Friday, February 6, 2009

This evening before Lee and the kids arrived, I talked with Cal via video chat, and after hearing him say: "I love you mommy", a couple of times, I lost it. Darrell said he had a good day and he even got a new toy today! He seemed in better spirits this evening when we all said hi and goodnight to him.

I had my second visit today from Lee and the other kids. I hope I didn't ruin the visit too much for Lee as I kept crying. I would stop here and there. But I know Lee would have liked to have gone without the throw-up. First Haley threw up on my sheet, and then Clark threw up on the floor. At least he just had to clean off the kids and not the other stuff. The hospital staff did the rest. Despite an odd visit, I was very, very glad they came. It was so hard seeing my girls and not being able to pick them up and play with them. They did eventually sit by me on the bed and that was nice. Okay I better stop, I am making myself cry right now! I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family!


beautifuldey said...


So sorry that you are going through this. I know it's for a good cause and all, but that doesn't take away from how hard it is. We're thinking of you.


MissouriMormonMama said...

Oh Ruth! It must be hard being separated- you have every right to cry sometimes! I'm so sorry that life shifted so quickly and hope the time flies by. What's up with the throwup? That is kind of odd ( :

Sandra said...

Ruth I cried with you, it brings lots of memories when I was pregnant with Madeline. Here are two things that helped me. The scripture Be still and Know that I am God; I repeated it over and over. Also whenever Grant came up to see me before he would leave he would give me a blessing, that comforted me and helped me endure a little longer. He gave me lots of blessings. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I am available whenever you need it.

Patty and Kevin said...

I can't even imagine what it's like to be away from your other 4 children... especially your little twins. It was hard enough for me - and I only had Haili! Looking back, even though I was only on hospital bed rest for 3 weeks, it was probably the roughest 3 weeks emotionally that I've ever had... I felt helpless, alone, and discouraged. Kevin kept reminding me that even though I couldn't be with the family, it was making all the difference in the world for little Laurie. Your baby will forever be grateful to you for this difficult sacrifice. We love you and are praying for you and your family!

Mike said...

I'm glad you can take a shower. We are busy getting ready for the girls. We'll keep you up to date.

Sue said...

I'm so sorry Ruth!!! I wanted to cry with you. I know that everyone will be watched over while you're taking care of yourself and the new baby. Lee's tough he'll be okay. The kids have great care givers it sounds like. I know you'll miss them. I can't even imagine. Hang in there . You're in our prayers.
Hey Have you read the Twilight series yet? If you haven't that would keep you entertained for a while. There are 4 books.
Take care.
Love Sue