Monday, June 15, 2009

A *Slight* Change of Plans...

Hello, Beautiful "Heart Cries" Readers...

This is Rebekah's friend, Laura, and she asked me to share a recent turn of events with all of you! Ben and Rebekah just left our house this morning, where they stayed overnight after 5 hours of driving from their home. The plan was to drive another 8 hours today and 8 hours tomorrow, arriving at their destination on Tuesday night. However, after a long day of driving and being only 60 miles from the rest and relaxation of their hotel stopping point, they received a call with some unexpected news: Rebekah's blood pressure has shot up and her doctor decided it would be best to induce her in the morning.

Tomorrow morning. At 6 am.

So, 8 hours into their drive, Ben and Rebekah have settled in to drive the remaining 600 miles through the night tonight and into tomorrow morning. Rebekah hopes to arrive at the hospital by 10 am, knowing it will take a little bit of time to get the induction under way. They will stop and sleep as needed, she assured me! They are excited and overwhelmed all at once. Rebekah wanted me to ask all of you to pray, pray, pray for safe travels, Rebekah's health, the induction, and peace for every person involved. Already understandably emotional, this turn of events has been tough on Rebekah and the time in the car is physically wearing on her (she gets a little nauseous during long car rides and hasn't been feeling so hot).

Leave her some love and I will do my best to keep everyone posted as new events transpire. Baby Boy is coming and that is so, so beautiful...he may be a little ahead of our schedule, but certainly not God's.

--Laura

52 comments:

  1. I'm new to this blog and have never posted before. I came over from Rebekah's.

    I'm sending prayers for a safe journey for R & B. I'm also praying that the new parents will make it in time for the delivery.

    I'm praying for Birth-mom Rebekah. I pray she will have an easy delivery and all will go well. I pray for peace for her as well as she begins a new phase of her life.

    I'm anxiously awaiting the next update.

    CeCe in MS

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  2. I know the driving and the anxiety muct be killing you guys, but hang in there! (and be safe, for heaven's sake...) You'll be with your little one TOMORROW! Can you believe you can finally say that?

    Love and hugs to you two, to Baby Boy and to Rebeckah...we'll keep prayin'!

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  3. Praying for you guys! I was so excited when I saw the update.I'm a total nerd and stayed up late hoping to hear the latest and I totally scored. I can't believe that by the time I wake up tomorrow morning, Baby Boy will start making his way to your arms. The girls are so excited to meet Baby Boy and we talk about him often. You know how Mr. Ben is one of their favorite people and they ask about him all the time. So I fall asleep tonight, please know you both are not far from my thoughts and I'm praying for your safety as travel tonight and into tomorrow. We are so excited for you guys! God Bless!!!!!

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  4. June 16th is a wonderful birth day!! Your son will arrive healthy and well loed! Travel safely. You are in my prayers

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  5. This is SO exciting! Praying for safe travels and lots of energy for your big day tomorrow (and many to come). Take pleasure and comfort in the fact that His hands are guiding every moment. Blessings, Jamie

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  6. Praying for your safe travels. Safe delivery. Safe mama's. Signed relinquishment on biodad.

    Go get that baby!!!!

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  7. Love and prayers on the way for ALL OF YOU!!
    Glad I was awake to see this post!
    Hugs!!!!! Jill

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  8. Thanks for letting us join you on your journey. Drive safely tonight and please know you and Rebekah are in many thoughts and prayers as you await baby boy!

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  9. Thanks for the update, Laura. I really hope they get there in time. God bless them all.

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  10. That's such exciting news! I'll keep everyone involved in my prayers. Thanks for the update and hugs to all. xxxx

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  11. Oh Wow! May you have a safe trip and may Rebekah's delivery go smoothly. We are thinking of you and your families. Can't wait to see pictures of your darling baby boy! ;)

    Thanks for the update Laura!

    ♥Rachel

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  12. hugs.........

    i'm praying!

    m :)

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  13. God Bless EVERYONE!

    May this be the FINAL hurdle you all have to jump to meet "baby boy" who will soon have a name!!!

    I will continue to PRAY!

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  14. Oh Wow! Thanks so much for the update. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, constantly. Will be checking back for updates!

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  15. sending lots of prayers your way for all involved.

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  16. Thinking of you and Ben!!!! -K

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  17. Hey Laura... Thank you for the update. I will be praying for all of them. God's plan is just perfect.

    I am sure God will fill them with the Grace(plus some extra) they need to make the long haul there without stopping...plus some extra Grace and adrenaline...!

    Please keep those in blog world updated on baby boy's arrival! Let Rebekah know that there are tons and tons of prayers showering all of them right now as this beautiful story unfolds right before their eyes.

    Sending happy thoughts, hugs, and lots of love...
    Julie :)

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  18. Such exciting news!!! Continuing to pray for traveling mercies and an supernatural amount of God’s peace for everyone!

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  19. So excited for them! I will be praying for safe travels, healthy baby, and peace all around.

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  20. PRAYERS, PRAYERS, PRAYERS! SO, SO EXCITED! THE DAY IS HERE AND GOD IS HOLDING YOUR HANDS! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE GLORIOUS PICTURES!

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  21. I am rushing around this morning and thought I want to check on Rebekkah almost decided to wait, so glad I checked now. It's 7:45 a.m. so I figure I'm in a different time zone but I'm going to pray all day....I can't believe he is almost here!!!

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  22. Oh my prayers are with you today as you get to welcome your baby boy into your lives!

    Safe travels and I can't wait to hear more!

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  23. Oh my goodness gracious! My heart dropped as I thought you all had missed the birth! I am praying now as you are just hours away from the hospital that things will go slow enough for you to catch your breath but fast enough that R won't be so uncomfortable. And of course praying, praying, praying you do not miss a thing!!!

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  24. SOOOO excited (BEYOND)! Praying for safe travels, easy delivery and sending lots and lots of love, prayers and hugs to ALL!!! We all cannot WAIT to 'meet' little Baby Boy!!!!
    Much Love-
    Dori

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  25. thanks for the update laura!

    ben and rebekah we are praying for you over here!!

    cant wait for the next update!!!

    katie, robb and grayden

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  26. ohhhhhhh, safe travels and hoping for an easy labor for Rebekah!!!!

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  27. Thinking of you guys on this long car ride. I pray it's safe and that you arrive in time to see baby boy born. :-D

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  28. Oh my gosh! When becky said yesterday that she was going in this morning to be induced I got so excited and felt like it was christmas eve! My heart was pumping and I had joy flowing all thru me! I shot her a text and asked about you guys and just knew you were already freaking out with anticipation! Oh wow! This is really happening, what an exciting time. I have been praying for yours and ben, becky and the little mans safety. Please take tons of pictures of my cousin and the baby! I soooooo wish I could be there!
    Many many blessings
    Cindie

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  29. How exciting! Drive safely you two, we all hope you make it in time to see baby boy right away! Rebekah, try ginger ale in the car?

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  30. Wow - I am so excited for you Rebekah and Ben! I know the ride is going to be rough on you, but the end result is what you've been waiting and praying for for such a long time. I am praying for a smooth delivery and for Baby Boy's health! What an amazing family he's being welcome into!

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  31. Nothing like parenthood to make you realize that plans mean nothing!!!! Welcome to the world of adventure! Prayers that you make it through the day with His strength! I'm so excited for you all!
    Darcy mom to 2 bios, 1 adopted and all gifts from God.

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  32. Sending prayers your way--get ready to meet that baby boy!! Thanks for keeping us posted!

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  33. Oh my! I saw Rebekah's post on Twitter last night and then read her blog to find out that your baby boy is being born today! So sorry you all had to drive so many hours throughout the night to get there.I'm not fond of long car rides either. I know you must be beside yourself with excitement! You may also be feeling twisted with lots of different emotions--just remember God is right there with you. He brought you two Rebekah's together, and he has chosen you and your husband to be parents to that precious baby boy. The time in the hospital will be one of those special, unforgettable times of your lives. Love on each other, and don't feel badly about shedding millions of happy tears. :-)

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  34. Many Many prayers!
    God bless and safe travels!

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  35. Oh Laura, thank you for the update....My thoughts and prayer are with all involved just as they have always been.

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  36. I just prayed for you and this awesome journey! Oh my goodness how excited you must be! I can't wait to hear the rest of the story! Best Wishes to you all!
    Samantha
    Thomasville, GA

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  37. Safe travels and I pray you make it in time to welcome baby boy into this world today!

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  38. WOW! Baby boy is coming today!! I know this is going to be a tough day with as tired as you have to be, but just remember that God knew all along that this is how it would play out. It's no surprise to Him and it will work out perfectly!

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  39. I'm praying for all involved! I can't wait to see Baby Boy's face!

    Praying for safety, health and peace for ALL involved!

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  40. Prayers are still coming your way. I am on the edge of my seat to hear the news. Thanks for the updates and you have so many people who are so happy for what is just beginning!

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  41. Praying for a safe journey!!!

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  42. Ben and Rebekah,
    I am so happy for you and have been thinking about you non-stop. Praying for you both and Rebekah too. I pray that you have supernatural strength for this experience. You both are rockstars and can do it!
    Love you,
    Teri

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  43. Oh sweet Rebekah'S! You both are in my prayers, it is 10 in NC...so I don't know where things are right now but God does, and you all are in my prayers. I have watched this miracle from the get go and have cried and prayed and laughed and prayed some more.

    I can't wait to see the pictures of you and your sweet son. Sweet Jesus, bless and protect them all. AMEN

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  44. Praying for your sweet family and loved ones!

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  45. Wow-wee! Praying for you all and a safe arrival of baby boy. And remember that God is in control even when we feel that we are not. :)

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  46. Hi Rebekah, I just stumbled upon your blog. I am praying for all involved!

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  47. Oh my goodness! SSOOOOO exciting!!! I am so happy for you. Hopefully you can get some good rest in soon. May God's blessing continue to fall on you guys.

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  48. That is just like labor, to surprise you and take you by storm! This turn of events will involve you guys more than ever in that amazing gift of bringing life into the world!

    I pray you make it safely, I pray Rebekah's blood pressure stays calm and for a safe delivery. I can't wait to meet your new little boy!

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  49. YAAYYY!!!! Congratulations, guys!! Be safe and hang in there! You'll have a baby boy soon!!!

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  50. *gulp* you are all in my prayers!!!

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  51. I'm just a ball of emotions! I can only imagine what you guys must be experiencing!

    You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers!

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