Thursday, November 21, 2013


And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7

I woke up this morning with peace.  That peace.  The peace that  can only come from God because you know that it doesn't make any logical sense for you to be at peace.

And I know this peace has come to me because of prayer many prayers prayed by many people.  

I receive text messages, Facebook messages, emails and phone calls so I know there a lot (hundreds, maybe thousands?) of people praying for this baby and for me and my family.

If this baby is born healthy and whole, it will be the miracle that I am praying for and expecting.

But if we find out she has Down Syndrome then we will love her, protect her and care for her with all we have for as long as we live.

And if we find out that she has Trisomy 18 then we will love her, protect her and care for her with all we have for as long as she lives...whether that's  20 minutes or 2 weeks or 2 years.

Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for our sweet baby girl.

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. - 1 John 5:14-15


jennwa said...

I am glad you are at peace with it. God knows best, no matter how much we do not understand the reason. Love you and praying for you all the time.

Jenny said...

we're praying for you as a family daily. Love your love for this little girl.

Mari said...

One of my co-workers and I just had the same conversation. She just found out on Monday that her baby may have similar problems. She's due in May. There are lots of people praying for her too and she said she's feeling that same peace. So now, I'm praying for both of you.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your feeling of peace must be the best thing on the planet right about now. Love this.
Praying for all of you.

Billie Jo said... are feeling it...that wonderful, intangible, warm feeling of peace. So glad, my dear friend. Let it wrap you up...

Madeline said...

I am so glad you've found peace. We are praying for your whole family every night.

Aimee said...

I'm so glad to hear this!

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers.

Kay said...

Thankful you are at peace. I've been in that place during hard things and it's truly indescribable. Praying for your sweet baby girl and your whole family. Hugs!

Kelli said...

You have been on my mind the last few days...praying for you. I am happy that you have found peace..