No, I’m not having quads! Our daughter Libby is. But when something this big happens, it’s a family thing — a “we” deal. And yes, our emotions have been all over the place, from scared silly, to excited, from joyful, to fearful and overwhelmed. We continue to have to trust God one day at a time.
Libby, the youngest of our five, is herself a fraternal twin, and she has a daughter, Grey, 21 months old. At this time, she is 27 weeks and doing well. Oh, there have been scary moments — a late-night trip to the emergency room with stomach pains that turned out to be a virus and not pregnancy-related.
There have been funny moments — an early sonogram confirmed four boys. We got used to the idea of Grey having four brothers, and then the next month, we found out one was actually a girl! Yea, a sister!
There have been revealing moments. I have been able to go to the doctor with Libby a few times. Seeing the 3-D sonograms is like being given a secret look at God and catching Him in an amazing moment of creating. Psalm 139:13, 15–16a has come alive in new ways: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. … My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance. …”
There have also been faith-stretching moments. One of the boys has a hole in his heart. So we pray for healing and ask for God’s peace.
Throughout every emotion and in every moment, we have all been reminded again that we are not in charge. God is, and He is good. He has gone before us to provide in so many ways, in the tiniest of details. And He will continue to do this.
This morning, I read Psalm 95: 6–7a:
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. …
How comforting it is to be reminded that we are His flock under His care.