Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Build A(n) Amelia Bear

Click here to see all the Build A Bear Pictures

Unfortunately, there have been mommies before me
that have had to face saying
both hello
and goodbye
to their precious babies
in what seems the same breath.

Fortunately, those mommies (and daddies)
have opened their hearts and arms to us
as we face
well, tomorrow.

One such mother shared with me that her family had gone to
Build A Bear and made each sibling a bear
containing a recording of their baby's heartbeat.
Today we made the trip to Build A Bear,
Amelia's recorded heartbeat in hand,
and made two stuffed animals
one for Noah
and one for Mommy.

Noah and Daddy named his fishing bear
Mackerel "Mac" the Monkey.
My bear is named the only name that came to mind,
Amelia Grace.

In 12 hours we will finally meet
our little Amelia.
Only God knows how much time we will have together.
We are in constant prayer,
knowing in full, He will take care of it all.


A familiar verse shared with me today,

For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39


Anonymous said...

Father God, I pray that you would bless Melissa and her time with Amelia Grace. Watch over them during the c-section. Guide the hands of the doctors so that the family might have as much time together as possible. Lord, I pray that you would use the life of Amelia Grace and the faith of her parents, to touch the hearts of the hospital staff, and draw them closer to you. Thank you for blessing all of us reading this blog through the life of precious Amelia Grace and her faithful Mommy. Be the Lorang's all-sufficient comfort this moment and in all the years to come. In Jesus Name, Amen.

bethany actually said...

What a great idea and a miraculous memento for you and Noah to have.

I will be thinking of you guys and praying for you tomorrow, and for everyone on your medical team too.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to let you know that I have been thinking of you all day and will continue to. You will be on my mind and in my heart tomorrow. I am sure someone else has mentioned this and if not I hope I mention it soon enough. Do you know about NILMDTS? They come in and take pictures for you.

Anonymous said...

{via Bethany Actually}

What an amazing idea. I wish you strength and courage tomorrow. I may not know you, but you will not be far from my mind tomorrow.

Bethany (via Bethany A.) said...

Will be praying for you tomorrow especially, knowing that you will be held and strengthened in the way that is most perfect. Blessings on your time together, may your eyes be clear and your heart enlarged to take every moment in.

Kara said...

Sending you more hugs and prayers Melissa (and family). You've done everything you possibly could for Amelia. Now just relax and enjoy meeting your daughter! God Bless!


Anonymous said...

I have seen your strength in your writing and in church. It has made me feel the strength of your faith. I am praying for you and your family.

Stephanie said...

I was hoping that you would go to Build a Bear. My children still love to hear our Amelia's heartbeat. Having a special stuffed animal for each of them has helped them remember her and "hear" a very real part of her.

The tears and joy will come and I pray that the moments of tomorrow will be filled with vivid memories, momentos, and sounds of your Amelia. I know what tomorrow will be for you ~ and I hope with all my heart that you have the time with Amelia that you deserve. But, even if the moments were not what you planned on, or hoped for ~ that your joy at meeting your precious angel overshadows everything else.

amber dyer said...

Praying for peace and joy in your hearts tomorrow. There are now words to comfort during a time like this but know that many are covering you in prayer.

Caroline said...

Praying for you and your family tomorrow and in the days that follow. Hoping tomorrow is filled with peace and joy. Just know that I will be thinking of you. So nice to have the bear Amelia Grace.


Jennifer said...

Melissa, you have been in my thoughts and prayers all day and tomorrow will be no different. Oh, I fervently and humbly pray that tomorrow you will know the presence of God like never before. My heart has been so heavy for your family. God will not let my mind stray too far from prayers for sweet little Amelia and your family. Please know that God's throne is being flooded tonight and in the days to come. Love, hugs, and many, many prayers.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. ((HUGS))

Lori said...

It's 2:03 in the morning of your sweet little girl's birthday and I just had to again let you know how lifted in prayer you are.

Unknown said...

Praying for you today!

(My children also went to Build A Bear to make a Janie Beth animal.)

Father God, may Your loving arms wrap around this precious family and bless their time with Amelia Grace. May they feel Your presence and may You touch each one that walks this journey today with them. May You be lifted up and glorified through Amelia's amazing life. Bless her family, Abba!!! In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

AmyV said...

What a nice idea to build a bear, you have something to snuggle with when you need a little extra hug. Many thoughts and prayers to you today and everyday. Today you meet your precious Amelia. I am with all the others, we are wishing and praying and hoping for the best for you and your family. Thank you for including us on this journey, Amelia has touched so many lives.

Beth A. said...

[via Bethany Actually's blog}

I am praying for your family today to have a sense of peace and love during your time with Amelia Grace.

Jenny said...

Oh, Sweet Melissa and Amelia Grace, my prayers are with you.

Jesus - please come and be with them in a mighty and powerful way. Let everyone feel your awesome presence and peace. Let this time with their daughter be sweet and overflowing with love. In Your Name I Pray, Amen.

Lisette said...

Praying for you ((HUGS)). I am new to your blog. I found it through Elena's blog (Lily Elizabeth).

I pray for peace in your hearts. God bless you.

Hannah Rose said...

Melissa, you and your family are constantly on my heart and in my prayers today. Love!!!

Becky said...

Heavenly Father, Lord I pray that you would be with the Lorang family this day, and that if it be your will that Amelia be delivered happy and healthy in the face of every diagnosis, Lord, that that extraordinary act of grace would be bestowed upon this family who has so openly shared their faith in your provision in this time of need. Lord we ask at the very least that they have wonderful, quality time to spend as a family before Amelia returns to You. Be their comfort in this time of need. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Candace said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today :-(

Tiffany said...

my thoughts and prayers are with u and ur family today melissa. enjoy meeting your beautiful daughter. may God be with u!!!!

Amberly said...

I'm praying for you and your family.
"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16


Unknown said...

The build a bear is a great idea. I wish we had went to the US place where you can get the bear with the heartbeat recording.