Monday, December 17, 2007

Mary Christmas had baby Jesus in a staple!

We finished our Christmas cards last night. As I was ordering the boy's picture card online we were trying to think of something we could add since Luke is so into the Christmas story this year and has had some great question that we cannot answer! He is convinced that Jesus' mom is Mary Christmas and that Jesus was born in a staple! So we added that to our cards. We struggled with what to do this year for our card. Last year we did a March of Dimes card to include Isaac in our greetings but when I went to order them this year it just didn't make sense to me to spend 150 dollars on cards and only 20% goes to the March of dimes when I could spend 20 dollars on picture cards at Walmart and donate 130 to the March of Dimes. So that is what we did.

Tomorrow is the BIG appointment to determine whether Happy's brain is growing or if it has stopped alltogether. I am praying every moment that there is growth. I am dreading the trip for many reasons. I really don't want all of the "specialists" telling me about all of the things they expect to be wrong and the horrible outcomes. I know that this baby is a gift and no matter what we love him so deeply. I just wish that the doctors spoke of him as the gift he is and not the misfit medical case they have to deal with. God put him right where he is and created him just how he is for very specific reasons. Not to say that I don't have a hard time with all of this because I struggle each day. It is beyond belief for me that some women just get pregnant and have a healthy baby nine months later no questions asked. I wish they could know how blessed they are. It frustrates me immensely when women take this blessing for granted. I have tried to eat the right things and do the right things and still I have this cloud hanging over me.

So anyhow...if you could ALL pray tomorrow we would so appreciate it! We know that God is hearing our cry and we are hoping he responds. We know that great things are yet to come!


Christa said...

I just wanted to say that I will be praying for you all tomorrow here at home. I really hope that you find a compassionate doctor, that can make all the difference. Cyber hugs to you ((())).

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you guys for your journey tomorrow. Many positive thoughts are heading to you from North Carolina.

Anonymous said...

I am praying, and will be tomorrow, especially for you to have peace, and for Happy to have awesome brain growth. I understand how you feel about other pregnant women who don't understand how blessed they are, I felt that way when we lost Levi, I did everything I could right, so don't worry there are people that understand and like myself know how blessed I am.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you all and especially for tomorrow.

Emi (from CM)

Anonymous said...

You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. It is so wonderful to hear how you guys are staying so strong. I want to share part of my devotion with you, it is entitled Perseverance.

Sometimes I feel too weak to hang on; will God hang on to me?

Because you trusted me, I will preserve your life and keep you safe. I, the LORD, have spoken!. Jeremiah 39:18

He will keep you strong right up to the end, and he will keep you free from all blame on the great day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. Corinthians 1:8

I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again. Philippians 1:6

All glory to God, who is able to keep you from stumbling, and who will bring you into his glorious presence innocent of sin and with great joy. Jude 1:24

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you and Howard tomorrow. We will pray for your trip to and from, for the boys that their day goes well, for whomever talks with you that they are filled with compassion and love for two wonderful parents. We pray for strength for both of you throughout the day. Most of all we pray for the miracle of Happy.

Anonymous said...

You are being thought of often and prayed for even more.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that you both have been included on our church's weekly prayer list (Church of the Nazarene)and because I knew you were a member of MOPS at the Fed, I asked Valerie about it the other day and she shared with me your blog site. I am so sorry for the things you are going through with this pregnancy, but am inspired by your love for God and how well you are handling everything. I have been praying for you all and have even added you to my MOPS group's prayer list (north of Pittsburgh). Please know that you are being thought of often. I hope for your sake that you receive the news you are hoping for and that you will have more understanding doctors who see your concerns and the love you have for your children. Please take care and may God Bless you all.