Forgive me for taking so long to write and update you all. The last time I wrote I was sick, very sick, and pregnant. Well we had our baby, a beautiful baby boy, and my illness went away! Hooray!!! Here is a picture so you can oooh and ahhhh.
I know. He's way cute.
Well you heard right, my PoTS just went away. Shortly after I gave birth my body went back to normal. What a miracle! (What a mysterious condition) Boy am I glad it is gone. The other day I ran up the stairs and stopped to realize that not too long ago that was an impossible task. What a relief that I am symptom free!
As I look back on the last several months I realize I have much to be grateful for. Grateful first and foremost for my beautiful son. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love him and what a joy he has been in our family. We all treasure him. I am grateful to be independent again. I am grateful to be physically active again. I am grateful to be surrounded by wonderful supportive people.
Glancing back, I can see some of the miracles that took place. The first has to do with my husbands job. My husband started a new job shortly before all of this happened. I have to admit I was weary of him taking this new job. His earnings would be half, HALF, of what he was making. That's a big deal. But it turns out his new job was part of Heavenly Father's plan. At his old job he worked long tiring hours and I never knew when he'd be home. The distance of his job sites were varied also. Sometimes he'd be an hour away, sometimes 3 or 4 hours away. With his new job he is less than a mile away, working normal business hours. When things got bad and I needed him home in a moments notice, he was there. This NEVER would have been the case if he still had his old job. I believe that this is an example of God knowing our needs before we do.
Another miracle was when the baby was delivered. There were some complications. All of a sudden they were calling for doctors, the room was tense, and I found out we would be having an emergency C-section. During all of the chaos I was completely calm. This is NOT my personality. I do not react well to last minute change, especially at a time like that, but I felt peace and comfort. The thoughts; "there's nothing to worry about", "everything is going to be fine", "trust in the doctors" kept gently whispering to me to calm me down. I believe those feelings of peace came from Heavenly Father. I was not alone in those moments of distress. He comforted me when I needed comfort.
I have to admit the last several months have brought about a great deal of physical and mental stress. I would not ask to go through this again, nor would I wish it on anyone. But as I look back I can see some good. I can see God's hand in my life. I have much to be grateful for, and I because of these experiences I believe in modern day miracles. Thank you for your patience with me over the last few months, in my lack of posts. I hope you are all doing well!