Well, I am writing this blog from a place we had not hoped to be in so soon again. We are in Cairns again, and this time not for a holiday. Let me explain. A few weeks back we were overjoyed to find out that I was pregnant again, and so soon after our last miscarriage. However, once again the Lord decided His plans were different from ours. About a week ago I experienced some complications with my pregnancy and last Wednesday a second scan confirmed that our baby had died and that a D&C would be needed again. Unfortunately, living in a country like PNG, this is no simple thing, so yesterday morning Andrew and Ashlyn and I took the first flight out of PNG and by lunch time were in the wonderful hospital care in Cairns, Australia. I spent the afternoon being truly and thoroughly examined (which was very reassuring), and this morning returned to the hospital where they performed a D&C. I am now doing quite well and recovering. We hope to spend a few more days here (to allow time to heal, and to ensure there are no immediate complications from the surgery), before heading back to Lae next Wednesday, if all goes well.
It was hard to leave Kirilee and Shiana behind, even though they are in the excellent care of Ian and Nadia. Also hard to leave especially under less-than-pleasant circumstances. But we know the Lord cares for us wherever we are. Once again we have been reminded of His overarching power, control and providence. So often we want to control our own lives, but once again He reminds us that that is not our place. He is in control, He knows what He is doing (even when we can't fathom His ways), and in Him we trust.