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!