Friday, June 6, 2014

trusting in his goodness...

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."  Romans 8:28
Jude is doing well today as he passed another non-stress test! Praise!
After my own appointment, I retrieved my purse when the crew stopped to ask when I intended to land in Charlottesville. June 21st is the current plan but with the odd looks and many questions, I quickly grasped that my timing wasn't soon enough. Five days from today was their best assessment of when I should be relocated just in case Jude decides to arrive early. So, needless to say, I felt a bit distressed wondering if we've made the wrong choice about when to set sail.'s all we can do right now. We've booked the apartment and planned accordingly for the 21st so, for now, that is where we are. It has truly been our biggest hurdle thus far to make that decision regarding lodging for our entire family for the time we have and to stretch out Paul's work schedule so he can plan to be with us for at least a month.
The average time these babies spend in the NICU is estimated at a whopping 8-12 weeks because, once they're past the critical stages, it takes just as long to wean them from the high dosages of drugs and then they have to learn to eat. Eating can be especially difficult as their little intestines and organs have been in a twisted mess for all of their life! So..."trusting" what?  Trusting that this is not surprising news for the Lord who holds all things in His hands. I learned long ago that He is either Lord over all or He's not Lord at all. Jude has been created by our Creator and he is certainly in His hands, not ours.  
So thank you again for your continued prayers in the many decisions taking place, the "impossible" planning, the preparing of our minds for the tough realities that lay ahead, and the peaceful transition in moving away for the summer. Thank you also for keeping our sweet boy in your prayers as his big day is drawing nearer. We choose to trust Him in the unknowns, knowing His goodness in all things! ~Jen

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