Friday, I cried a lot. Off and on. I was glad to be home and told EJ I didn't want to leave home until I miscarried. I didn't want to risk being away from home when the pains started.
Our sweet little boys had lots of questions, "Why did the babies die?" "Why did God want to see them?" "Are you sad Mommy?" We hugged them tight and answered all their questions. We told them the story of the baby we lost between Bubba and Wubba. We reminded them that we trust God and we know he will take care of us.
Friday night I slept well.
This morning when I woke up I had a feeling it would be a tough day. The reality of the news felt like a weight sitting on my chest. EJ got up with the boys and let me sleep in. I couldn't sleep very long. I got up and ate a tasty breakfast EJ made. Then he handed me a cup of REAL coffee. I haven't had good (read strong fully caffeinated) coffee since I got pregnant. I put it in a "to-go" cup and headed outside with the big boys. Little man was down for a morning nap and EJ stayed inside to listen for him.
I needed the fresh air. I needed to watch my big boys run and play.
The day kept passing.
I cried some more.
Rock Star stopped by with some items I requested. She helped EJ do a couple things around the house and read a story or two to the boys.
Pop and Grammy stayed close by all day. They helped with the boys when we needed it.
Early this evening, I just felt overcome. I went to our bedroom to weep. I cried so hard I felt like I could hardly breathe. EJ came in to comfort me. I told him I needed to go out for a walk. He said he had everything under control.
I put on a jacket and stuffed the pockets with tissues. As I walked, the tears continued to flow. I headed toward the pond. I wanted to just sit there and be with my God. I sat on a rock right by the water.
I felt peace.
I felt comfort.
It wasn't until I uploaded this picture that I realized it...
I was standing on the rock.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
When I prayed I asked God to bring the miscarriage quickly. I asked him to make the pain manageable.
As I headed back towards the house, I felt the pains begin.
I labored through the pains for the next few hours. EJ prayed over me. Soon it was all over.
We got to see them.
They were perfect tiny little babies.
I praised God for answering my prayers.
I felt joy. I can't explain it. It could only come from God. He is gracious and loving to me.
I am tired now. It is late but I needed to testify while it was still fresh.
I will lay my head down next to my husband who loves me.
My babies are safe in the arms of God.