Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Devotional

As stated in some of my previous few posts... I have struggled the last few days with some of the same emotions that I thought I had already dealt with and overcome.  I guess you can go through an emotion and get past it only to have it visit you once again.  These last few days, I have felt like I have been grieving all over again then worrying about our future which then turns into stress.  But I have also found that right in the middle of grieving and worrying, I have moments of happiness and longing to meet this little baby that has already changed our lives.
My mom reminded me to get back into my devotional (this book has seemed to relate to whatever I was going through at that particular moment.)  So, of course, I obeyed my Mom and read my devotional after work and it hit me square between the eyes and put me back in check

Jesus Calling- Sarah Young: February 15th
Come to me with all your weaknesses: physical, emotional, and spiritual.  Rest in the comfort of My Presence, remembering that nothing is impossible with Me.
Pry your mind away from  your problems so you can focus your attention on Me.  Recall that I am able to do immeasurably more than all you ask or imagine.  Instead of trying to direct Me to do this and that, seek to attune yourself to what I am already doing.
When anxiety attempts to wedge its way into your thoughts, remind yourself that I am your Shepard.  The bottom line is that I am taking care of you; therefore, you needn't be afraid of anything.

3 comments:

Amber Watts said...

Amen :)

JaybirdNWA said...

I understand the uncertainty of your situation. I remember vividly our feelings and thoughts during those months leading up to the delivery which were filled with fear and anxiety. I hope that you are able to gain some insight by reading my blog and some of your fears and concerns are answered by reading our story. YOU CAN DO THIS! and your life will be made stronger.

Ellen Stumbo said...

I found your blog because of Jaybird's :)

First of all...Congratulations on your baby girl! Girls are wonderful! I have 3 ;)

My baby girl has Ds. Okay, she is not a baby anymore, she is a 3 year old girl, but she is my baby!

Everything that you are feeling is normal, it is part of the process. This is a journey, and God will show you so much about His heart as you wait for your baby girl to be born, and all throughout her life! It is an exciting journey, and I can tell you I wouldn't have it any other way. Although I would not have told you that when we found out that Nichole would have Ds, or during the first few months of her life.

Have you gotten your hands on the book "Gifts" Mother's Reflect on How Children With Down syndrome Enrich their lives" you will love that book! I read it when Nichole was first born and how I cried and cried with every story! it was good! Those women gave me hope, and new drems! And like the introduction says, you will expreince shades of color that you never knew were possible!

And, the people yu will meet because of Isabelle are incredible! Our Ds family is close, and we care about each other, and we offer great support to one another. Really, the most incredible people will reach out to you and embrace you :)

I am a membe4r of a Ds board for parents (mostly moms) we would love to have you join us. We have all been where you are at!

Sending you big hugs!

Ellen
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