i have to start this one off with a thank you of epic proportions to those who have intentionally jumped into our insanity. i have heard a few people mention that they think we are slightly crazy already, and that’s cool. you have no idea what joy you are missing out on… lately, though, we have been forced to accept much needed help from those willing to throw a lifeline our way. that help often comes from unexpected people and has always been more than i thought i needed. “almost like” my heavenly Father knew better than i what i actually needed… almost? NAH, EXACTLY LIKE THAT! also, we’ve heard from a number of people who have had this problem, and the prognosis seems very encouraging…
last night i slept like a rock. for 5.5 hours. then i woke up to see that i had turned my phone to vibrate and had missed the 4 PHONE CALLS from my wife at 0200. smooth mathew, smooth. everybody was okay, they were just being good nurses and letting me know what was going on. when my phone and i were reunited at 0620 this morning, i discovered that bambino numero cinco had disappeared from the monitor and that made nurses nervous. he was quickly found and was making the right sounds, so that was the end of the excitement.
today was a better day than yesterday. not a good one, in the sense that all concerned parties have clean bills of health, but we have another day of “it’s not preeclampsia, today.” Tamara’s BP is better than it was yesterday, but still needs to be stabilized. the girls are still not 100% sure what all this will mean, but they did get too have a good chat with mama tonight.
please keep praying for our sanity and much wisdom. so many questions need to be answered in the near future that MUST BE answered in a most God-honoring way. i know i must “dwell with my wife according to knowledge…” and i look forward to doing so. i also get to “manage my home well” which will require some adjustments while mama is down.
Thank YOU and YOU and YOU!