchup! Now the interesting thing is that the ketchup had nothing to do with any of the groceries, but God used that bottle to remind He was in control! If He cared enough to send a little bottle of ketchup my way, He had the birth of this baby in His Hands, too! At that point, it was easy to leave the whole situation in His hands and stop my fretting. (Which I wasn't supposed to be doing in the first place, right?!) What an awesome God we have! Noah had his rainbow, but I have my ketchup bottle! :-)

  posted at 8:07 AM  

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Norma Gwen said...

Glad your family are still there to help you. Glad you found out about the infection so they could give you something to help you get well. Can we see some pictures of your mom and dad on here?

Norma Gwen

At 11:30 PM, Blogger Lori said...

We are so happy that everything worked out well for you and Silas and that everybody is healthy! That is an awesome story about the ketchup, sometimes I think we tend to forget that God cares about the little things in our lives as well as the large ones.

At 2:44 PM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

So glad that you still have family there to help you. Sorry about the infection, hope all is well by now. Isn't that just like God to send you a bottle of Ketchup? GOD IS AWESOME!!

THANK THE LORD, I'm not sooo nauseated, I'm having better days.
We had a Happy McDonalds. =D My kids LOVED it and thought it was one of the best Thanksgivings we have had...because normally we don't have a PLAYGROUND when we have the turkey and trimmings. HA!

Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving!
Love, Heather and baby =)

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Senkyoshi said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have 2 teacups...Maybe someday soon, I will post the story on my blog.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger tacomom said...

Great story and isn't that just like God!?!?! Another example of why I am thankful for "WHO HE IS" this Thanksgiving.


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