Wednesday, November 03, 2010

14 Weeks - In The Word.

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Thank you so much to Shannon Brooks
for making this sweet pumpkin for our Amelia Grace.
You can see it featured in Amelia's Name Gallery too!
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This past weekend I had the privilege
of speaking our daughter's name out loud.

I was asked to speak at an LWML Retreat in Mapleton, IA
at beautiful Mission Central.
At first I was hesitant.
(I'm not a super experienced public speaker)
But then I felt the tug.

As I have experienced so many times
since learning of Amelia's condition,
I was brought to the realization, once again,
that there is NO LIMIT
to what our God can do with even the least of these.

So I shared our story,
our journey,
and our perfect daughter.

It felt good to say her name and to tell others
about the blessings,
sorrows and joys,
that she brought to this world-
how she left her footprints here.

I am still in awe of the ways in which our Lord
used our little baby, who lived just 2 hours on this earth,
to impact so many people in so many places.
She brought the love of Christ to hundreds
without ever saying a word.
My little missionary...
I have some seriously big baby booties to fill in my life.

But if I say, “I will not mention his word
or speak anymore in his name,”
his word is in my heart like a fire,
a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
indeed, I cannot.
Jeremiah 20:9


Melissa said...

YES! This is exactly how I feel...if my precious son can do this much with only 10 months in a womb, what have I been doing for 29 years?!?!

So glad you got to share.

Kara said...

That's such an amazing way to look at Amelia's life - as a missionary! I love that. I'm so glad you had the special opportunity to speak her name and that God gave you the courage to do it.

pennynjon said...

That is great Melissa! I am so glad that you were able to do that and that God is still using you and Amelia!

The Blue Sparrow said...

WOW! You're braver than I! What a great way to share to her story with so many! Love the pumpkin! (((HUGS)))

Jennifer said...

I love "my little missionary"! That is terrific! So glad you got to speak and share what an awesome God we serve! xoxo

Unknown said...

It is definitely amazing how God works through Amelia! I am so glad that you had the opportunity to spread Amelia's story even farther. She definitely has and will go on to touch countless others. I know she has touched my life. I have you to thank for that *hug*

Unknown said...

I so agree. Their lives touch so many. And I truly believe that Carleigh has accomplished much more than I ever could.