Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thanks Ladies!

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who offered your congratulations and prayers. It means so much to me to know you all are here to offer support in good times and bad. I can't put into words what you all (and this blog) have come to mean to me. K and I have decided to only tell a handful of people (parents, siblings, close friends) with the request that they respect our privacy. Basically, we told those people who we know have a strong prayer life and relationship with the Lord. I am humbled to know that I am an answered prayer that so many people had prayed for me. I believe that they prayed when I just couldn't pray about this anymore. I am requesting that those same people continue to pray for the health of this child.

I'll let you all in on something...this has sort of calmed my anxiety. In the Bible, Hannah prayed to the Lord to give her a child under the terms that once God gave her a child, she would give him back to the Lord. This is why so many young families have baby dedications in church services. Well, once I found out I was pregnant, I felt immediately as if I should give the child back to the Lord from within my womb. It doesn't make me a saint, but it just felt appropriate. So, I am trying not to worry about what the next 9 months entails (although this feeling comes and goes). I know this child already belongs to God, and he will enable me to protect and provide for it, as long as it's within His will for our lives.

I pledge to pray for you all in hopes that you too will be sharing good news with the blogging world. I sent an email to a friend which said, "I was told I would have to use donor eggs to get pregnant. Now, I know if God can work a miracle with my eggs, He can do just as mighty things to other eggs and sperm." I will continually pray for God to hear our prayers until they break through Heaven like a flood.

I love you all.


Fertilized said...

oh yes!! I hear you. I am not write or express it will - but the prayers of loved ones and bloggers I have never met are what got baby A here w/o a doubt in my heart.

praying the same for you

Deidre said...

Yes! Like I told you before, continue to praise God simply for WHO He is instead of WHAT He will do. He is so worthy! And, he has you, K and this precious baby in His hands. He is certainly capable and we are not!

Still praying.....

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY hear you! I was lying in bed this morning at 4:30 am (in the middle of this monster thunderstorm, nonetheless) and having some serious tummy cramps. It felt like AF was coming, and I was majorly stressing. I was trying to keep my composure, trying to keep breathing. I was just praying and praying that God would let me fall back asleep. But he didn't, I was wide awake. Finally I came to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter how much I want this, it's all in His hands anyway. I felt this wave of calm rush over me and I fell back asleep. It's so hard for me to give the control up, but it's vitally necessary at this point, for my sanity at least.

Big blessings and hugs to you!

Mel said...

I love this post.
I love that you know this baby is already God's, because so many people don't get that. He has given you this child for his glory and I know you will always do your best to glorify him through this baby.
You guys are on my prayer list.

gracechild said...

CONGRATULATIONS! & I am so very happy for you. God definitely sees your heart and dedicating the baby to Him while still in the womb is an inspired idea. Afterall from Ps139 we know that He already knows the baby.

Kristen said...

CONGRATS!! I am so excited for you! I think you wrote the post about Hannah beautifully. I did a study on a book called "Hannah's Hope" that delved into that very subject. It's so awesome that you recognize right away to dedicate the baby to the Lord. I'll be praying for you and the little one.

Casey said...

I'm sooooo excited for you. There have been several ladies with BFP's the past few days. I'm just waiting on mine!!! I'm 4 days late, but I'm not getting my hopes up yet. I feel like I could start any minute! I've been 15 days late before with BFN.

God does answer prayer! I have just one question: Are you gonna continue with the fostering? I'll be praying for you throughout your pregnancy! Congrats again!!!!

I Believe in Miracles said...

Awesome. Awesome news. Congratulations. I love this post. I love the way your faith shows and how you are trusting God. I love the way you just described Psalm 139.13 "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."

definately be praying for you.

Joy said...

I just found out your wonderful news through "Lost and Found" and wanted to wish you a blessed pregnancy!!!

I, too, dedicated my children before they were born, in my own way. No ceremony, no lavish prayers or onlookers. Just be silently telling God that they were His and thanking Him for allowing me to be their mother.


Courtney said...

big congrats! I love the name of your blog. God is so faithful!

The Baker's said...

Elaine,thank you for the sweet comment. I hope and pray that God gets us through these 9 months without any complications. I have been started on progesterone suppositories as well my progesterone level went down from a 8.3 to a 7.9. I am alittle nervous, but trying not to stress to much.Hugs

A said...

I just read the news!!!! I am beyond excited for you!!!! You were in my thoughts the other day...and then I read this...wow! I'll keep you and your bean in my prayers.

I've been praying since I first saw that second line. I have constantly been asking for God to fill me with peace and it has helped immensly.

I am sooo happy for you!!!

Mindy said...

Hi! I just got my computer all set back up and saw your news. I am so happy for you and I will be praying for you and for your appointment on Monday!
God is good and HE is in charge of everything. I have to remind myself of that THROUGHOUT each day!

ps - did your book arrive yet from Amazon.com?

Jen said...

What a great attitude. I hope if our time ever comes, I will be able to relinquish baby to Him as you have.