Thanks everyone for praying for Mom. It has been a month now, and she is doing so much better. Last week she had another ultrasound which showed 70% improvement in the blood clot. One part of the clot is still significant and causes pain and problems with a valve, but she's able to get around more and is slowly regaining her strength.
We've heard the baby's heartbeat three times now and all feel relieved and overjoyed. You should have seen Mom bawling for joy the first time we heard it. (Some people say by number twelve it must be all old hat--they are so wrong!)
And we all continue to grow...
"He makes everything in our lives and circumstances subservient to the one great purpose of causing us to grow in grace, and of conforming us, day by day and hour by hour, to the image of Christ. He carries us through a process of transformation, longer or shorter as our peculiar case may require, making actual and experimental the results for which we have trusted."
~Hannah Whitall Smith