A few months ago, my cousin Marivic ("Bec") and her husband Allan proudly announced that they are finally going to have a baby... after 13 long years of waiting. Of course, this great news brought so much joy not only to the couple but to us relatives and friends.
This morning though, Marivic sent me this email which shocked and really saddened me:
"Dear family and friends,
We are so blessed for all the concern and love that all of you showed and extended to us. Praise God for all the blessings and His faithfulness in our lives!!! Thank you so much for your prayers!!! Thank you so much for those who called and emailed us.
Update: Last July 2 (Thursday) I had a regular ultrasound check-up and found out that I have a very short cervix and was advised to go straight to the Labor and Delivery of Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan and is under the care of Dr. Blessed. I was admitted to the hospital and was under observation. Doctors are afraid that baby's water might break or I might be having premature labor contractions that I may not be aware of.
At 24 weeks (6 months) of baby's gestational age, doctors are concerned of baby's survival. Baby needs more time to grow inside me that's why they are keeping me in the hospital (bedrest) until I give birth here. Hopefully, with prayers and trust in our Lord Almighty that I may keep baby for 8 to 10 more weeks inside my womb and that he'll be normal and healthy.
As most of you know that me and Allan have waited for 13 years for this miracle baby and God has blessed us with this wonderful life inside of me, we thank and praise God for our baby!!! We pray that I may be healthy and strong for baby's sake and that we trust in the Lord that baby will be healthy and normal.
We thank every one of you who has been praying for us!"
Please help us pray that God will pour out His loving grace to protect Marivic (our beloved "Bec") and her unborn baby.