Wednesday, December 19, 2007

He Gives and Takes Away

I have some sad news to share tonight. I had my first doctors appointment today. Casey, Braelyn and I drove all the way out to Bryan to meet our doctor for the first time and get that anticipated first sonogram. I went through all the questions and the very intrusive and embarrassing examinations, so far, so good. Then, by the time Braelyn was reaching her limit, we were escorted to the sonogram room. Right away the lady knew, and she quietly and respectfully told us that although I was 9 weeks along, the baby stopped developing around six weeks. Another miscarriage. (I had one before I had Braelyn. It was very early in the pregnancy.)

Casey and I are doing okay. We're sad. A miscarriage is just a sad thing. I have a D&C scheduled for Friday afternoon. (I did not have this last time.) I am hoping that this will give doctors an opportunity to look at the tissue and find out why this is happening, but I understand if there are no answers.

We trust the Lord. We thank Him and worship Him for His blessings and protection.


Sara Triana said...

Wow. I'm really sorry Stephanie. I will make a special effort to remember you in all of my prayers. Love you.

Erin said...

My heart will choose to say, "Lord, blessed be your Name!"

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that. I'm sure it is not an easy thing to go through...again. My best friend had a couple miscarriages too and I saw how much it hurt her.

Lord, comfort Stephanie and Casey right now and give them peace that passes all understanding. Thank you Lord that they can trust you and put it all in your hands! Amen!
I don't like saying "I'll pray for you" and then forget to, so there ya go! :)

Casey said...

I am so sorry to hear this. just think... your little bundle of joy that didn't make it here to earth, is sitting up in heaven with Jesus, waiting to meet you one day! I pray for peace about Gods plan, and timing, and I pray that everything goes okay health wise for you in the coming weeks.

Ashley M said...

Hum. I'll be trusting that the Lord is caring for you and growing you through this. And I'll join Erin saying, "Lord, blessed be Your Name."

monique said...

I am so heartbroken to hear the sad news. You will surely be in our thoughts and prayers.

crystal said...

casey, stephanie and braelyn-
please know that the schinzlers have you in their prayers. may you be surrounded by comfort in this season of your lives.
"all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." -psalm 139:16
thank you Jesus that your plan is perfect.

Cindy said...

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
May your hope never waiver! It is so hard when God has different plans for us than we have for ourselves when we are so excited about something. I had to recite that Jeremiah verse to myself so many times when we lost a baby before we were blessed with Peyton. You and Casey will be in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

stephanie, i have only met you once (at morgan and caseys craft night), but i keep up with your blog :) i don't understand what you are going through right now, but i just wanted to say your perspective is extremly encouraging and edifying to me as a sister in Christ. may God bless your family for that! --liz hodges

Jenny said...

Oh, Steph. I don't have words. Just prayer for your healing and sweet family.

Jen said...

I'm so so sorry you are going through this again. I know how incredibly hard that is. We'll be praying for you and Casey!