Jule’s due date is tomorrow. October 2nd has been going through my brain ever since we found out about our sweet Juliet at 26 weeks along. It’s a day I didn’t think we’d get to, but our little fighter proved us wrong! What a good girl:) Throughout this experience just about every emotion has overtaken us. We have grieved, we have rejoiced, we have celebrated, we have sulked, we have been angry, happy, sad, and overwhelmed. One thing though…is we have never even thought to turn our backs on our Jesus.
I am always so surprised by people who go through tough times and say God, how could you?? I know that the thought could cross your mind, but for us…who have truly felt God throughout this whole experience, we say God, thank you so much for staying close. We live in a fallen world with a lot of sin and sadness. We are not in heaven yet. I have learned through this experience that we don’t get a “get through life free” pass, but it’s how we choose to look at the situation that really counts.
Ryan and I have felt such an overwhelming love from God, and from his people. WE have been blessed. WE have learned. WE have been touched. Jules has blessed us, as has this experience.
I know we are about to embark on a very difficult life experience in the next couple of days. I don’t know what my human mind will feel or how it will deal with it. I have told so many people though that I cannot believe the peace I’ve had this last month. A peace that passes all understanding. A true God peace. I attribute a lot of it to the thousands of prayers that have been going up for us. I attribute it to a God that loves his children and promises to be by them every step of the way. I attribute it to a relationship with our creator.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Philippians 4:6-7do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
We go into the doctor today and she is going to try to get things going naturally. We could meet Juliet soon:) If that doesn’t work we will be induced on the following Monday. Thank you SO MUCH for all of your prayers, they are not in vain. Ryan and I are evidence of that. We have been able to praise God for sweet Juliet!
I’m going to put together a playlist of songs to have playing in the hospital, so if you have any that have touched you…I’ve received a few and they’ve blessed us…please let me know and I’ll add it:) We cannot wait to show you all how sweet and beautiful and perfect Juliet is. Please rejoice with us:)