At 8:00 pm., Karie was given a certain medicine to slowly get the process started. She had to lay for two hours while the medicine took effect. This would have normally been grouling because of Karie’s discomfort. The time passed quite quickly though because four of Karie’s friends came by. We spent 2–1/2 hours telling stories, reflecting, laughing, crying, and then beseeching the throne of grace in prayer. It was a very sweet and encouraging time. They left at 10:45 pm.
It is now 11:00. The doctor came by to check things out and found there has not been much progress thus far. They are going to give Karie some relaxing medicine to help her sleep for a few hours. The tentative plan is for the doctor to break her water around 7:00 am. Providentially we are hoping that our children will be able to come moments after Mercy is born.
Thank you all for your prayers and encouragements. We feel hemmed in by the cords of grace.
11:18 pm. 1–22–15.