And as for the rest of the family....many of you know that Mike and the kids had come up on Friday evening. When we woke up on Saturday, Andy was running a fever so Mike and the kids headed back to Moscow. Very disappointing for all of us. So far no one else is sick, though. And Andy is seeming better already. Please just pray that God would protect our family from illness and give us wisdom about visiting each other and Hope in the NICU.
Okay, I just got a call from the doctor while I was typing this. She was warning me that Hope might not take to the breastmilk right away. She said she would actually be surprised if it didn't come back up on the first time, and that I shouldn't get discouraged. Nice to know, but I'm still praying it goes well and they can start upping her amounts. She also told me that if I haven't come down with something by Tuesday morning, I should be fine to come to the NICU again. Actually she told me that I could wear a gown and mask and come in anyways, but I think I'd worry too much. So Tuesday I will go see Hope again, assuming I'm not sick. Oh, I just feel so relieved today. Thank you, God, for a break today. I've been needing it. I'm just going to leave you with one of my new favorite verses.
He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.
PS Thanks to everyone for praying for us this morning.