Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Week of Highs and Lows

What is it with this week?

Fifteen years ago this week, my mother in law died suddenly of a very unexpected Heart Attack. 

Last year this week, my cousin died suddenly of a very unexpected Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

This week, I attended the funeral of a friend's 31 year old sister, who died last week of a very unexpected Amniotic Fluid Embolism while delivering her second baby.

My grandma also died last Monday, and while she was old and not in good shape, this was a very unexpected death caused by Kidney Failure.

I am not a superstitious person, I do not believe in curses or anything strange like that... but I find it odd that this week is often surrounded with tragedy in my life.

On the other hand... one year ago this week we got news that would change our lives forever, and forever make this week one that is also surrounded with great joy: we were matched with our sweet Penelope and she was born just a few days later. 

Isn't it wonderful how God can redeem anything?


  1. eek.

    i have some erie high/low days. like my second child being born (with warning/cautions from OB and perientologaist of high risk of still birth) on an awful, awful, awful day in my life. and my wedding anniversary is on another awful awful awful day that i made one of the worst choices in my life. go figure.

    i like to look at it as God's redemption of a bad day. His pouring out of love and grace on days that may otherwise cause much despair.

    He gave you LIFE (through lil' P) on a day/week/time of reminders of death. (kinda like HIS power over death maybe?)

    hope you feel HIS comforting hand on you this week!

    1. that was supposed to say "perinatologists" as in a fetal doctor. not sure what that other thing is! he hee!

    2. So happy to have one of my favorite commenters chiming in. XOXO

  2. I'm so sorry about your Grandma, Emmy!!

    But SO thankful for sweet Penelope!!