"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." Psalm 26:3
...exhausted, a bit overwhelmed, a huge "to do" list and some anxiety, hope mixed with grief, and a near speechless ride home.....BUT our God is mighty and His grace is sufficient, feeling regained strength this evening being reunited with our inquisitive kiddos, kissing their sweet faces, smelling their little necks....soaking up the goodness and finding many reasons to praise Him...for He IS good.
It was almost a baby-moon night last night (before the big day) but we had a last minute tag-along...a hotel sofa sleeper who needed his mama and his dad. So glad we decided to take him because it has been a tough couple of weeks for a big boy anticipating his first baby brother real soon. He visited all the doctors with us including the NICU, saw some very squirmy, sick little babies, and learned the new meaning of compassion. It was a day filled with science lessons on the necessity of lungs, oxygen, and the like.
The Charlottesville team were kind, caring, and concerned but equipped and ready for Jude. Our prayer is for His perfect peace. 1) peace... for a little newborn who will want to cry and breathe for the very first time but shouldn't for his own health and easy transitioning to a ventilator machine along with feeding tubes, med tubes, and quite a few other tubes along the way. 2) peace... for a mama who'll long to hold, smell, and nurse her newborn baby. 3) peace... for a daddy who'll need to lean on a big God to lead his family through a fierce storm...
The ultrasound was the most beautiful part of the day because there, so very close by, was a strong and active boy, thriving well and already learning to exercise his lung(s) in the womb. He has hair and is amazingly precious! Oh, unspeakable joy! So tonight, above all, we "PRAISE" the Lord that He, in His infinite wisdom, chose to create little Jude with an infinite soul for a purpose...to bring Him glory. ~Jen
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."