Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Full Disclosure

I'm sure you've notice that we haven't been updating very much recently. To be honest, I haven't been up to much lately. On the other hand, a lot has been going on. Last month we found out I was pregnant. A couple of days after we found out, I started having some problems. The doctor put me on bedrest. And that's where I've been--for over a month. During that time, I went in for lots of tests, but we were never able to get solid answers. But the problems continued, so I stayed in bed. (Let me just say that Russell has been a champ during this time- he has taken such good care of me!) Yesterday we went in for an ultrasound that revealed that we had lost the baby. We are saddened, but know that our God will work good things from this. In the meantime, we're taking a little "us time" so we can get back on our feet. There's a lot happening here in the next couple of months and we need to get back to full strength asap. The team has been awesome in encouraging and enabling us to take some time (even though it feels like I've just had a month off!)

A positive event on our horizon (other than the return of the Parkers!) is a trip we're planning. My sister, Susan, is getting married in July and we're taking our vacation time to go be there for the wedding. I have a pretty spread out family (now with two touring brothers!) and times when we can be together are really special. We're thrilled for Susan and Joel and are looking forward to the time to recharge (and stock up on peanut butter!).

7 comments:

Heather A said...

I hope you'll still be in Brazil when I come in mid-June. I would be sad not to see you guys!

I'm really sorry that you lost your baby. I will definitely be praying for you. Love you lots!

The Herkens said...

Praying for you guys! Have safe trips as well.

ann said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. But I am glad you two have this time to recharge and refocus. Hope it renews your spirit.

JenniferReinsch said...

you guys are in my prayers daily. i hope you have a safe trip back to the northern hemisphere.

jen o said...

ohhh val.. i'm so sorry to hear about your loss. thinking about you guys. have safe travels. love, jen

amanda said...

Hey! I had noticed that you didn't seem to be out and about online. I am really sorry and I am praying for you guys.

I am excited that you get to go home for a little while. I saw the dress susan posted on your myspace and wondered if she is getting married...please hug her for me!

Gina said...

I am sooo sorry about your loss. Damon and I know all too well how hard that is. I have been pregnant 4 times and we only have Courtney here on earth. I expect to see the rest of my crew when I get to heaven.
I just stumbled onto your blog from Karen's. Know that you are in our prayers. Keep up the great work for the church!!
Gina Blankinship