16 August 2010


It was an amazing weekend -- busy, hot, and steeped in lots and lots of love. Kaari (my sister) did an amazing job of pulling the event together. There was plenty of fun, laughter, food, and just a good time being surrounded by people who are loving and praying for all three of us through this process.

We haven't done anything with the pictures from our "big" camera this weekend, but in the interest of sharing something visual in a more expedient manner, here's one that was snapped with the camera phone.

After I opened the gifts, I was asked to share how those gathered could be supporting and praying for the three of us. It was hard not to choke up as I described Ewan's heart defect for those who weren't totally up-to-date, the tests we still face, the anxieties and fears we have, as well as the unexpected blessings that have already come out of this.  We were prayed over, hugged, and loved beyond what I am able to comprehend or take in.

With all the activity this weekend (which started out with Kaari's 30th birthday party and ended with the baby shower), we are exhausted -- exhausted and aware of how loved and blessed we are, as well as how many challenges we still have yet to face. I have another ultrasound today and am already anxious and on-edge about it. I don't want to be, but we have yet to have a scan that's yielded happy news. And so I wonder.

And that's ususally when Ewan will squirm or let his little foot poke out. It reminds me that for now, he is well and that we will be, too.


Jen said...

I'm so glad you had a great weekend and were showered with love! :)

Will be thinking of you and praying for your ultrasound. I also always had the feeling going in that somehow we always came out with bad news! :( It's so hard. Praying for good news this time!

Love Jen

Anonymous said...

What a fun day!!!

Good luck on the ultrasound today! Someone told me a few weeks ago when I was nervous about my 20 week u/s "If it's bad news, you can't really do anything to change it. So buck up, enjoy the pregnancy and deal with the trials when they get here"

Pretty blunt but good advice :)

I know a couple of people who have TOF babies who are toddlers now and doing awesome!! If you ever want to talk, You can email me at Nikki.Sjoblom@gmail.com or find me on Facebook :)

Sarah said...

So awesome, that you were showered and loved on like that . . . so beautiful. Praying for peace about the ultrasound, and that Ewan keeps wiggling those feeties.

Wodzisz Family said...

I am so happy you had a great weekend and a wonderful shower for Ewan. He is great and your family is too. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.

Tea said...

Sounds like a beautiful shower. Praying for you all today.

Lisa said...

so glad it was lovely, and yes, most definitely praying for you today.

Stefenie said...

Glad you had a wonderful shower and were able to share your story with those in attendance. It is never easy sharing how you feel and how those can help but it is the only way they will ever know what your needs are. Prayer can do many things!!

Unknown said...

Another heart mama (HLHS) checking in and adding you to my prayer list. I'll be watching and can't wait to see how beautiful your little Ewan is!