I stumbled across this verse the other day on another sweet blog of a family who just lost their 5 months old to brain damage caused in utero.  If you want to read their story, you can find it here.

I found it quite interesting that throughout our whole journey I had never come across this verse.  I had read lots of books, blogs, and God’s word and although I found exactly what I needed when I needed it, this verse was not one the Lord revealed to me….until the other day.  Here it is..

John 9:1-3 “As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

I couldn’t help but smile.  I smiled because I KNEW that God displayed himself through our little angel girl.  I KNEW His name was glorified.  I KNEW God used her for a very special purpose.  And I smiled because even though there are hard days, and some days where everything seems unfair.  Even though I wish my kiddos had a sister to hug and squeeze and I had fuzzy hair to smell and precious little lips to kiss.  Even though I desired a baby so bad…..I got to be a part of something SO MUCH greater!

Something AMAZING

Something ETERNAL

And I felt HONORED that God chose us.

That I’M the one that got to hold this precious angel while she was here.

That I’M the one that got to tell her story

That I’M the one that was so blessed by her.

And learned so much from her.

How to TRULY live.

Jules was not MIRACULOUSLY healed, but she was a MIRACLE.

Jules’ body was not PERFECT but Christ’s love was made PERFECT in her.

Jules’ time was SHORT, but her legacy is LONG.

And for that, I smile.  Thank you Jesus.



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9 thoughts on “Thoughts”

  1. Allie your faith is so inspiring. It seems that we all remember to praise God or say God is good when things are going our way and when he has answered our prayers. But you have shown that God is faithful EVEN when he has not answered our prayers and that he is still GOOD and He will help us through all! Bless you and your family!

  2. It made me so happy to see beautiful Juliet’s face again today! That verse is so perfect–God was glorified and continues to be so by your dear girl’s life and the legacy of love and faith you and Ryan carry on….blessings on your day Allison!

  3. I’ve been following your blog through my cousin’s wife, who has posted your updates on Facebook. I was pregnant with my daughter (first baby) when I first came across your story. It was just after we found out that she had spina bifida at our 18 week ultrasound and we were waiting for the results of an amnio to determine if she had any other chromosomal abnormalities. I remember feeling so scared, and how my husband and I had to fully rely on God and trust in His will to get through all of the uncertainty we faced. I cannot tell you how reading about your journey touched me, and I was reminded constantly of God’s love and blessings. Your little girl truly touched our lives, and in a way that is probably surprising to us both…as we don’t even know each other! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and faith!

  4. You have all been so beautifully gracious and Thankful in your experience with Jules!! How Beautiful and Precious she is….what an amazing gift was given to you to share and Love and show Praise to God’s Glory!
    Thank you for sharing the above verse….so reassuring in so many ways!!! I hoped for a house load of kids, but it didn’t work out for us! I would have loved to adopt a bunch!!! You have been specially chosen for a great opportunity to share God’s love, and you have lived it out to his Glory! May you all continue to be richlyy blessed!!!

    In His Love, Linda

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