Saturday, February 25, 2006

Unbelievable

It's 7:30 Saturday morning. I've gotten about 5 hours of sleep in the last 2 days. This may not be the most exciting read in the world, but maybe it will at least garner a few sympathetic (and perhaps pathetic) comments like, "oh you poor thing!" Well, here's what's been going on...the good and the bad:

First the good news. It looks like Carrie and I will be buying a house this summer. We have a family in our church that is moving at the end of the summer and they want to sell their house to us. They are being very generous to us, and it looks like it's all going to work out. We'll only be 2 miles from the church and on an acre of land. It's a three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with a bonus room, large living room, kitchen, dining room, etc. Oh, and there's a really cool tree house in the backyard. I'll be sure to keep you updated on the progress of the house buying. Unbelievable.

Now for the not-so-good news. It seems that I end up having some sort of crisis about every six months or so. The last one was in September with the broken finger. Well, now it's about time for another one. And sure enough, it hit this week. I started feeling achy all over on Tuesday and ended up staying in bed all day Wednesday. Thankfully that was all better by Thursday, but Wednesday afternoon I started having a lot of pressure behind my right ear. I saw the doctor on Thursday and he told me I had an ear infection. (If you want some medical details check out this good article, with pictures from WebMD.) I went back to the doctor on Friday and he said my ear drum had sprung a leak! That's not really a good thing. Now I'm temporarily deaf in my right ear and can't sleep at night. Theoretically, ear drums heal up on their own pretty well. And if not, surgery usually can repair a messed up ear drum. Unbelievable. There's actually a little more crisis to the story, but I'll spare you all the gory details. You're welcome.

Okay, I can't end like that, so here's some more good news. Carrie and Daniel are both doing well. Carrie has one week left before her due date and Daniel is still pretty active. Carrie had her last day at work yesterday! That was very exciting. Now once I'm back in one piece, we'll be ready for this new adventure.

In all seriousness, please continue to pray for us during this exciting and challenging time. We are confident that God is more than able to meet all of our needs, both physically and spiritually. He can heal broken ear drums and can deliver healthy babies. And as my friend Cristy has so lovingly expressed, he can even do miracles on babies! Please read her blog at http://www.siberiangrits.com/isaiah/isaiah.html for a very encouraging account of their new son, Isaiah. Read from the bottom up to get the story in chronological order and to see the magnificent things God is doing!

Thanks again for all your prayers.

5 comments:

LMLogan said...

wow!! you are definitely in my prayers!! but how awesome is that about the house!! what a blessing!! doesn't the Lord work in the most unbelievable ways!!
hope your ear heals quickly and you and Carrie get a nice restful week off next week!! :)

LMLogan said...

well I'm sure you all are busy but wanted to just congratulate you or wish you luck w/ the baby!! (don't know if he's here yet!) :)

and hope your ear is better...give carrie a squeeze for me!!

Aaron said...

Hey Will! Aaron Crossley (from ABC) here. Just happened to come across your blog, and wanted to let you know how excited Jessica and I are for your new child! We will be praying for you, Carrie, and Daniel!

Will said...

Thanks you two. Unfortunately, no baby yet. If Carrie doesn't go into labor before Friday, she'll be induced Friday morning. And, not that it's nearly as important, but my ear is healing slowly. I still can't hear much, there's some fluid still behind my ear drum and it hurts. But it's really not a big deal right now, all things considered, and I'm sure I'll have some other things to take my mind off it soon enough! :) Thanks for the prayers! We'll keep you updated.

journeyer said...

we want to see baby pictures!!!!