But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A selfish prayer request

Hi again everyone,

There are stacks of emails from lots of you special people that I wanted to reply to now that we are settled in my parents' home, but I'm dealing with near-constant back and side pain which makes it difficult to sit up for any extended period of time. I am struggling with some anxiety related to the pain, mostly borne from thoughts like, "How BAD is this going to get?" - especially when I'm not yet 20 weeks along, and we really want to keep those babies in there until 34 weeks, God willing! The Lord keeps reminding me to take it day by day and not borrow trouble from tomorrow. Would you please pray for peace and joy for me during this time of waiting (and if God is willing, for the pain to ease)?

Contractions keep me off my feet for most of the day already, so I'm having to remind myself "I am not an invalid; I am doing an important job that happens to be hard on my body." I hope and pray that helps in warding off depression. :} God's promises in His Word are more precious to me at times like these!

Oh, one last thing: my appetite is still not what I'd like it to be. I'm having trouble eating foods I used to love, so it's usually more a matter of forcing myself to eat than truly enjoying what's before me (big exception: Mom and Dad's marinated steaks on the grill!). So if anyone feels led to pray that I'd start really craving and enjoying food, that would be a blessing. :)

Love to you all,

P.S. We'll send a 20-week picture on Sunday. We were traveling this past Sunday, hence no photo.

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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