Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tomorrow

I wanted to ask everyone to be praying for us especially tomorrow at 10:30 as we go in for one of our last doctor's appointments. This particular visit has quite a bit hinging on it. I will go in first for an ultrasound, where they will be looking specifically to see how Poppy's head has grown over the past five weeks. They will also be looking to see if she has turned or if she remains in a breech position. These two bits of information will play a key role in my doctor's decision about when to perform the c-section. He is currently leaning strongly toward December 6th, but he told me he wouldn't finalize that until tomorrow.

I ask that you pray specifically that Poppy's head has not continued to grow at the same quick pace, that the growth of the rest of her body has stayed strong, and that my doctor will be given wisdom in making the decisions he has promised to make. I am not nervous about what tomorrow holds, but I am very anxious to find out exactly what news it will bring. I realize that everytime I step through the doors of the doctor's office, anything is possible, so I am praying that God will give me strength for whatever we are about to face.

Tomorrow is also Marianna's 2nd birthday, and I want it to be a happy day for her! I hope whatever news we receive tomorrow will not in any way take away from our ability to be able to celebrate wholeheartedly with her throughout the rest of the day. She is so excited about both her birthday and Poppy's arrival. It makes me so happy to see her joy spilling out when she talks to Poppy and describes to us how she is going to hold her and kiss her when she comes. At the same time, there is always a nagging, sinking feeling in my heart when I consider what the future may hold. We haven't tried to tell her of Poppy's sickness in any way. I don't really think she can comprehend it, and even if she could I wouldn't want to put any kind of damper on her happiness about being a big sister. Please pray for her that God will guard her young and precious heart in a special way from the grief that is to come.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I are praying and I love you!
julie

Jena Baker said...

Angie--I will praying for you tomorrow and for wisdom for your doctor. I hope Marianna has a wonderful birthday --she will be a great big sister!
Jena Baker

Kim said...

Angie,I will pray for your specific requests and for you appointment tomorrow. It's fast approaching and you are in my continued prayers. Look forward to the update and some good news!
I wish Marianna a great 2nd birthday!
Kim

kingfamily said...

I have been reading about Poppy and praying for your family for a few months now! I can't remember if I commented before. Praying for tomorrow!
Brandi in PA

Elizabeth S said...

I will be praying...

So Blessed said...

I will be praying for you and your family. God is faithful to His promises...and He will stengthen you and guide you.

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand". Isaiah 41:10

Jana said...

I know Marianna will have a WONDERFUL birthday tomorrow, and her cousins will be calling to send their love across the miles! Please call me as soon as you leave the Dr - I know it's an important appt, and I'm so thankful you can rest tonight knowing that God already has the day resting safely in His hands.

Adam & Amy Wilson said...

"But now thus says the Lord, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers; they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, you Savior." Isaiah 43: 1-3 I'm on my knees for you all tomorrow.

Josh_and_Lee said...

Angie- We will be praying for you!

Devin said...

Big Texas prayers headed your way!

Laurin said...

Definitely will be praying!

Given Grace said...

I have been following your blog...and praying for you all!
Just want you to know that we are lifting you and Poppy up to Our Lord!

Praying for your tomorrow....and Happy Birthday to Marianna! Just love her picture on your sidebar, she's adorable and sounds like she will be an amazing big sister!

Laurie said...

Rest peacefully tonight knowing God holds tomorrow in His hands. He loves you and will keep His promises to you. Praying for all you asked and for Marianna to have a wonderful 2nd birthday tomorrow. She is beautiful and I am sure Poppy Joy is too.

Love you guys,
Laurie in Ca.

Yvette said...

Angie,

I will be praying for you and for your specific requests as you go to the doctor tomorrow. And, I pray that you will continue to feel the peace about Poppy Joy's precious little life as you approach the last few weeks. I hope Marianna has a wonderful 2nd birthday and that you share a very sweet "family day".

Yvette Hostetter

Amy said...

I will be praying....

Jessica said...

Praying for you all!

Anonymous said...

Waiting for your news from today....and praying.....

Happy Birthday Marianna!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Marianna. I hope you have a beautiful princess day.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Jeanne said...

You have my prayers and love.

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Angie-

I am praying that everything went smoothly this morning and that you are enjoying a beautiful day celebrating Marianna's birthday! I pray that you were able to get the answers you were hoping for and that things are getting finalized for Poppy Joy's arrival!

Love and prayers,
Kenzie

Brandi said...

Angie,
I've been praying for you, Nathan, and Poppy. I hope everything went well at the doctor's appointment. And happy birthday Marianna! I can't believe your two years old already.
Love,
Brandi

Matt and Bethany said...

Angie,
We are praying for you....and hope Marianna has had a FABULOUS birthday!
Love,
Bethany

Anonymous said...

praying for you!! Would love to hear what the doctor said today.