to all of our prayer warriors,
thank you thank you thank you. yesterday afternoon i had realized that i didn’t have my phone on me. i thought i should check it just to make sure. even though i’ve refreshed the myhealth site like a gagillion times. sure enough missed. call.
i think my heart fell down into my stomach and i was literally too scared to check the voicemail. just to make sure it wasn’t another appointment reminder i clicked on the voicemail and all i saw was “genetics lab” and “low” i jumped in the truck and booked it to the office to find joe.
we listened to the voicemail together that went a little something like this…
” hi abby this is (name) from the maternal fetal medicine. I’m calling because we do have your genetic screening results back in today and i have some good news to share with you. we screened for the more common genetic conditions that we can see with pregnancy and al of yours came back with a very very low chance of being present. so no red flags everything came back with a very very low risk”
listening to her words a few times over i couldn’t help but notice how she used very very two times in the voicemail. i remember way back to youth group a lesson we learned about when Jesus would speak he sometimes would use the same word twice. “truly truly”. saying truly once usually meant that it was a bold statement. but when the same word was used twice in a row it meant the person speaking had the most authority to use it and it was making a strong statement to the truth. i don’t know if this could be linked at all but that message struck boldly out to me that it wasn’t just a low risk, it wasn’t just a very low risk. it was a very VERY low risk. i felt in my heart immediately that we got this.
joe and i hugged tighter than i think we’ve ever hugged before and i think both of us just felt a tremendous weight lifted off of us. the power of prayer changes things, moves mountains and sometimes we get the answers that we had been praying for.
we let the news sink in and shared it asap with friends and family. as i was driving home that night i couldn’t help but feel in my heart hope for those who might not have received the same news as us. at the point we were at yesterday we had accepted that the tests could go either way and we were prepared accept the answers that God gave us. We had had time to adjust to the idea that our plan was not the only plan for our lives. the past week has introduced me to some amazing amazing parents who have been in our situation and are experiencing all sides. between them and God they made me see that anything is possible and life will work out the way it’s supposed to.
we now are lined up to meet with a bunch of different specialist and doctors. we have a meeting scheduled with our surgeon and have had so many local families sing his praises. i’m actually quite excited to be able to meet him.
we will keep you updated on our journey but for now we are just resting from answered prayers before we move on to the next steps.
again, i wish there was some other way to express my gratitude to make you all aware of how much joe and i appreciated your prayers. the only way i know how is,
from the fullest hearts we say thank you. this past week was tough but you and your prayers, cards and messages made the unbearable bearable.
on to the next phase!
abby, joe and goldfish