"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them." - Psalm 139: 13-16
It’s a familiar passage of Scripture to many of us, but it has taken on a whole new meaning for me in the past few days. God made Daisy. He created her. He "knitted" her together. Her frame was not hidden from Him. She has been "intricately woven" (apparently, more so than the rest of us since her umbilical vein isn’t working properly inside her liver but she’s still growing and thriving!). And, above all else, God knows the timing of her life. He knows whether she will survive or not. He knows for how long. And it’s written in His book – exactly how many days her life will be. And I take comfort in that. There is nothing I can do – nothing we can do or could have done – to change this situation. This is how God is choosing to create our 3rd child. I – we – love her already. So many of you do, too. I – we – are trusting in God’s grace that there is a purpose and a plan for this experience. God is in control. And He knows the future. And we must rest and trust and rely on Him to be our strength and our hope.
We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, prayers, meals, offers of child care, etc., that have been bestowed upon us. You are all near and dear to our hearts, and we are grateful for you. And we WILL be taking you up on all of your offers! To those who have already brought meals – THANK YOU! To those who have helped with the kids, with laundry, with cleaning – THANK YOU. To those who have sent words of encouragement, called, provided hugs – THANK YOU. and the biggest THANK YOU to those of you near and far away who are PRAYING. We are relying heavily on the prayers of those who are lifting us up before God’s throne.
Above all, Daisy is God’s child. His daughter. And I – we – really do trust Him for what is best for her and for us.