Emersyn is our blessing from God. Last Sunday we dedicated her to Christ and ourselves to raising her in a Christian home. Our hope is that one day she will come to accept Jesus as her Savior and have a personal relationship with Him.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
For this child I prayed.
When we started trying for a baby last year, we bathed the decision in prayer. We weren't sure what God's path for us would include. We had no idea we would get pregnant quickly, and miscarry quickly, and then get pregnant again. That time in our lives was scary, and devastating, and exciting, and overall, very emotionally charged. I have always considered myself to be a person of faith, but I am also a planner, and for the first time in my life, I found myself having to fully rely on Christ, and surrender control over to Him. During our miscarriage, I never doubted my faith, or God, but I did wonder why He would allow us to become pregnant if we didn't get to keep the baby. And when we became pregnant again, I learned the meaning of "praying without ceasing" as I prayed for the privilege of a healthy pregnancy and baby.