Dear Dan and Kristin,
Your two babies are tucked away safely in me, taking residence with Jesus who also lives in me.
This is the text we received at 10:36am this morning from Brenda.
Got a little teary-eyed after reading that one! Praise be to God that our embryos are safe in her womb and most of all, safe in God’s hands. They will never leave His hands – whether here on earth or in heaven. Of course we selfishly pray that He keeps them here on earth for MANY MANY years. We just feel so blessed already that He has given/loaned them to us for even just these past 24 hours. We do not want to take any moment for granted! We cannot WAIT, I mean WAIT to see what these next 8-9 months hold!
Brenda is at home resting. The transfer was at 10:00am in Grand Rapids. Dan and I planned on going, but when we woke up at 6:45am, I did not feel good at all. I was worried about that last night – I have been incredibly crampy and my stomach has just been churning. Apparently Dan could hear my stomach in the middle of the night. I decided that sitting in a car for an hour and a half one way would not be a good idea. We wanted to go SO BAD, but in reality I am glad we didn’t. I know I need to rest and let my body heal (from whatever is going on in there).
The procedure was to take between 15-30 minutes. I have yet to talk to her in person, but through text, she is doing well! She slept most of the way home and is resting now. We told her that after she gets some rest to let us know when she is up for some company :).
It is just SO SURREAL to think we have two embryos here in town, in another person’s womb. BBAAAHHHH! It has been such an exciting day! Even though I will never carry them, GOD will. I know these next 12 days are crucial, so we just pray they stay put and find a nice napping place inside Brenda. But like Brenda said, they are taking residence with Jesus. They are literally out of our hands. We can do no more. This is such a faith step right now, yet the most freeing. I know Brenda is taking SUCH good care of them, but she too, knows this is our Father’s world and we can walk safely in His path.
Another answered prayer today! Please continue to pray that those embryos stay put :)!