Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Blessed be the Name of the Lord

If you have been reading my blog for many months, you might know what a rough year last year was for our family. I haven't talked about it much more than to mention that it happened... it was something that touched a lot of our life, but it didn't really lend itself to being shared candidly. For those of you who haven't been reading very long, Mama suffered two miscarriages, an emergency surgery, and lots of testing last year. This was hard for our whole family, but especially for Mama, understandably. Thanksgiving arrived and I believe we were all conscience of the people who would forever be missing from our table; Haven had been due to arrive right at Thanksgiving, and the loss of little Selah was still fresh, and both of these things made the fact that we had two other children/siblings, Micah and Michael, already in waiting in heaven even closer to our heart.

But the Lord sent a gift to make that day of remembrance one which brought us much to be thankful for, as well. Because in His grace, the day ended with this news...

















The grace of the Lord is so wonderful, His gifts are merciful, and I am so thankful for the joy He brought out of our sorrow <3. This precious little one is due to arrive in our family this July, and the Lord has blessed Mama and Baby Bear with wonderful health! We would appreciate prayers for this little one's arrival, but also praise that the Lord has given this life to be treasured, not as a replacement to the little ones who touched our lives so much in such a short time, but as proof that our Father cares for His children <3!

"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." -Psalm 30:5

"O Joy, that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to Thee; I trace the rainbow through the rain, And feel the promise is not vain. That morn shall tearless be." -Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go"

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." -James 1:17

14 comments:

  1. Bri!!!! I want to cry!!!! Praise the Lord!! I am so thankful and happy and excited and scared and wish I could hug you tightly right now!!!!! Bri!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 And I thought I got the hint in the last post, but I was totally off haha *insert laughing emojis* I love how you found out on the day of mourning. Praise the Lord!!!!! I will be praying for a safe and healthy mommy and baby and birth. ((((((HUGS))))))

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    1. Alyssa <3 <3 <3! Thank you for rejoicing with us and for this precious comment - I feel heart hugged, if that makes you feel better! Also... ^ Yeah. Those emotions are all very real together. We're trusting and praising the Lord!
      I totally knew you were off, hahaha! The whole reason you were actually able to "talk me into" that post is because your suggestion for this came at the very time Mama was getting things ready to announce to extended family, and so I thought, what a great way to let Alyssa know! #fail *laughing emoji*
      It was the best time, Alyssa. It was such a beautiful joy to end the day with that to thank Him for. All of your prayers are appreciated, thank you so much, dear <3! (HUGS) back!
      And texts aren't coming through again, are they?... ;)

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    2. Oh, I'm so sorry I didn't get it! I really should have. I mean, I thought you had more than one baby in Heaven, so I should have gone a little further with that thought, haha! Oh well.
      Oh no! They must not be. I just thought you were busy with your dad home etc. or were taking some time offline. This is aggravating, haha!

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    3. Hahaha! It's alright, girl <3!

      Well, I haven't been texting much except to ask if you are seeing anything yet, haha... but yeah, I didn't figure you were...

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  2. Wow, Praise the Lord! I'm so excited for you guys!! Congratulations with jubilations and celebrations!!!

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    1. Thank you, Abbie <3! We are so blessed!

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  3. This is amazing and a blessing and such a beautiful post. Thank you so much for posting!

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    1. Kara <3. Thank you! We are so grateful for this beautiful gift, and for those rejoicing with us over Baby!

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  4. Awwww! God is so good! I know what it's like to lose an unborn sibling, and it's so awesome that God decided to bless your family again. <3 God bless Baby!

    --Abby

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    1. He is! I am so sorry for your family's loss, Abby <3. It's hard <3. Thank you for rejoicing with us!!!

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  5. HI Bri,

    I am extremely happy for your family. How exciting that must be to be looking forward to meeting a new sibling. Please extend my congratulations and warmest wishes to your dear family. I am praying for you all.

    Love,
    Ashley

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    1. Thank you so much, Ashley <3 <3 <3!!!! We appreciate your prayers, and thank you for rejoicing with us <3!

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  6. Wow, congratulations - praise God! I'm so happy for your family. I hope it all goes well! xx

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! God is good!

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