"The deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray:

'Thy Will Be Done'."

~Elisabeth Elliot

Thursday, February 24, 2011


i'm loving this year so far!

first, although difficult to go through, we were able to see my father recover from open heart surgery. it was a huge blessing to find so much support from our church family. you find out who you can lean on when going through a tough time.

second, i completed my first semester of classes at RISD...loved it, loved it, loved it!!

third, nate and i found out we're having a baby!!!!!! woo hoo!!!! once again, we were overwhelmed with the love and support that we received from our church family. we received a wide spectrum of responses from our news...whether it was literal screeches of joy, spontaneous tears, or even peeing your pants a little (your secret is safe, no worries)...it was obvious to us that we were never alone in our journey. you were right there with us, partnering with us through prayer as usual. what a joy to share in answered prayer!!

God is so cool! i mean, after all the things we tried to "make" it happen, He did it in His own time...a very pleasant surprise after being told by doctors that there was almost no chance it would happen without their help...

we disagreed...considering we got pregnant with zachary without their help so we knew it was possible...but we knew it could take a long, long time.

after a baby boom at our church, we concluded to set up another appt with the specialist...the earliest i could make it because of my school schedule was january 28...thankfully, i was able to joyfully cancel that appt.

i don't feel at all like this should have happened 2 years ago or whatever... i really do feel like it happened "on time"...amazing to think that God's timing has brought together the exact chromosomes necessary to give us the exact child destined for us.

i'm 10 weeks today and couldn't be more tired or moody....but i'm soooo thankful to be feeling that again.

pray for us! pray for baby w!!! he/she needs to stay super comfortable for a very long time!


Tara said...

I'm overwhelmed with joy along with you both! Ezra can't wait to meet Baby W (he told me he's hoping for a girl) and neither can I. I love him or her already.

Heidi said...

Rejoicing with you!!! And yes, I thougyht of you and prayed for you often as I thought I would die from being so sick while carrying Hayden. And everytime I wanted to complain I honestly thought about Zachary and how blessed we were that God allowed Hayden to pull through all that He did!