Birthdays with Jesus.
Well, today wasn't anything of what I expected. All my plans and good attentions went down the drain when Samuel was up coughing all night. We were debating whether or not to take him to CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia). So this morning, we rushed and dropped off Libby at a friends (Sonya). Mike took me to my specialist appointment and dropped me off and then headed down to take Samuel to the doctor's to get checked out.
I waited almost 2 hours before I saw the ultrasound technician. Mike was finished with Samuel and waiting in the car outside while I was waiting to be seen. Mike said Samuel needed an x-ray at the hospital and was to be checked for pneumonia. I got called back for my ultrasound.
i told the technician that one of the things we were trying to do was to make sure there was just one baby. She asked me how I would feel if I had twins... I told her it would be exciting but my hands are so full with two little ones as it is. She then proceeded. It was quiet and I was straining to see the screen. I thought, "hmm, just one." And then she said it...
"YOU'RE HAVING TWINS!!!!!"
I started to cry. All the emotions of the day poured in. It felt like a gift from the Lord to find out today on my sister's birthday. It was like a comforting response to know that God did love me and have good plans for us. I called Mike and told him the news. The appointment finished, I ran downstairs and hopped in the car. We drove to CHOP.
We waited in the E.R. for a little bit and then were given a triage room. Soon after Mike started throwing up. Our friend David came and picked him up and took him back to his house so Mike could sleep. Mike came back at 7:30 that night. We stayed in triage until 8:30p.m. and Samuel was admitted into the hospital. Mike and I left an hour later to get dinner and pick up Libby and head back to the house. Mike is staying the night with Samuel and I'm staying at home with Libby.
I thought today would have been a time to reflect on my sister and to grieve and to thank God for her. I didn't know what this day would hold. I thought I would have some time to myself or at least eat some icecream or watch a sad movie or something. Instead my whole little family is sick and I just found out instead of 2 children, I'm going to have four! We are a family of 6! Crazy.
Well, I know Libby is spending her birthday with Jesus. I can only imagine the kind of party she is having. I'm sure she's blowing kisses at me and giving big hugs. She is definitely not lacking anything and I bet she's getting the best chocolate and the best ice-cream up there. Hopefully she'll save me a big piece for the day that I get to spend a birthday in Heaven.