Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Power in Prayer

We are getting very close to the end of our pregnancy. It is amazing that we have been able to keep Timothy with us this long. All pregnancy's must end, and I am excited and scared to tell you that we will be meeting Timothy within the next 6 days. We have scheduled an induction for July 28th, so unless Timothy decides to make an grand entrance earlier, we will be able to see him this coming Monday.

Physically we are ready. We have our bags packed, birth plan ready, and child care scheduled. I don't know if we are emotionally ready. I don't know if it is possible to be emotionally ready.

I know that there is power in prayer. If you feel led, please spend some time in prayer for Timothy this week.

I am concerned that Timothy might not make it until Monday. It would be so hard to have him pass just days before we are scheduled to have him.

It is one of my greatest desires to see Timothy while he is alive. I want to see him in Kevin's arms and have memories of our children holding and talking to him. Unfortunately the stress of labor is extremely difficult for these precious babies. Most of their little bodies can't endure and they are asleep when they are born.

A long time ago I started praying for Gods will...not mine. That is still my prayer, but I also have these desires to have some time with Timothy. Please pray that God will give Timothy strength and give us courage. Pray that our children will cope well during these next few difficult weeks and Kevin and I will continue to cling to each other.


Michelle said...

Praying that God will give you the desires of your heart ... and continue line your desires up with His. I know that He will faithfully stand beside you and hold you through all of this. Please let me know if you need anything. I will be praying often this next week.

The Earnhardt Family said...

Oh Jen, my heart aches for your family, know that you are being bathed in prayer by MANY people. I hope that your family will be able to have time with him, that God will continue to give you a sense of peace, that your family will grow stronger and closer thru this (and and and...I could go on and on, I pray so many things for you!). As Michelle said, please let any of us know if there is absolutely anything we can do! In the meantime, you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers!!! We love ya :)

The Finnestad Family said...

Sometimes I feel like I don't even know the right words to pray - and it's in those moments that I'm so grateful God see's our hearts. Praying for each of you this week and I'm confident that He will be the Rock you need. We will be here every step of the way.

Michele Denney said...

Jennifer, you and your family are a blessing to all of us. I will be praying for you this week. Timothy is also a blessing and I know God has a big plan for his life.

I will say of the Lord,"He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.". . . He will cover you with feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your sheild and rampart. Psalm 91:2,4

Love and peace to you,

Stephanie said...

I wish that I had eloquent words to give you today. I wish I could make something better for you. But I can't. I trust that God will give you the grace for the moments you are in over the next couple of weeks.

If I could sing you a song or Timothy a lullaby I'd sing it as sweet as I could. But often I find when I think of you both... I just can't speak as I should. So I'll bow my head and my heart before God and bring my request to Him. That HE reach down and carry you both, HIS breath of life to instill.

In Christ's Unfailing Mercy!

The Young Family said...

Hi Jen,
It was good to see you today and be able to give you a hug in person. We have been and will continue to pray for you and Kevin, Timothy and your other children. We pray that God's grace will be sufficient for you and that you will sense His Presence and peace as you go in to deliver tomorrow. May God be your Strength and Refuge and Ever Present Help. With much love and prayer,
The Youngs

New Mom and Dad - to-be said...

Praying for all of you as you go in tomorrow... Praying His peace will just surround all six of you through whatever God has.... My heart and my prayers are with you...