Saturday, September 26, 2009

Home Again

I can only sit back in amazement at God. I prayed DAYS before we left that God would cover Joe and I with a protection for health issues while we were in China. I just did not want to get sick again - that was awful! Little did I know - I was praying for more than just illness. When my leg doubled it's size the night we got home - I called and got in the next day - only to find out that I had a blood clot. According to the doctor, I got it on the way there - that was what was causing all of my leg pain in China. And he said I should be MOST grateful that it came to nothing more while we were there. When I sat and thought about it - I have to agree, I could have ended up in a hospital in China somewhere, but no, God allowed it to stay put until I got home and then I could go in and get it taken care of. It is not a MAJOR clot - just in a minor spot where they don't expect it to be a problem. I have to elevate my leg, add heat, and take 800 mg of Ibuprofen TOO many times a day! But for that I am extremely grateful! SO - that explains why I haven't posted since we got home. We were scared we might miss our first plane in China - but that was another God-thing - everyone in our group made it to the plane and off we went! Jada did great on the planes too - many hours were spent with two plastic cups - she sure does entertain herself well!

Our kids, Becky's Dad and Mom, and our friends were waiting to meet us at the airport - what a fun treat! It was great to see them all!I think Jada wondered what was up though - with all of those kids staring at her!!! Welcome to your new world, Jada!We are adjusting - Mom is sitting with her leg up - or trying to anyway :). We are experiencing MAJOR issues with an older little one that thinks Mom is hard to share and is a bit frustrated that this new little sister isn't all she thought! But we will get there - it just takes time - and we have that! Keep praying for our adjustment and my crazy leg - we will make it - just let us get past this HORRIBLE jet lag!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Becky, your Mom was right with the bloodclot! God was so gracious to get you home with this! Do take good care of you!
Now the hard part of blending in this new little one into your family. I will be praying for you ALL.
Love, Aunt Jan

ShaggaBear said...

I know what you mean with your "older little one" having a hard time. My Abby did, too - trying to squeeze inbetween me and my youngest. It does take time and I'll be praying.
-linda

Teresa said...

Yikes Becky! That could have been tragic if it had been a bigger clot! Praise God He covered you.

Yep, adjustments take time, but I'm certain that you and Joe have it well under control.

Welcome home!

Carrie said...

So glad your ok! Praying for you all!

LaLa said...

Welcome HOME!! So glad your leg is ok and I love the matching PJs on the girls : )

Mr.Brian said...

It was great to get to meet jada.She is warming up so well.Give her a month and she will be doing great.
I think you should have posted before and after Mr.Brian helped, pictures of you cute stocking on your leg.
I am still laughing over here.Thanks for the entertainment Becky.Seeing Joe rollung on the floor laughing was the high lite of my week.
If you need anything let me know.

Kim K. said...

Wow. You are nothing short of a miracle. I'm glad you have a few extra angels watching over you and your blood clot. I'm glad you are home safe and sound. I loved stalking your blog in China. Best wishes transitioning into a Western time zone and your family routines. Hugs!!

sara h. said...

holy cow! My jaw dropped when I saw blood clot (prompting Alayna to say "wow, that was quite the face") It is a miracle you made it home with no major problems. Praying for the minor family growth pains....you'll get there.

ManyBlessings said...

Welcome home!! Praying for the adjustment of all as you begin your lives as a famly of 7!

Take care of yourself now Becky!!

Adrienne said...

Yikes! I was hoping you just pulled a muscle or something! Yet another example of God's amazing, abundant and sustaining grace.

Love the picture of the three girls and their beautiful smiles.

We had adjustment issues too (only 15 months between Gabey and Jacqueline and he was the baby for six years), but things are much smoother now. It just takes time for everyone to get used to each other and to accept that Mom and Dad have enough love for everyone!

Rest up! Love from Texas, Adrienne

Jewels of My Heart said...

Welcome home.....
So happy for you all and so thankful you are safe and can treat the blood clot.
Will pray for your girls....
God Bless You
Daleea

Carol said...

Yikes girl! I pray you mend quickly and adjustments for all proceed as smoothly as possible. Love you!

Heather VE said...

Miss B was NOT impressed with Little Brother when he arrived either. :) I spent many hours of many days sitting just like the 3 of you in that last pic! BUT... what a blessing, to have our arms full of children! Praying for God's sustainance for all of you!

hollym. said...

God was really watching out for you, Becky! Take care of yourself and all the adjustments will work out little by little. Enjoy your family!
Give Chloe

Heidi Vander Waal said...

Oh Becky that last pic with you and your girls is just priceless brought tears to me eyes. We will be keeping you and your family in our prayers as you heal and the rest adjust to a new sister and a mom that is having to take it easy.

love ya
Heidi

Sandra said...

Take care of yourself! A miracle that nothing happened with your leg in China...

We had MAJOR issues after bringing Tahlia home. Jazzie did not like it at all, but she came around eventually. It is going to take time.

Now go and put that leg up!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Thank God for answered prayers! Welcome home and welcome to America Jada!

I was quite surprised by the sibling rivalry that happened the minute Lauren placed eyes on Mia Hope. It has been one of our biggest challenges. It does get better but will take a while. :)

Enjoy your girl..for she is home!!!

Mom2Bs said...

Welcome Home!! How wonderful it must feel to be home with your precious daughters and sons! Praying you start to feel better and that soon you will be up and around enjoying all God's Blessing's!
Kristi VV

Anonymous said...

so glad you are back home and ok.
have fun with your new little girl
:)

amber drilling

Eight Isn't Enough said...

Oh my goodness...God is so good. Congratulations that you are FINALLY home with your baby girl. I am so excited for you and your family....God has brought you through so much and He will continue to care for you with your leg...and with bonding for all siblings.

Will check back to see how everything is going...Will be praying

Mom 2 six said...

Hoping your leg gets better soon- the pictures are great. Nothing is better than being home.

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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