I haven't blogged in a very, very long time. But it's time to start blogging again. This is how I process in the midst of trials - through writing. And we have recently discovered that we are in the midst of a brand new, completely unwanted and unexpected trial.
Many of you reading this already know me personally, and I know there are many who do not know me personally, but you followed with me a while back as I was processing and grieving the loss of my Momma in 2013 to cancer. Just so you know, I am still processing and grieving. The hurt has not gone away. Everyday life has become more manageable, but I still desperately need her and miss her more than words can say.
Today, I begin the journey of processing through an entirely new season. I am 27 weeks pregnant with our precious gift from the Lord, our little girl Lucy Rae. Last week we received the news that Lucy
has been diagnosed with a severe form of Ebstein's Anomaly - a heart
defect that will require multiple surgeries after she is born (one
before she can leave the hospital). With Lucy's case being on the more
severe side, we are uncertain of her
future - short term and long term.
I've learned a lot about the heart in the last 7 days, but still not enough to fully explain Ebstein's to you. For those of you who may be interested, you can click here to learn more about Lucy's condition.
We beg for your prayers. As we plead
day and night like the persistent widow in Luke 18, we ask that you
would join us in petitioning our great God for a miracle only He can
perform. Science tells us her heart will not change. The way it
developed is a done deal. Well, our God is BIGGER! He formed Lucy's
heart. He is still knitting her together in my womb this very moment. If
He would but speak the word, she would be healed (Matthew 8:8). In His
hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand Him (2
Chronicles 20:6). Please pray for Lucy. Please pass the word along to
anyone and everyone. The more who know and can pray the better. We want
the whole world to watch and wait in anticipation of what our powerful
God can do.
I am in the process of creating prayer cards to pass out to ANYONE who wants them. As soon as I get them finished, I would love to email you a PDF file for you to print and have for yourself. Please leave a comment with your email address and I'll send them out as soon as they are ready.
Thank you in advance for joining us in praying for Lucy!