Sunday, January 17, 2010

Reflections John 9

A couple days ago I was reading Hailey stories in her children's Bible and one stuck with me.  It's so awesome how you can read the Word time and time again and different pieces speak to you.  We read about Jesus healing the blind beggar in John 9.  You can read the story, but the disciples asked who sinned - this man or his parents that he was born blind...Jesus said no one, "this happened so the work of God might be displayed in his life."  I have been searching for answers about why the babies were born so early, why they have had such a difficult road, why did Katelyn die, and what could I have done differently.  This verse really set my mind at peace.  There may have been nothing I could have done, nothing the doctors could have done to give us 4 healthy babies.  My idea of a miracle was a long pregnancy with 4 healthy babies to bring home with us.  God had something much different in mind.  These babies are truly miracles in a different way.  They are 23 weekers now gaining weight, eating, breathing, doing baby things, talking about coming home!  Combined, they have had 10 surgeries.  These scars are a testimony to His miracles.  These babies will have a story, reminders of God's work.  God has given us strength and peace during these last few months.  He has been so evident in our lives and working in us daily.  We have to trust Him and seize every opportunity He has given us in any capacity.  We have met so many families that we may never have had the chance, families that have lost one of a set of multiples, families of micro-preemies, families of babies that have similar complications.  It is so hard to believe that we have been through so much and our marriage is strong, Hailey is happy and our faith is so real.  That's God's work in itself!  Today is their due date, we are so thankful for what God has done and will continue to do in them and in us!  Happy Due Date my babies!  We continue to trust everyday, you are miracles!

8 comments:

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!! Your words and faith are so inspiring!

Meg said...

What a marvelous testimony. I'm so glad God is teaching you such wonderful lessons through all of this. You really do have some glorious miracles on your hands. Happy Birthday babies!

Suzy said...

I've been following your story since I found out about you guys from Jenna Walker. What a wonderful devotional you have posted this morning. Happy due date to you and your babies! You have much to be proud of!

The Denby's said...

I pray all the people we have been introducing your site to, have been following. For me, todays update has been the most uplifting and hits right at home as well as what the world is facing in Haiti. God IS guiding you all: Mind, body and soul! Thank you, Jesus, for this wonderful family...

Britt said...

beautiful words. Happy Due Date babies!! I loved spending time with you yesterday!

Angie B said...

yay :) God is amazing :)

Mom/Nanny said...

Since you were a teenager your heart's desire has been to be a missionary and share God's love with everyone you meet. Your dream has been realized. You may not be in Russia or any other foreign country but your testimony has reached around the world. You have become a woman after God's own heart and I am privileged to be your mother.

Rebecca said...

beautiful. and happy due date precious babies!