Friday, February 10, 2012

Rolling With the Punches.......

This was Amber last night! She is so excited to be able to EAT and keep it down!
I picked up Arby's Beef and Cheddar WITH Curly Fries AND an order of onion rings -
of which I admit to eating over HALF! We were stuffed!

Today we had lunch at The Olive Garden with her good friend and college room mate, Lisa.

Lisa is 26 weeks pregnant - Amber is 14 weeks and 1 day.
Plus Lisa is having ONE baby!
Amber is having FOUR!
They were so cute together!

We have had a good day!
Just having lunch out tired Amber so it was back home to rest.

Mike is putting in new Pergo flooring.......WITH the dogs at the window supervising!
This was a good reason for us to leave the house for awhile.
He had a couple of friends help him - all of them engineers so you know they are doing a bang up job!!

I went for a walk after we got back from lunch. It rained earlier and was dark and cloudy. By the time I walked the sun had come out and the clouds were scurrying away.
While I walked I was thinking about the events of the past year in Amber's life. First - she and Mike made the decision to start their family. Then pregnancy and miscarriage followed. Not once but twice. A life long problem solver, Amber found a doctor and after two surgical procedures to fix the problem - they were ready to try again. Praise God pregnancy came soon and not long after that the news that she was carrying quadruplets. The doctors think there are two sets of fraternal twins. Twins run in our family every other generation so twins would not have been a surprise. But TWO sets???

Plus this is a high risk pregnancy where she has basically been sick as a dog from the very beginning! AND she has continued to run her two businesses.....

She is one tough little lady that rolls with the punches!

She's in there now preparing for a craft show where she will feature her hand made custom jewelry designs.

If ANYONE can handle this quad pregnancy and being a mom to four at one time.....
Amber can!!
When I was pregnant with her the one prayer I prayed specifically - over and over -
was that God make her 'mighty in Spirit.'
And he has! I am sure everything is going EXACTLY according to HIS plan!


Kelly said...

I do believe that God has a plan for us and that he only gives us as much as we can handle. I'm sure that is why Amber will be fine with this multiple pregnancy. I used to tell my husband, before we ever started a family, that God better know better than to give me multiples! I'm too anxious for lots of little ones around at one time. He gave me 2 boys a whopping 7 yrs apart. How's that for planning?! Ha! Glad that y'all were able to get out and enjoy your day. Your daughter is such a strong woman. You definitely got your wish!

Deb said...

that so exciting that the two friends are expecting at the same time...I'm glad she is able to helps having Mom around...

Flora said...

Linda, what hope we have...when we know HIS will will be done!... I think that girls of yours takes after her mommy!!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Soooooo glad she is having some good-eating days.

Do the docs think this not-easy-to-eat-ness will eventually pass?

Hugs to all of you...

And to LD, back home too, of course!

"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man
who insists on treating her
as if she were a perfectly normal human being."

~Oscar Wilde

Louisdean said...

Great pics and writing. I like the one of Amber eating the Burger:) best. Believe me I understand the feeling:)

Angie said...

Absolutely beautiful picture of you and Amber. Sounds like you are taking good care of her. Your right, she is one tough gal. I don't know how she does it all.

Carla said...

Love the pictures of Amber and Lisa. Too cute. And of course the of you two is cute. Man just eating Arby's and not getting sick would be a feat even for me.
So glad she's feeling better and holding down the food.