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, December 20, 2012

Seth better again!

He's back down to 3 liters/minute flow on Vapotherm cannula only. I'm holding him right now, so happy he's with us here on earth and wanting him to come home and join the party!

While Seth won't make it home in time for Christmas, we know he is on the mend and will be with us, Lord willing, for Christmases to come. I keep thinking about and praying for the families who won't have their little ones with them this Christmas, including those devastated by the Sandy Hook Elementary mass murder. I cannot begin to fathom their agony - it's too painful to even go there in my mind with our precious 2nd-grade Isaac as a "what if?" All I can do is pray for supernatural comfort and peace beyond comprehension to enable them to bear their grief (I love the verse about God daily bearing our burdens.) Isaiah 40:11 is a verse I've prayed many times: "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young." It seems so appropriate for this tragedy. Those parents and families need His gentle care.

I also think of my little cousin Per who is with Jesus and doing just fine while his family here misses him every moment.

And then there are my beloved friends who would love so badly to have a child on the way or already here and IN the way this Christmas. For the first time in 6 years I was able to sit through a Christmas concert 2 weeks ago without the sad ache and longing of secondary infertility.

My friend Donna was sharing how difficult the holidays are as there are so many reminders of her two grown sons who've both gone to be with The Lord, and I know my best friend Heather's family would give anything to have her beautiful smiling face and gentle spirit with them as they celebrate.

I could go on and on - more and more names and faces come to mind, including friends' beloved spouses who are sick or already gone. I will try to be faithful in praying for all these! It so easily could have been us this Christmas, a Seth-sized hole in our hearts and family. THANK YOU once again for caring and praying!

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

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

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