The school day was regular, and that means good. Nothing out of the ordinary, which can sometimes be the case after a holiday weekend and heading into Finals. After school, I headed to my Parents to show off the new car, my mother approved of the color and the "grown up car". Then it was home to meet Aaron and go to the church to meet with NVCL's prayer ministry team. When Aaron first came on staff at the church, he sought out this ministry to be part of his support system. This is a group of people that are truly gifted at praying. They are amazing people with great stories as well. We had been invited to attend the meeting so they could lay hands and pray for our family. Of course, we did not pass up that opportunity.
When we arrived, we shared with the group all that has been going on with the pregnancy. We received a book "God's Promises for your Children", it is a devotional filled with the Word and how to use the Word to effectively pray, specifically for your children. We spent almost 2 hours being lifted in prayer. The entire time, Jeremy was moving and kicking receiving all that was being spoken over him and around him.
"The Lord will perfect that which concerns me" Psalm 138:8
We laid hands on my belly, stating "You are perfect Jeremy, you concern me, therefore you are perfect."
This was the prayer of another mother when given news regarding her pregnancy, the doctors had suggested the best thing to do would be to terminate the pregnancy. They chose not to, and had a "perfect" little girl.
"death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit" Proverbs 18:21
Often I hear from people, you are so positive regarding your prognosis, and I reply - we have two choices ... I chose to trust God and walk in Faith that he will provide all I need. This is not the time to be a negative Nelly, or woe is me - how would that help Jeremy. I am given this time, right now to take care of this little guy. I am going to do all I can to make this part of his life the best. I chose to have positive, life giving words, to those around me and to Jeremy. Speak with boldness - often, life giving words.
I know that God will take care of me (and my Family), it is His will not my own that will perfect our lives.
The Lord is good ... and this world is small.
I just heard from our photographer that our sneak peak will be up soon. She also shared that she already has worked with our special nurse! They already have a relationship - how amazing is that! I look forward to posting the images - of Aaron and I, then in a few weeks of our entire family!
Final thought: Be at Peace ....
Come into quietness and peace. Be at peace with where you are, and what I've called you to do. Be at peace with the ones I've brought into your life.
GRACE AND PEACE!