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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Beep, Beep, Beeeeep, Beeeep, Beep, Beep ... and TWO BOOKS YOU MUST READ !!!

I mean you gotta laugh at all that goes on at a hospital (the place of healing) - the noises alone are enough to drive me to drink about 3 diet cokes a day and completely have my eye twitching during sleep ... Not to mention vitals every 2-4 hours ... It goes against every bone in a mother's body to wake a sleeping child, especially to stick in an IV and draw blood at 4 am ... Don't get me wrong I know they are the medical professionals and have to do what they have to do, but COME ON - you gotta laugh at all the oddities of it ... I have gotta laugh for sure to keep from screaming (my OCD nature goes crazy in square box of a room) ... As moms we all know we never sit still !!! There is not a moment during the day when we aren't picking up something, cooking something, folding something, driving someone somewhere, running errands, etc and here I am in a 15 by 15 room just sitting !!!! Seriously, it is the most drained and tired I have been since I got off the plane last year w/ Joseph / Daisy from Uganda ...


WWWWhhhhhhhheeeeeWWWWWW, I just had to get that out ... Day 6 in the hospital and Maggie is doing well ... She has had a slight fever each day and not sure if we are going home today or tomorrow, but hope to find out soon ... Each moment of the day I am reminded of our visit to the hospital in Jinja w/ Katie to visit a friend who had been in an accident ... When I tell you Katie was helping to care for this friend as much as the medical professionals were and we were staring at them in a 4 by 4 square concrete room that looked more like a nasty jail cell than a hospital room - I AM NOT EXAGGERATING  ... Even on that day, I stood and thanked the Lord that my Maggie is receiving amazing care in the states ... We have state of the art equipment and facilities ... It is something I have never taken for granted since my first trip to China in 2005 ... We are a blessed country and we need to find ways to bless others !!!!

I so appreciate your prayers ...

I am about to eat the breakfast of champions in the hospital - 2 butter biscuits and big fat DIET COKE !!! Yes, I have fallen off the wagon big time here, but planning on getting back to my Diet Coke FREE life when I get back to my normal crazy life w/ the OATASVALL FAMILY OF 8 ... hee hee ...

If you haven't already read DAVID PLATT''S book "RADICAL TOGETHER" then do so and don't forget to PRE-ORDER KATIE DAVIS' BOOK "KISSES FROM KATIE" DUE OUT IN OCTOBER ON AMAZON ... They will blow your socks off and encourage you to join the LORD in his quest to teach people about his love !!!!


6 kind words.:

Shelley said...

You are such a good mommie. I am a nurse and know all about waking people up in the middle of the night. You surely don't go to the hospital to get rest, poor Maggie and Mommie. I keep praying for that little head to be infection free and that you will be able to go home soon. You are truly a wonderful family and bring such inspiration to me!! I hope to one day be surrounded by the worldy family such as yours. Love what you do for the orphans and God Bless you and all you do.

Treasures Evermore said...

Continuing to pray...and will be adding those books to my list.

demp5 said...

Reading through both right now. Someone gave me an advance copy of Katie's book, and I don't think I have made it through a page without crying. Seriously, she blows me away. Don't be too hard on yourself regarding the Diet Cokes ;)
Blessings,
Meghan

Carrie said...

Hang in there, Gwen! Know that Maggie is being prayed for here in San Antonio, and so is her sweet Mama and family. And by ALL means, extreme stress over your baby is never a good time to kick the Diet Coke habit (at least this is what I tell myself!)

In Him,
Carrie
P.S. Please tell Coach O that a Daddy who was "through after 3 kids" watched his video the other night...God is good. Someday, I'll have a beautiful story for you!

mrs.stinnett said...

Praying for ya'll!!! I am finishing radical right now and can't wait to read radical together. I am hoping to start a study with some new christians and want to read radical with them - wouldn't that be an amazing way to start your walk with Christ!

Blessed Bentons said...

Been praying...will continue! Much love to all of you!