Sunday, September 2, 2012

"Faith is absolute trust in God- trust that could never imagine that He would forsake us" - Oswald Chambers

I love this quote...   Not only will God never forsake us, but I LOVE and appreciate that He chooses to bless us with sweet little hugs along our journey, reminding us that He is there, He sees and that we can never out love Him.  There have been so many little hugs along the way which I would love to share with you throughout this journey, so today the hug from God that I can't help but share with you is the blessing of a Mother-in-Love that shows up with a heart that is ready to serve as much and as long is as needed.  She cooks, cleans, does laundry, runs errands and loves on our kids (she is a school teacher by trade, so she's got a great imagination...  Andrew can't get enough of putting that imagination to good use :) AND as we are rushing out to the hospital she even asks "David didn't have any jobs for me, is there anything that I can do for you while your gone?"  I guess I should play the lottery because I got a phenomenal husband AND Mother-in-Love... just kidding, I know that luck had nothing to do with it, it is all God ;-)

Grace is doing great today... She got to eat/drink for the first time today (Phew, Momma's hard work is going to good use).  Up to now she has been just getting electrolytes, lipids, etc through a line because they didn't want to stress out her system (requiring it to work harder) by making it digest the milk.  Please pray that her system handles the milk with ease...  Thank you!  

Our tentative date for surgery (Tuesday) is still very tentative (it looks like we won't know for sure until the last minute).  We are STILL dying to hold her, they promised us that we could hold her before surgery...   I only got to hold her for about 2 minutes right after she was born and poor David hasn't had a chance to hold her at all yet (the reason being that they don't want to risk loosing the 2 important lines they have going into her umbilical cord). Check out this picture of our little angel eating for the first time and she has her eyes open...


AND... Abby and Andrew got to visit Grace again today...  They told her what they learned in their Sunday school classes and we sang her a worship song since Gracie couldn't join us at church today and then Abigail didn't want to leave without making sure to pray over baby Grace...


As always, thank you for your prayerful support!!! XOXO

3 comments:

Elise said...

Such a beautIful post and pictUres. Thanks for the update! It looks like you got the picture positioning just right :)

The Keierleber Family said...

What sweet pictures and siblings! I knew Grace couldn't have been born into a better family! :)

Kathy A. said...

Oh, Grace is so beautiful! I have my prayer warriors working hard!

Love, Aunt Kathy