Thursday, October 1, 2009

dealing with some sadness

This blog has been quiet for a long time, I know. It's just that things have been going on and I haven't felt like sharing for a little while. Overall, we have many reasons to be thankful - Church work is going well, and on Friday Ian and Nadia and children could arrive back. It was wonderful to see the children playing happily again together as if they had never been apart.

However, as family we are dealing with some anxiety and worry at the moment. A few weeks back we were overjoyed to find out that we were expecting another baby. However a week or so ago it became clear that all was not well. On Monday we went to Ukarumpa (for work and dentist treatment) and while I was there I also visited the medical clinic and they did a scan. Unfortunately the scan showed that it appears that the baby has died already. However, it is a just being called a threatened miscarriage at this stage, called so because the machine is old and not very accurate so it is just slightly possible (and it has happened before) that the machine made a mistake... But as the days wear on the small glimmer of hope is fading as the miscarriage symptoms continue.

We rest assured, however, that God knows what He is doing, and, yes, we are still praying for a miracle, however unlikely that seems to be. But we are praying especially that we may find peace and accept this too from His hand.

11 comments:

Chandra said...

Andrew and Natalie, so sorry to hear of what you are going through right now. We too have been there several times, and know how stressful the "unknown" part of it all is. We also will pray for a miracle, and wish you strength and peace as God shows you His will.

Allan and Alice Buist/Plug said...

Praying for you ....
Alice

Lucy said...

Oh Nat, I'm SO sorry to hear this. Praying that God will grant all of you strength and peace in abundance ((((hugs))))) xxx

Mrs. Bob said...

Praying too.
May God give you strength and comfort as His plan unfolds...
Wish I could be there to give you a hug and cry with you through the uncertain days.

Bruce and Sarah said...

Thinking and praying for you all!

Natalie said...

Think of you Nat! Pray that you will gett hrough this emotional time. Hugs and kisses for you xoxox

Ryan and Erica Swarts said...

Natalie and Andrew - that is very sad news. We will continue to pray for you that God will indeed grant a miracle and that God will give you peace and strength to deal with what He has placed on your paths! Love Erica & Ryan xxoo

Henk van der Laan said...

We praying and thinking of you

henk and Joke

fiveoldes said...

Andrew and Nat,
Keeping you in our prayers as you go through this. We went through it this time last year, time does heal, but you don't forget! God has it all in His wonderful plan! God bless, Rob and Tash

George van Popta said...

Andrew & Natalie, we are so sorry to hear this. May the Lord grant you strength to accept His way with your (His) child. George & Dora van Popta

jen said...

We continue to pray for you that God may encourage you with His love and strength and peace with what God has put in your path to deal with. Take care.