Friday, January 21, 2011

Prayer Request

Ever since we found out we were pregnant again, we have been anticipating our 12 week diagnostic ultrasound (u/s) with the head of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha. The day is finally (almost) here this coming Monday. The u/s will happen at the same hospital, office, doctor and possibly room where we learned of Amelia's Anencephaly.
The same hospital she was born and died in.
We have not been back to the hospital since her birth.
I have prayed that God's peace will find us on this day and give me the strength to get though those doors without completely falling to pieces.
I believe God has answered my prayer and "opened the door."

I really needed a good reason to walk through those doors again.
It may sound silly but I needed to walk through those doors for Amelia...
and God has given me that chance.
We will indeed have the chance to walk through those doors
this Sunday (just 1 day before our u/s)
for an infant loss remembrance service
that I have been asked to speak at.
God's timing is always perfect!
The last time I walked into that hospital she was safe in my belly.
This time she will be safe in the arms of Jesus and foremost on my heart. sigh

Sunday, I will walk through those doors again, in her honor, focusing only on her and Him.
Monday, I will do it again for her baby brother or sister.
I am so blessed!

One of the things I came to understand more fully
on this journey with our little Amelia is that
Prayer is so powerful!

That being said,
If you wouldn't mind...
Could you please say a prayer for the families I will speak to on Sunday and that the Holy Spirit will give me the words they need to hear?
Will you pray for the outcome of this u/s for our new little baby? That whatever the outcome, this new life be used for His glory! And, if it is His will, that this baby (and mommy) be brought through this pregnancy healthy and safe.
We would so appreciate every single prayer.

17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. 
2 Timothy 4:17

    7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 
8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  
10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 
11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 
Matthew 7:7-11


Andrea said...

As always, Melissa, your family is in my prayers. May He continue to bless you for staying strong and touching hearts, as you have deeply touched mine. I pray that everything goes well on Sunday. Also praying for Monday for good news for your family and the new little bundle of joy you are expecting.

Love Always,

Andrea ♥

KnottedFingers said...

My prayers to the family and to you sweetheart. I'm praying that when your ultrasound happens you find out only wonderful lovely news also

Courtney Roth said...

You will be in my prayers all weekend. May your words bring comfort and healing to those you speak to Sunday. And may you see a beautiful round little head on Monday!

Lisette said...

Praying for you and your family.

Jennifer said...

Sweet friend, I will be praying for Sunday and Monday! You are wonderfully obedient by sharing Amelia's story! So wonderfully used of God!!! Praying my friend!

CynthiaS said...

Praying for you!

Rachel's Mama said...

Absolutely Praying! I am in awe of how you continuously surrender to our God. Thank you for your example of obedience. I know that the Spirit is going to work mightily through you Sunday...and Monday. Can't wait to hear how everything goes. love!

Unknown said...

Praying for you and your little babe! God sure does provide all our needs. :)

Jenn - aka honey or mom said...

You'll be in my prayers. I too am inspired by your strength and obedience to God. May your faith be made sight.

Sarita Boyette said...

I will be praying for you, your baby, and the families you will speak to. I loved Amelia's ornaments from the last post - thanks for sharing. xoxo

Patrice said...

Good morning sweet Melissa! i just opened up Amelia's site, and again you are touching my heart in ways you do not even know. I am praying for your strength to walk through those hospital doors, and to speak as eloquently as you write on Amelia's blog. I will also pray for a wonderful doctor appointment for you, your husband and Noah. Just know that you are a blessing to all of us. Love Patrice

AmberV said...

Thinking of you and your family today and sending prayers your way.

Val said...

Saying a prayer for your family today. Also hoping that yesterday's service went well for you.

AmyV said...

Thinking and praying for you and your family today. I am sure your message to the people on Sunday was comforting and such a blessing. Hugs.

Living with Tre' said...

I cant wait to hear the news. I feel like I am on pins and needles...I keep checking FB to see if you had posted anything yet! I just know in my heart it is going to be wonderful good news! Still praying and waiting!
Love, Kristen