Sunday, July 08, 2007

When Bad Things Happen

My Kenai had a seizure this morning. She is okay now but we're not sure why she had it yet or if she will have more. For now she is sleeping with us...except she's not much into cuddling and had to go to sleep in her own bed before we could sneak her into ours. Totally backwards right?! Some tests to do still but most likely it is just one of those weird things and she won't have any more or it's epilepsy. Seems we won't know more than that until she does or doesn't have any more.
Most of ya'll know I've been through my fair share of shit. Holding this vibrant angel while she went through this was the most terrifying and most awful and most...sickening thing. I couldn't stop crying while we waited for the ambulance and I called my sister and my boss while Jedd held Kenai. I looked up and saw Flipper holding her son so close to her and I knew how she felt. You know when you see something happen to someone else's child you have to hold yours a little tighter? It's a weird thing to see from the other side.
A good sermon from last week is actually helping me through this. It was about courage and how David had the courage to face Goliath. He recalled the times God had done things before and that brought him peace. I remember when I was 7 1/2 weeks pregs with Kenai and woke up bleeding. For days (holiday weekend, couldn't get an ultrasound) I was numb; hoping she wasn't, but certain she was, gone. He came through for us then and I can't describe the feeling of seeing her little heart beating so strong. I'm hanging onto that right now and I feel sure (now that she's out of the seizure and I'm not wondering if she'll die) that we will be able to handle whatever this turns out to be, even if it turns out to be something. I have peace I know only comes from God...though I'm still not sure I'll be able to sleep tonight.


  1. Hey, it scared us all. Glad to know she is doing ok now and we are keeping it all in all prayers. You guys take it easy too...well not so easy you start smokin pot or od on happy pills...mainly talking to my brother ya guys!

  2. hey, I'm so glad Kenai and you guys made it tbrough okay. I just couldn't stop crying Sunday. Kenai is such a beautiful spark of life. We will keep praying that God protects her and you guys. We love you and wish we were closer. Sending love and a big hug across the miles. (And I hope Elliet had a wonderful birthday - big birthday hug from Aunt Christie.)