Happy Birthday Anna

It’s hard to describe what emotion was hitting as we were driving to Children’s Hospital last year on this day, knowing I was in labor 16 weeks too early. The best way to describe our mindset is that emotion was not the leader. Emotion was strangely lacking and the best way to describe it isContinue reading “Happy Birthday Anna”

The Gift of Acceptance

Here is a short meditation Emily wrote about the joy of acceptance when following Jesus. It can only ever be sourced from a firm faith in a good God who is worthy of trust at all times. “Behold me, here I am; thy little handmaiden Acceptance-with-Joy and all that is in my heart is thine.”Continue reading “The Gift of Acceptance”

The Beatitudes Part 2

Those Who Mourn “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Recently our daughter’s revised due date came and went. She would have been born at 34 weeks gestation through induction to give her the optimal chance of survival due to her rare diagnosis. However, instead of entering into a physicalContinue reading “The Beatitudes Part 2”

Steadfast

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” Psalm 103:8 “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is myContinue reading “Steadfast”

Blindfolded

What does anyone expect to hear from us after just losing our baby? There are many things to process, but the first few are things like this:  Lifestyle being stopped and changed like hitting a brick wall going 100 MPH Having to take every moment, one breath at a time Choosing to be ok withContinue reading “Blindfolded”

His Glorious Grace

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us for adoption toContinue reading “His Glorious Grace”

Living Hope

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s powerContinue reading “Living Hope”

The Father’s Kind of Love

“Fierce love. It’s the best way I can describe the way I love her (Corrie). It’s a gift I can only truly understand when I look at my God – who fiercely loved. Not willing to leave me in my sin but provide a way out by giving up His life for me. I haveContinue reading “The Father’s Kind of Love”

Amnioinfusion Part 1

Today we had our first amnioinfusion appointment. Em and I traveled down to Denver in the morning and spent the day at Children’s Hospital. Two of the MFM doctors along with two stenographers performed the amnioinfusion. As a husband, it is difficult to watch your wife being stuck with a large needle. We had signedContinue reading “Amnioinfusion Part 1”

One Step at a Time

Life has dramatically changed in one week. Alex and I have been in a season of working full time, doing school online, and doing family life and ministry along with those for about 2 years now. It’s been a season that has been testing us more than most other seasons due to giving up theContinue reading “One Step at a Time”