Tuesday, March 3, 2009

All Glory to God

The sort of "short" version:
Travis, Becky and I went to have the ultrasound examination yesterday late afternoon. The doctors yesterday afternoon performed another ultrasound and they could hardly believe that the tear that the ultrasound pictures from Saturday showed could not be found!! The only explanation that makes any sense to me is that all of the prayers you all sent up on our behalf convinced God to heal my placenta tear. I cried when they said they could find any problem whatsoever and they thought I was upset so I had to tell them that I was happy and that was why I was crying. The baby was jumping around the whole time. Becky, Travis and I watched as baby opened his/her mouth and swallowed several times. Such a miracle.

Longer version: (ATTENTION: anyone who does not want to read details that might border on "Too much information" can skip this paragraph!)

Friday night I had light bleeding and I decided to just take it easy. Saturday morning I got up to get Caroline breakfast and shortly thereafter it was a lot of bleeding. I knew I needed to see a doctor so we loaded up for the ER. (Thanks again to Tara for taking care of Caroline ALL day again!) Travis, Becky and I got into a room pretty quickly and all I could keep thinking was, "Please Jesus save our baby, Please Jesus save our baby" over and over again.
I went into the ultrasound room alone and was afraid to look at the screen-the ultrasound lady kept sighing so I finally had to look for myself. Our little baby was wiggling all over the place and I could see the heart beating!! I still knew there was a reason for the bleeding, but I can't describe the relief of seeing our baby moving. It makes me cry all over again thinking about it.
I was anxious to hear what the doctor saw in the pictures, so three hours later (that's another story, for another time...) they decided it was a placenta tear and possibly a beginning of a miscarriage.
By this point we had been there over five hours and just I wanted to go home and just lay down. I really felt if I could just stay lying down then I would be okay. They told me to have another ultrasound on Monday at the clinic.
I could not get in until the late afternoon, but I cannot put into words how YOUR prayers were felt by me. All day Sunday and Monday I felt such a calm, peaceful feeling that is so hard to describe. Why else would I be calm knowing I am about to find out the fate of our precious baby-Obviously, it was from the prayers. We went into the clinic around 3 pm(and you probably read the short version above.) The moment the ultrasound came on I could see our little baby moving all over the place. Arms up around the baby's face then punching out and legs that look like they were running! Once again I was so relieved and thrilled, but in the back of my mind I knew we were needing to look at my placenta.
The ultrasound technician said she was going to look over the pictures with the radiologist. A few minutes later the radiologist came in and said she wanted to see the "live" pictures. I didn't know if that was a good thing or not. I think we were all holding our breath for the few minutes it took for them to look at it all again. She then basically threw up her hands and said, "If I had not seen your pictures from Saturday then I would not have known you had anything wrong." !!! That's when I cried.
I have heard that placentas can heal from tears like mine, but typically it takes a week or more and they do multiple ultrasounds to track its progress. I know without a doubt your (and my prayers and pleas) with the power of our almighty God healed me quickly. I am so thankful to God, but I feel I don't have the words to tell Him. I want to cry a flood of relief, but I don't want to stress my body out anymore than it already has been. I imagine (and I can tell) that the flood of tears will come, but for now I am still on bedrest until I am completely not having any signs from the bleeding that happened Saturday. So I am trying to stay calm and rest. I am so overwhelmed (once again!) by the outpouring of love and prayers from you all. I want you to know how I thank God for each and everyone of you (some of you who do not know me except through this blog!)
I think that God used this to show me that He is here for me, cares for us all, and listens to our prayers. I can honestly say that I have not doubted his presence in our life during the last two months, but I have been more angry over the last couple weeks and I have been wondering if He made a "mistake" taking Thomas, and other things like that. I think He felt a lot of our frustration with the situation and He wanted to make it abundantly clear to us (his children) that he loves us and wants the best for us.
I can also say that I did (with all of the prayers being sent up on Saturday night) finally feel such a peace that I could tell Him that whatever His will was for our baby-I could live with it. I just felt I could see that He wants to prosper us and not to harm us and that He knows what the ultimate plan is for us-and that it may not be what we had in mind. (I still begged that my plan and His were aligned for this baby!) Hallelujah, it was!
After rambling through this story, (I hope someone is still here with me reading this!) I want to say that I am still human, so I still have some fear for the upcoming six months of carrying this sweet baby, but with God's strength and your prayers I think we will have a wonderful, glorious day in mid-August when we get to see this beautiful baby's face and praise God all over again.

99 comments:

  1. Praise the Lord!!! He IS a mighty God! So glad to hear all is well! Still praying in WV for you and your precious family! And praising God with you!!!!!!!

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  2. Bonnie,
    What a blessing! I am thrilled that your baby is healthy and that the bleeding has stopped. I love your family more and more every day! Please continue to take care of yourself and let me know if you need me! Carter would love to play with Caroline if you ever need a nap!

    Kim

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  3. Thank you Jesus! We are still sending all our prayers your way!

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  4. That is SUCH great news!! I'm so happy that things are good with that sweet baby! I'll be praying for you guys!

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  5. Bonnie-
    I have been praying since I saw Angie (Bring the Rain) mention it on her tweet. Praise the Lord for HIS never-ending goodness!! I am rejoicing with you over this praise as I still pray for you over your significant loss. There are no words...

    ~Jaime

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  6. Bonnie,
    I came to your blog when I saw that Angie had requested prayer for you. I read your entire story and wept for you... I pray that the Lord continues to bring you peace in this time of horrible pain and that He will make Himself so very real to you that you can feel His breath upon your face. I have been praying for you and will continue to do so. Praise the Lord for the wonderful ultrasound results!
    Hannah Spires
    -A young preachers wife and new mommy from the coast of SC-

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  7. I too came to your blog via Angie Smiths ... what a calling you've been given ... To Praise the name of Jesus through each and every storm you face!

    I will continue to lift you and your children up in prayer & I will continue to Praise God for His mercy, grace and protection of your growing family - despite the heartache I know you must feel daily!

    Blessings ~

    Lindsay from Oregon

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  8. So glad to hear the great news! God is good. Still praying in Idaho!

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  9. I am new to you blog and I am crying tears of joy with you today! I think your husband was making a deal up in Heaven and he won. May God bless you always.

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  10. THANK YOU THANK YOU for your update. I've been a blog stalker, checking back constantly during the days to see if there was any news at all. You have been on my heart and in my prayers since all of the trouble began with the baby.

    God is mighty to save! I'm just praising Him for his mercy to you and your baby.

    The same God who healed the placenta, will heal your heart in time.....and the same God will be with you all through this pregnancy. And we will be here too, praying for you every step of the way.

    Glory and praise to God! Get some rest. :)

    Hugs,
    Kelly in Michigan

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  11. So relieved and overjoyed to see your post this morning! I will continue to pray for you and check your blog daily!

    Love and Prayers from WA,
    Maureen

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  12. So happy for you Bonnie!! Your family will continue to be in my prayers!!

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  13. Prayers and hugs from Georgia.

    Ann

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  14. so happy :)

    when i read the prayer request this weekend, i prayed for you and just had a peace about it :)

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  15. Praise the Lord! Angie sent me over, this Nana's heart aches and rejoices over you!

    Sandi Faulk, San Antonio, Texas

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  16. Absolutely Amazing! How Great is Our GOD?!?!?

    Praying for you and Praising His work over your baby!!!

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  17. What wonderful news! Rejoicing with you! I also wanted you to know that I'm here with you for the long haul! I'll be lifting your name before our Heavenly Father for the duration of this pregnancy and beyond. I one of those people who only know you through this blog BUT I know that's it's only by the grace of God that I'm not in your situation. So I'm praying for you and Caroline and your new precious baby! I can't wait 'til August!!

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  18. So glad for the update - Praise God! Take care of yourself, take it easy, and continue to trust in His plan! May God continue to give you peace and grace.

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  19. Oh, Bonnie!! That is such wonderful news!! Praise the Lord!! :) Take care of yourself and rest as much as you can. Glad you got to see your sweet baby just moving all around on the ultrasound. That is such a delightful and relieving sight to see!! Jeff and I are continuing to pray for you, your baby, and Caroline.

    Roxy and Jeff Smith

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  20. I am so so glad to hear that things have turned around. It is amazing to see the awesome power of God at work. It is these moments that make it abundantly clear that he is real and is in control. I came across your blog from Angie's and look forward to following it.

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  21. Bonnie,

    So, SO glad that things are looking much better. I too had a uterine tear - called a subchorionic hematoma - that began during my 8th week of pregnancy, so I know the complete fear you must have gone through, along with the almost-complete relief at still seeing that tiny heartbeat on the ultrasound. I don't think anything ever prepares you for that roller-coaster of emotions.

    I was on total bedrest for a month, with weekly ultrasounds to monitor the hematoma. It eventually began to shrink, although it felt like it would take forever. I still experienced light spotting for several weeks after the inital scare, but it was never anything like that first night. Eventually, the hematoma did completely disappear, around 20 weeks. That was in line with what my doctor had said - most hematomas are gone by 20 weeks.

    I will always remember how terrified I was and how, with each ultrasound, I felt a little more relief and a tiny bit less scared, especially since I'd never heard of such a thing happening before (usually bleeding during pregnancy is not a good sign). Praise God that He made your hematoma disappear so fast - He truly is a great God!

    I will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer, especially given that your lives are taking an all-too-familiar path that mine took, in more ways than one. Praying fervently for your peace of mind, health, and precious memories of your Thomas.

    melaniewj

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  22. What wonderful news! We serve such a Mighty God! I was praying all weekend and couldn't wait to hear a good report. I was realy feeling like it was going to be okay... God was working but I just couldn't wait for my blog list to show that you had updated with some news to confirm my thinking!
    I read through the entire post... you didn't lose me! I am one of the ones who only knows of you through this crazy blog world. My prayer list is growing with a few special ones and you will remain on it far past the coming of baby number two, Bonnie! You need your sisters in Christ around you, whether you know them face to face or not to be ver lifting you to your Father in heaven. I can't wait to see how Christ is glorified even more in you during this time. You don't realize how that is already happening depsite how you feel.
    May you feel his warm arms around you today.
    Love,
    Sarah

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  23. God is so great! Wow, what an incredible blessing and miracle for us all to witness. I am so happy to hear this great news! I will continue to pray for your family and for a healthy pregnancy!

    Love and prayers from Virginia,
    Kristi

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  24. Praise the Lord!
    I am praying with you from Central Arkansas. I found you through a link on Angie's twitter.

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  25. I am so thankful to have heard about your story. I found you through Angelac519. Please know I'll be praying!

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  26. What a big God we serve! I am so thankful that the blog world gets to see God's glory! We are going to cover this little one in prayer until he/she is safely in your arms. I am so happy!

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  27. Again, no words of my own...amazing.

    Praise the Lord!
    Praise, O servants of the Lord,
    praise the name of the Lord!

    Blessed be the name of the Lord
    from this time forth and forevermore!
    From the rising of the sun to its setting,
    the name of the Lord is to be praised!

    Psalm 113: 1-3

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  28. Came over from Angie's blog, and wanted to let you know I'm praying for your family. Praise God for such a wonderful update!

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  29. Oh Bonnie, I am so happy for you. I've been praying so much for you and your sweet baby. Praise our Lord. I pray about your fears, your profound grief during the past two months, uncertainties about the future...all of these. And especially for some joy in these days. What a beauty your Caroline is. I'm sure she brings so much light to your days. Anway, I know all of us who are following your blog we continue to lift you in prayer. We are here. God has brought us. Bless his name.

    Cyber hugs to you,
    Elizabeth

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  30. Oh Sweet Sister- I too lost my sweet husband very suddenly the day before our 4th wedding anniversary.
    Although our circumstances are oh so different, I can promise you that God keeps his promises.
    I thought I would never love again. God had different plans. I thought I would never remarry. God showed me differently.
    My heart just aches for you and your little sweet pea.
    You will be in my prayers everyday .
    Love Di
    imthankfullyhis@gmail.com

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  31. Praise God for his mercy and grace!! My prayers are still with you!

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  32. Praise God for being such an awesome and loving God. He is always near, even when we do not feel him. I am following your blog and look forward to hearing more stories of his healing touch.
    Judy

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  33. What a blessing! So glad that the bleeding has stopped and your placenta has healed...is healing. Still sending more prayers your way from San Diego, CA!

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  34. I came across your blog through Angie Smith.

    I'm so happy to hear the good news! What a mighty God we serve. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  35. THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! that's all I can say. i've been checking back the last two days hoping for some good news and i even woke up in the night praying for you and baby. i'm so glad He is with you!

    in His love,
    rebekah in n.c.

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  36. Praise God! I cannot imagine all that you felt going through this event over the weekend, but I just have to praise God in prayer that it appears to be alright now. We will keep praying for you and your children! What a testimony to your doctors and nurses as well. We love you so much and remember you often over on this side of the pond:) I wish I could hug you right now.
    Love you!!!
    Sarah (and Josh)

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  37. Bonnie- It's Ashley Robichaud's mom- I met you last fall when I visited your class with her.She has been lifting you up in prayer continually since you lost your husband and asking the same of me. She called me over the weekend in tears and said you and the baby needed prayers- I was on my knees asking God to intervene- to protect your baby and yes- He is mighty to save. Glory and honor to Him! May you and your sweet daughter and your child yet to be born continue to gain strength from Him in the days ahead. We do indeed serve a mighty God that hears our prayers and loves us more than we can imagine. Sending love and support from Massachusetts!

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  38. Bonnie I wish I could just hug you but I'll settle with sending you a virtual hug. : ) I will continue to pray for you, Caroline, and precious little baby!

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  39. Praise the Lord! We are still praying that God keeps you covered with His wings, and rejoice that your precious baby is well. Love and hugs from Arizona!

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  40. New to your story and praying for you and your sweet family. Praise His Name for the wonderful things that He has done over the weekend!

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  41. Oh Bonnie, you make me cry! I'm so thrilled for you and your family! What an awesome, amazing answer to prayer! Just when you needed that encouragement straight from the throne of God, HE gave it to you! Praise the Lord!!

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  42. Bonnie-
    I was in the same clinc as you were yesterday. When you walked in with your sister and brother-in-law, I instantly recognized you from this blog. I read of your Sat. visit to the ER, and so I was nervous for you. My husband was there with me, and we were standing on the sidewalk talking when you and your sister came out of the building. I didn't want to be stalkerish and speak to you, but I said a prayer for you. I'm glad to hear that you had such a good appointment. If you saw the same radiologist as I did, then you were certainly in good hands.

    Debbie

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  43. Oh Praise the Lord! I'm whooping with joy here in Scotland!

    I've been checking back over and over in hope of some news and then earlier I saw the 'Good News' post on your sister's blog and started rejoicing.

    I'm praying that the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly and safely.

    God is so good

    xxx

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  44. I am SO glad your baby is okay. And, wow, to say that you give your baby up to God's will no matter what- well, I will have to keep working on that in my own life.

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  45. Praise Jesus!!
    I've been praying for you and your baby.
    God is great!! Your post today brought me to tears!
    big hugs...
    (a blogger in Northern Canada)

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  46. Bonnie I do not even know the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I just found your blog on Angie Smith's website/twitter (Bring The Rain) I am praying for you and your family. I just know the Lord has great plans for your life, even if it is hard to see it now, I know he is there. Praying for you.

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  47. Praise God! I am so happy to hear this news!! And, to hear your little baby was wiggling around...precious - amazing love!!

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  48. i have been praying for you since i saw it on "bring the rain." i've cried for your pain and today rejoiced for your miracle! i pray God will continue to be near you, carry you and comfort you!

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  49. God is truly good! That is wonderful news to read. You will continue to be in my prayers as you carry this sweet baby!

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  50. Bonnie,

    What better proof do we have the power in prayer works. You can also bet that Thomas is still taking care of you and his baby. Of course, he is.

    Our prayers will not stop. I just sent your story to my son with Student Mobilization at the University of Oklahoma. They are focusing on you in prayer this week.

    God is Blessing You!

    Betsy

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  51. I'm so happy for you. The same thing (I'm sorry I could not come up w/ a better word.) happened to me when I was pregnant with my first child. I was nearly 8 weeks and started to bleed, they found a tear and told me there was nothing they could do but wait. My little girl turned 2 in January, healthy!

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  52. I'm so glad to hear that your little one is healthy and snug. What a relief!
    I found your blog through another blog. I wanted to share my sister-in-law's story with you. I do hope that you do not find it to be inappropriate.
    My SIL was six months pregnant when my BIL was killed in a freak car accident. They had a fifteen month old son. It was crushing to all who knew him, and devastating to those of us who knew him best. He, too, was a well-loved teacher. It was hard for her to see others going about their lives after a couple of months, when she was faced with a new life: one filled with tears and an uncertain future.
    Long story short, she met and fell in love with a wonderful man three years later. They married and have added a little girl to their family not too long ago.
    Praying for your and little ones. :)

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  53. What a truly amazing God we have! I will continue to pray for you and your precious family.

    Kristy Johnson-McWater

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  54. I, too, came over from Angie's tweet and have been praying all weekend. I have returning often, hoping for an update. Thank you so much for letting us know! I will continue to pray for you. Take good care of yourself!

    God bless you~

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  55. Bonnie,
    You are such a woman of faith. You are a blessing to us all. God is faithful. We love you. Praying for you.

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  56. God answers prayers!

    Terri and Chris Mikel

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  57. I was sent here via Julie's blog. You will probably never meet me, but I thank you for opening up this part of your life. Your words are poigniant and real and I have truly appreciated all you have written. Although your time with your husband was all too brief, it sounds like you two had a wonderful time being together. Many people nowadays cannot say the same. God bless you and your expanding family! You are all truly beautiful!

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  58. Praise the Lord!!! I am so happy that you have received good news!!! Please keep us posted and I will continue to life you up in prayer!!!!

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  59. Praise be to God! I will continue to pray for God's protection for your sweet family.

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  60. Praise God!! What awesome, "goose-bump" enducing news!!!
    What a miracle God performed and I am so happy :)

    Take it easy and I'm still praying!

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  61. Bonnie- What wonderful news!! Praise the Lord! Take care of yourself!

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  62. I am so happy to hear that all is going well.
    Glory to God !!!

    Em
    from Australia

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  63. Praise God! I prayed for you and your unborn child, and will continue to do so. I'm so glad they couldn't find the tear. You have such wonderful faith in God. May he continue to give you comfort, peace, and strength.

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  64. Praise the Lord ! You and your baby
    have been in my prayers and will
    continue to be.
    Found you on blogspot and have been following. God bless you.

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  65. Praise the Lord! So happy to know everything is fine. I'll continue to pray for you, Caroline, and the baby.

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  66. I'm so happy that you and Baby are doing well. Take good care and know that God's grace and peace WILL surrond you. Our prayers will continue to be with you all.

    SW WI MOMMY

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  67. Bonnie,
    I found your blog through Bring the Rain...Praying for you and you sweet baby....I can only imagine what you have been through!

    Blessings,

    Jennifer

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  68. I am just rejoicing over your good report!! God is so good and He does hear our petitions and I am so thankful! You are always in our prayers!!

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  69. What a mighty and amazing God we serve! Bonnie, you are in the prayers of so many and are loved by so many. I pray that God will continue to comfort and protect you and this precious baby.

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  70. Bonnie,
    I have chills just reading that. I am praying for you in Mobile, AL. I know you don't know me, but I am thinking about you!!!!

    Ellis Passmore
    Mobile, AL

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  71. Bonnie,
    What a MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE!!! This is what I needed to read this morning!!

    I will be praying for you sweet one.

    Have a Blessed day,
    Dawn

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  72. Wow! I worked L&D for a long long time.. and never can I remember a uterine tear healing itself. God is super GOOD! Don't think for one second that any of us are going to stop praying. I may get up from my desk and jump and scream and clap like a 3 year old.. but then its back to prayers for you and yours. I know your road has been a hard one. But I also know you are being blanketed in prayers and that God's plan for you is going to be an awesome one.

    Blessings from Indiana,
    CeCe Garrett

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  73. Oh, God is good. I was so fearful when I read your sister's blog post this weekend--haven't been able to get you and your family off my mind and heart. I am SO glad that things are good with your precious little one--and I also wanted to tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your husband. He sounds like an amazing man. I live in NWA and read the wonderful article on your family a few weeks ago. I will keep praying that this baby will stay healthy and strong, and that you will as well. Praising Him and loving the tangible proof of answered prayer!

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  74. Jess in NebraskaMarch 4, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Blessing to you Bonnie!
    I just found your blog via a Twitter comment that Angie Smith had on her blog and you are simply AMAZING. Seriously, you inspire and encourage me even in the midst of what most likely is the worst time of your life. You are a true example of how a Christian should persevere...I respect and admire you, and I look forward to following your blog. Such wonderufl news about the baby...I will be praying for you.
    Jess in Nebraska

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  75. I am so happy you and the baby are alright!

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  76. Praise God!

    Like many of the comments above, I found your blog through Angie. I wanted to post earlier, but never got a chance (busy mom of 3).

    I had some unexplained bleeding when I was 12 weeks, 4 days pregnant with my son. He just turned 1 last week and is a picture of health and happiness. I have prayed that your situation ends as happily as mine did!

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  77. Praise God, Bonnie!

    I prayed, too, that God wouldn't take that sweet baby from you!!! God truly hears the prayers of His people!

    Thank you for your testimony to the world!!!

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  78. Great news! Just a tip that I am remembering because today is my baby's 13th birthday. I save the newspaper on the day my kids were born and on their birthday each year. That way when they grow up they can look back and check out the headlines, the price of a car, the look of our community in general.

    kimybeee

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  79. Oh, Bonnie, thank you so much for this praise report! I am SO HAPPY for you!!! God is so good, even when it doesn't feel good...but praise Him for the times when it does feel so good to us!

    I'll continue to remember you and your precious baby and pray for you!

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  80. I came here via Angie's blog. Blessings and peace to you and your family with everything you're going through.

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  81. you are amazing!!!!
    love and miss you!

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  82. Wonderful news!! Thank you for continuing to share this journey here. May God receive the glory!!

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  83. May God continue to hold you in his hands!! Sending lots of love your way.

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  84. My sister came across your blog and she was telling me about your sweet husband. My best friend lost her husband to a car accident on Jan.1,2009. She also is young and has children. She is not pregnant, her kids are 7 and 4. She also is a believer and knows that Russell is in Heaven with our King! I thought ya'll could find comfort talking to eachother about your situations. She needs someone who is going through the same thing. May God bless you and your precious children. May God's strength and grace be with you.
    love and blessings from ga.~erin
    Samarah's blog is spicypeachpatch.blogspot.com

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  85. Hey Bonnie, In our Esther study last week(pg. 68), I wrote a prayer for you in the personal question of the day. I thank God that He answered my prayer in the affirmative. We love you! The Karnes

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  86. ...a time for joy :)

    relieved but still praying,
    ashley

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  87. Incredible, wonderful, awesome, mighty, God. Praising God with you and praying for you.

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  88. Bonnie,
    You continue to amaze me each time I read your sweet blog. You have such incredible strength and faith! I pray for you, Caroline, and the baby each day, often at the oddest times! I still think of Thomas often, and am sad that such a wonderful man, friend, and teacher is no longer here with us. I am here if you need anything.
    Memorie

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  89. God is so good! I'm so glad to read this... I had been praying for you when Angie first posted the request but I hadn't gotten around to checking out your blog until tonight.

    We must be close in due dates ... I am pregnant after losing a daughter at 32 weeks, and another at 10 weeks. I'm due on August 13th. We have our big ultrasound near the end of this month and are praying hard to see a healthy growing baby again!

    http://cestep.blogspot.com/

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  90. Praise God! I found your blog through Angie, when she requested prayer. I will continue praying for you, throughout this next year.

    I lost a baby 2 1/2 years ago, at 16 weeks. Even during the ultrasound, I felt God's incredible peace. It's odd to feel profound grief and peace at the same time, but God carried me though, and I know He will carry you through too.

    Jen

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  91. PTL! I am so relieved and glad to read this post. laurie

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  92. I just read about another girl in a situation eerily similar to your's Her husband just passed away a couple of weeks ago and she is pregnant with their second baby. I thought I would pass along a link to her blog in case you would like to link up. Her loss is even more recent than your's, so maybe you can reach out to her. Here is her blog:

    http://www.mckayfamilylife.blogspot.com/

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  93. Bonnie, I am so relieved that the baby is healthy and the bleeding stopped. It really is a miracle the way it healed. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day!

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  94. I am so happy for you. I want to let you know that with both my pregnancies I bled for 6 weeks. Not just spotting, but heavy bleeding. My children are now 15 and 20. Even after numerous tests, ultrasounds, etc, the drs could never figure out why I bled so they figured it was probably a minute tear in the placenta. Just take it easy and dont do too much. God is good!

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  95. Oh Bonnie, I am so happy to read your wonderful news! My prayers continue for you, Caroline and this special baby you are carrying. You take care of yourself and rest every chance you get.

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  96. I don't normally leave comments on people's blog I don't know, but I wanted to share this with you.

    I randomly found your blog a few weeks ago off of my sister's blog, who of course found you through someone else's blog (that's how this all works, right?). As I was reading your story I felt the need to pray for you & your sweet baby. The next day your sister posted about prayers needed. I had chills when I read it, but knew that God had lead me to your blog at that certain moment & had placed the burden on my heart to pray for you. I am so happy that your placenta healed itself. Know that you will continue to be prayed for during this time.

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