Feb 10, 2012

The Good and the Bad

Hello friends.

Okay, deep breath.  A lot has happened in a few short days.

First the good.

We had our ultrasound. :)

 It's a BOY!!!!!

We are very happy!!  

No matter what the gender we would have been happy, we feel blessed to have this little one either way!  But a boy will be a fun change! :)

He was moving around a lot!  The technician who did the ultrasound was very nice and spent time showing us all kinds of neat things, his bones, his profile (above), him opening and closing his mouth, it was awesome! 

Now the bad.

On the heels of our good news....as in right when we came home from the ultrasound....we were informed that my dad was not well and had been taken to the hospital.

It's only gotten worse.


My dad and step-mom were on vacation in Mexico when he got ill.  They are still there as he is in intensive care for a blood clot in the main artery to his brain.


Sorry....it's hard to find other words at this time......it's so surreal.

We are communicating via email mostly and calling when we can.  We waited 48 hours for a second cat-scan.  They have him in a medically induced coma to let the blood thinners work. 

The second scan did not seem very good.

Back home here, (Canada) we are feeling very helpless and it's hard for my step-mom and my dad's sister (who graciously flew, with her husband, down to Mexico the next day to be with my step-mom) to inform us entirely of what is happening.

My step-mom has started using past tense.

This sucks!

Anyways....we have been asking for prayers and are continuing to!

I'm thinking I may not blog much for a bit.  Understandable I'm sure....

Plus as I said before...I'm at a lack for any real words...

I have complete faith in my Lord and continual faith in all He has in store - doesn't mean I'm always happy about it....but I am grateful to rest in Him and find comfort in Him.... 

.....anyways....really....it's been quite a few days, oh and people keep wanting to come see my house...the nerve, ha ha, at least I can clean to occupy  my mind....

Thank you friends, God bless!

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. Psalm 145.18-19

I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18.1-2



  1. Thinking about you guys and Frank and Deb and Kristen....praying.

  2. Congrats AND prayers K.
    Declaring that blood clot to miraculously be dissolved and your dad to be restored to great health, just like Jesus wants us to be!

    Take care.

    Psalm 91

  3. Congratulations on a sweet baby boy!!! Those girls will dote on him like crazy. :)

    Praying for your Dad, sweet lady. That no matter what happens our beautiful Savior will be glorified!

  4. Sending virtual hugs and very real prayer.

  5. Oh Kaitlin I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I've had a scary thing like that with my own dad and I know just what you are going through. Lifting him and you up in prayer right now!

  6. Just checking in to see how things are going. I thought I commented the other day when you first posted this but it doesn't look like it took.

    Know that I'm and have been thinking of you and praying. It's A-okay to say and feel and express your feelings, don't apologize...it's naturally all we know to do. Look to HIM for the source of ALL your strength and comfort.

    Congrats on that sweet baby boy - take care of yourself and him as only you can do. Hang in there. You are loved.


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