Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pillow case~

I just recieved a visit from the HRP operations coordinator to give me a gift that they give all their long-termers (yikes! I've only been here 13 days and I'm considered a long-termer!). This ministry was started by a lady that was here for 100 days and her story ended very happily. While she was here her church ladies made her a pillowcase with a bible verse on it and all of their signatures were also on the pillowcase so that when she went to sleep at night that she would know that she was not alone. I recieved my pillowcase today with the following scripture:

"When you lie down, you will not be afraid. When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet."
Proverbs 3:24

If you read my previous post, you will know that fear has been creeping into my heart...slowly, but steadily none-the-less. I can't help but think that this was God's gentle reminder that I'm not alone and that He is here. I also think that all of your loving words were His way of showing me that there are people out there that care about me and Cooper. I'm grateful for all of your words and prayers. I know that I will have times where the fear will be paralyzing and times that the tears will fall...and, that I have to keep my eyes on the prize which is to bring my baby boy home...


  1. How sweet! There are so many good people out there. Sweet dreams.

  2. Jen, how beautiful. I believe in signs and find that God is so amazing to give us signs when we need them most.

  3. What an awesome ministry.

    I am overwhelmed just thinking of the emotions you must be experiencing. I can't comprehend it - I can't begin to imagine how you must feel, living it!

    My thoughts are with you. . . and with Stephanie, too. So sad. And I'm sure hit home in a painful way for you, too.


  4. What a wonderful gift. God knew you needed it, that's how He works. Perfectly timed.

  5. How thoughtful and sweet. Such a little thing and yet the impact so huge. Bless them all and bless you my sister! Bless the little one inside whom I recon is going to have a gigantic spirit! He has a wonderful, loving and sweet mum he can't wait to meet. (When I prayed for you yesterday I got goosebumps all over and I just knew in my heart that everything is going to be just fine)Big hugs and love. :)
    PS: Don't underestimate the support you have given me too - you are the daughter/sister/mother everyone dreams of.

  6. What a beautiful idea! I hope it helps you rest easily during your time in the hospital.

    I'm glad to hear about another Steelers baby! We definitely have to get an infant sized jersey for the little guy -- or else we'll have to swaddle him in that big one. :o)

  7. Hey there, you don't know me, but I am a Dec08 Babycenter mom, and I came across your blog via someone else's blog that was connected with that BBC board...

    I just wanted to let you know that I've read your story here and I am thinking of you and your growing baby. With my first baby (Dec08 was #2) I landed on hospital bed rest at exactly 24 weeks--to the day--for pre-term labor that I had no idea I was even experiencing. I slipped and fell on ice and was worried about how hard I fell, went into the hospital and they found out I was conracting regularly and my cervix was funnelled and beginning to dilate--all of those "twinges" I had been having were labor--at 24 weeks. 3 weeks in the hospital (twice daily NSTs like you...I know that antepartum unit so well!) and then 9 weeks at home on strict bed rest with twice weekly nurse visits and more NSTs. My now perfect 3.5yo son was just over 3 weeks early, but totally fine. Even though the hospital routine can get a is such a source of comfort and security to know that the best in the business are literally feet away to come to your assistance in a second.

    Hang in there...this hospital time will seem like it happened in a dream or something once you are home with that healthy little bundle in your arms. Sending you good vibes and good thoughts!