Pippy's Journey

And the blessings come tumbling down

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrew 3:13 (NIV)

I have to admit, I was a little nervous about making my blog public (or creative internet journal as I like to refer to it). Not only am I sharing a deeply personal experience, but I’m also openly talking about my Christian faith, which is not a popular subject these days.  But I am so thankful I took the chance and decided to put everything out there!  Tim and I have received countless messages of prayer and encouragement from both friends and strangers, Christians and non-Christians. Thank you all so much for wishing us well and showing us love!  You are all great examples of the verse above.  Your encouragement has helped us stay focused on God, His timing, and His plan for us rather than give into the feelings of fear, anger, and bitterness that try to sneak in.  The love and support we feel from all of you makes this journey easier.  And I am thrilled to hear of those of you who have been encouraged by us! I am so grateful that the love of God is shining through Tim and I. 

We are asking for prayers for the coming week.  Our next doctor appointment is September 5.  It’s a routine appointment, but I’m feeling very nervous about it.  We are still desperately praying for miraculous healing for this baby, so keep that in your prayers as well please!  My concern about the upcoming doctor appointment is that they will not find a heartbeat.  We know there is a possibility that the baby could stop developing and die in the womb and this is my fear.  But I don’t know what is a greater fear, losing the baby now or carrying the baby to full term, delivering and the baby dying shortly after. So please pray that Tim and I will have peace no matter what we find out at the appointment. 

Thank you all again for your love and support! We already feel God raining blessings down on this fire!

9 thoughts on “And the blessings come tumbling down

  1. One day at a time. That’s all we have to manage. We can’t do anything to reverse yesterday and we have no promise of tomorrow. Just remember, no matter where you find yourself, God is with you and sometimes He sends a person to just hold your hand.

  2. Reading your internet journal has shown to me what a special young woman Tim is married to. It is a very brave endeavor to post your story for all to view. God will not forsake either of you. I keep you in my thoughts at all times, and prayers to our Lord that we will all witness His will in regards to Baby.
    Enjoy your trip and don’t worry about your next Dr. visit. It’s the things we don’t know about that cause us to worry and be afraid. Knowing all you can will help in the end. Take care…

  3. This morning when i was praying about you both . God reminded me about the furnace. I think you mentioned it as well in your blog. I thought of you, Tim and baby Legan being in the furnance like shadrak, meshak, and abindigo. And i was day dreaming of your womb being the furnance and the three of you being in it together and Jesus being there with you .. SO stand firm on his word and you 3 will come out of this proved.Helathy baby and all .God is still working Miracles !

  4. Jessica, you truly are amazingly strong, and I have complete faith that God’s will is going to be done in your life. My family will keep praying for healing for your baby (because we really can’t wait for cousing Tim and his wife to add to our family), but we will also pray for your comfort and continued strength through this time. I have no idea what this journey will be like for the two of you, although I share your pain of the first fire in our life. If there is anything we can offer from California besides prayers please let us know. We love you both!! Leslie, Jason, and the kids.

  5. Hi Jessica. I don’t know you personally, but grew up with Timmy. Your mother-in-law and I were close for a long time, and my mom received an email from her, recently. She passed it onto my sister and I, and that’s how I heard about your situation.
    I just want to send a little more encouragement your way. My husband and I have been trying for a family for about 3 1/2 years now. In March 2010, we found out that we were pregnant, and a short time later that it was an ectopic pregnancy. To say we were devastated is an understatement. Ever since that time, days to even years later, we have received so much encouragement that has sparked so much hope inside of us. That’s my intention for writing this email.
    I remember, in my darkest hours of hurt and pain, the comfort i received came mostly from women that had gone before me in these types of trials. It wasn’t their words, but their empathy that calmed my spirit. They cried with me and they cried out to God for me. It was one of the turning points in my walk with Christ, propelling me to grow daily with Him.
    Jessica, I’m praying for you and Tim. I may be a stranger to you, but am no stranger to the emotions you both are having. Something that gave me comfort was knowing that our Creator was holding our baby, in His loving hands- that unbelievably are more loving than mine. Also, that before this life was even born, or lived to see many days on this earth, he/she fulfilled their divine purpose for which they were sent…a miracle, really.
    As you go to your doctor appointment, I pray that the peace of our Father continues to supernaturally reign down on you and Tim. I pray that His will would be made clear to you during this time, and that His glory would shine through this while situation- because that’s what this life is all about, right? Faith and hope is what gets us through life on this earth, as believers. Since I can’t be there to cry with you, know that I am crying out to God, for you and your family. May His everlasting love and peace be shown through you both.

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! I’m so glad to hear from you and we appreciate your kind words and prayers! I’m so sorry for the loss your family has suffered and I pray that you’ll soon be blessed with a growing family! Thanks again!

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