Just a Glimpse...
Just a glimpse... of the sweet, precious baby Rhyder and his mama and daddy! Continuing to pray for this wonderful family as they trust in God's plan for their son's life and prepare to take him home from the hospital tomorrow. YAY! We are so excited for the way God has been so real and tangible in their lives. I'm in awe!
As you can imagine, the journey I have shared with this family has been such a huge blessing to me. It has been precious and joyful and wonderful... and it has also brought so many dormant memories to the surface. All of my memories with Maddox are beautiful and intimate, but many are also so filled with sorrow. Being at the hospital, seeing my precious nurses, visiting with our doctor... All of these things are so critical to recognizing how far the Lord has brought us since January of last year and yet, all so very difficult. Tears have continued to reemerge over the past few days- not over wishing Maddox were still here, but for simply missing his presence in my life.
God has revealed a plan for our family like none we could have ever imagined... A story of great love, of a marriage, of commitment to our Father... and one of a first child, of a tragic condition, of a second child, of a loss... and still one of much prayer, much comfort, much healing, and much promise... For without him (and HIM) we wouldn't have her... our precious third child. And somehow I know that none of this could ever be a mistake. What a beautiful peace as we ALL place our very lives in His hands.
"Yet something even greater than friendship is ours. Now that we are at peace with God, we will be saved by his Son's life."- Romans 5:10 (CEV)