Thursday, August 09, 2007

We Need Your Prayers Today

Kristen and Mike went to the first ultrasound yesterday afternoon. I was expecting them home early, because it was in the early afternoon. Three hours later, I was really wondering what they had decided to do instead of coming home and get their kiddoes. At 5:30 - 3 hours after the appointment started, she called me with tears in her voice. Instead of knowing whether it's going to be a brother or sister for the excited kids, they have to go to Denver today for a second opinion. The doctor saw something he didn't like and wasn't comfortable diagnosing the situation.
They are scared. We are scared. And sad. I am sad because I have not been excited about this baby. Do I dare admit this? I know it sounds awful. But it's true. There are many reasons. None of them have to do with the little person. But other circumstances. I know this not my fault, but I feel so guilty.

Please pray for them today. It was to be Mike's first day on a good new job. The doctor was going to call his employer - I hope he did. Please pray for God's will. Pray for peace in their hearts. I know you all know how to pray - I don't need to tell you. I trust your prayers more than you'll ever know.

I went to choir last night. Didn't make sense not to. Took the kids to their activities. One of the songs has been with me since I woke up. Yes, I slept. But prayed when I woke up at 2:00. Went back to sleep.

Here's the song:

You're all I want. You're all I ever needed.
You're all I want. Help me know you are near!
Help me know you are near!

We sang a new song last night. I couldn't believe how God picked it out just for such a time as this. I copied it off for them to meditate on as they drive to this very important appointment.

When you're walking through deep waters, I'll be with you.
When you climb tall mountains, you're not alone.
For I said in My Word put your trust in Me;
Stand still and know I am God.

When the enemy surrounds you he can't harm you.
When you're too tired to fight, don't give up hope.
Don't let your heart become troubled;
Stand still and know I am God.

I have always been and always will be.
I love you, You belong to me.
Hear those words I say, I'm never far away.
Stand still and know. Stand still and know!

Fear not, My child, I'm with you always.
I know how to care. Child, I'm always there.
I love you. You belong to me.
Hear these words I say, I'm never far away.

Stand still and know, stand still and know.
I am God. I am God.

I have been cleaning drawers in my office this week and found this quote by Mother Teresa, which I had taped to my monitor for a long time awhile back. I think I need it again:

"I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much."


Chris said...

You and this situation are in my prayers.
The song is encouraging, I may copy it and keep it in my purse for times I need it.
God bless.

Diane J. said...

Oh, Dawn, bless your heart, and all of your family's. Ultrasounds are sometimes difficult to read and this may turn out to be nothing. But if there is a problem with the baby, God will be with you through this.

I'll be praying, dear friend.

Lots of love and hugs,


Diane said...

Oh Dear Friend,

I hope you feel covered in prayer support....for you, for Kristen and Mike, for this new gift of life. Please update as soon as you the meantime, know we will be praying!


Morning Glory said...

Praying for you. All of you.

Barb said...

I'm praying for all of you today, Dawn, especially the baby. And I'm praying, hard, that this all turns out to be a false alarm.

Susie said...

Dear Dawn,
Please know I've said a prayer for all of you today. I'm sure your Mother's (and Grammy's) heart is feeling quite heavy just now.

Andie said...

What a scary and sad day. I can remember the ultrasound with my youngest. The ultrasound tech found something she was concerned about, but couldn't tell me (she wasn't to make a diagnoses, just observations) but I knew something was wrong. It turned out to be nothing, but I remember the terror, tears, and prayers. I will be praying for your family and the littlest one.

PEA said...

Dearest Dawn, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know how scared you will all be until you know for sure what's going on. xoxo

Linda said...

Dawn, I will be praying hard for them and for this new little one - and for you. I completely understand how you were feeling and those feelings have nothing to do with this medical problem. God is in control of this - just as He is of everything that comes into our lives. I pray you will have peace about all of this.
Give Kristen our love and assure her that she is covered in prayer right now.

Sherry said...

I certainly will be in prayer for them.

Midlife Mom said...

I will be in prayer for all of you as soon as I send this off to you! Know that we all care!

Nancy said...

You and all of your family are in my prayers. The song and quote sent from God came at a good time! Let us know the outcome.

Kathleen Marie said...

I am praying for you, the family, the baby. I also love the quote by Mother Teresa.

God will never leave you nor forsake you. Bless your hearts!

Maine Mom said...

I will be praying for all of you.

I like that quote by Mother Teresa. :-)

lifeinsuburbia said...

Update??? I've been thinking of Kristen all day...

Sharon Lynne said...

I have just prayed for your family. May the Lord equip you to walk the path he has charted.

That is a wonderful song you shared. So encouraging...

nancygrayce said...

I have been thinking of and praying for you all today. Just praying! When I'm particularly concerned about something (like most always) I always think of this.....You are my refuge and strength, a VERY PRESENT help in times of trouble.

Looney Mom said...

Oh my. I am SOOO behind on everyone's blogs. I had no idea. Praying right now.

Looney Mom said...

I was trying to catch up and I feel so lost. What's going on? -- as if I have the right to come and ask after I haven't been around much. And what happened to Kristen's blog? Where did she go? I'm so confused.

staceyhoff said...

praying here in PA!!!

Lala's world said...

I will be praying.... all I know from experience is to not give up on Hope! Hope differed makes the heart sick. and He is a MIGHTY GOD!!

Anonymous said...

Don't let guilt get to you.
When our downs sydrome grandbaby was born I went home to my hubby that morning and said she was downs. No one had said that yet---not until later that day did the docs tell my daughter.
I felt guilty for even thinking that way.