Wednesday, May 05, 2010

May 5th

Some days seem to be more important in our lives than others. May 5th is mine!

Some of the most impactful events to my life have happened on that date.

May 5th 1993 - My Nanny Taylor - one of the most lovely and special people I have ever met - passed away suddenly on this date. I was in the states, newly married, and poor, and couldn't afford to fly home to her funeral. It was a very sad time and I was heartbroken.

May 5th 1995 - I found out I was pregnant with our first child, Caleb! We had desperately wanted a child and had been told that it didn't look hopeful for my being able to get pregnant (hard to believe four kids later). I still remember looking at that test in the bathroom and jumping up and down crying and laughing. I quickly jumped in my car ran to the hospital lab and had a blood test to confirm it as I couldn't believe it. I then drove to Steve's work and excitedly told him the news, while he sat in shock listening. He continues to be such a huge blessing in our life, as have the other three special children that have since joined our family.

May 5th 2010 - Today I head off to the hospital for surgery to resolve a medical problem that has been progressively getting worse. For the benefit of my health I have to have an alternative to a hysterectomy that would make it very dangerous to both my health and a baby if I were to get pregnant. So, today, my baby making career ends. It's such a hard thing in many ways to do. I know that I have been blessed with four wonderful kids and have a lovely family. However, I love being pregnant and feeling that baby move inside of me. It is when I have closest to my Heavenly Father as being a tool of his creative powers. I do know it's what I need to do though and am blessed to have the options offered to me that will enable me to be free from the health problems that have plagued me recently. I have an amazing doctor, who is also a friend and I trust him completely.

So, instead of feeling sorry for myself. I am going to celebrate the four miracles that have entered our family, and celebrate the life of my beautifully Nanny Taylor. She continues to be an inspiration to me of strength and courage when faced with adversity.

Next chapter of life, I'm looking forward to seeing what you bring.


JoAnn said...

My thoughts are with you today, Kim and I hope all goes well with your surgery.

Mtn Eng Teacher said...

Mercy--you need some breathing time! I've sent prayers forward for you, and I hope all goes well today. It sounds like you'll have some enforced "rest time," so BREATHE and knit and heal! Blessings to you!

Geek Knitter said...

Wishing you all the great good luck in the world. Calm and healing to you.

stitching under oaks said...

this was beautiful...I'll be praying your recovery is a quick and gentle one.

Larissa said...

i'm a bit late to the party here and i hope that by now you are sitting in a warm and comfy bed with a fun netflix video and some mindless stockinette knitting in your hands. Hope all your healing goes well. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Denise said...

Hi Kim, I'm praying everything went well for you with the surgery, hopefully it's all for the best, and yes you have 4 wonderful kids, great reasons to celebrate. Was Nanny Taylor your actual nanny, or do you mean grandma?
Hope you can update soon so we know how you are.

Denise said...

I just read your post and my eyes are full of tears but I'm also celebrating with you as your blessed life moves on. You're in my prayers my friend.