Monday, May 1, 2017

913 Days

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

For 913 days, we waited on the Lord.

We hoped, we wept, we despaired and we grabbled for a stronghold. Time and again we found the Lord - or, more accurately, he found us in our brokenness. He truly works in ALL circumstances to call us to Himself. He is our stronghold in good times and bad. His name is to be praised above all names. It is incomprehensible that God would incline his ear to us and - more - invite us to call him daddy. He has listened to the cries of his people and he has granted us once more the blessing of life. He alone is the author of life.

He is a good God and his timing is perfect. Thank you for this blessing and that I never felt alone in my 2.5 year walk through infertility. Thank you to the countless people who have prayed with us and for us -- who have walked with us through peaks and valleys. It means everything.

If you are still in the wait, remember, there is beauty and blessings to be found in the brokenness. Cling to God and He will indeed make ALL things new. I am praying for you if this is your struggle.

Baby 2: I chose you. I fought for you. I had to choose you again and again when things got hard -- when we traveled to hell and back. 913 days of waiting, wanting and wondering. And you are completely worth the wait. In fact, as weird as this seems to say now, I wouldn't trade the wait for anything because it made this moment so much sweeter.

                                              Nugget #2 Arriving in December!

Isaiah 26

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock."

Psalm 127:3

"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him."