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Monday, January 24, 2011

Our testing update

We are so overwhelmed by the support we have received its a paragraph on its own, so we'll save room for that....
We did have our CVS testing done today. We don't have much more information but we will have some prelimenary results by Wednesday. These may or may not tell us what we have going on, however the final results will be in 10-14 days. The test was done at Northside Hospital Doctors center and it was quite a long appointment. It was defintely more painful that we had anticipated and longer than we expected, but its over. We got to see our sweet baby again and to us, she certainly looked perfect. We want you all to know that we FELT the prayers in the very room of the procedure. Thank you for praying for us and thank you for praying for the doctors, we absolutely loved our specialist today. We expalined to her, as we said in our last post, that no matter what the test results may read, we are carrying this sweet baby as long as God allows us to. We felt so comfortable with this specialist practice, we plan to see them in the future as we journey on this road. An absolute answered prayer.

We are amazed that people all over the country are lifting us up in prayer and we just cannot thank you enough. We are astonished and overwhelmed at the love and support we have been shown. We have received hundreds of emails, texts, facebook posts, messages,phone calls,etc that we are so blessed by. We want you all to know that if you have sent a message, email, text or any type of communication we have read it(and Ican almost guarantee more than once). Your words and prayers are comfort to us in this time of our lives. As we pulled out of Northside today and headed for 285, we said how we "truly felt covered in prayer". From the test and well into the evening, we have been at peace. More peaceful than we have been since hearing the news. This weekend wasn't easy, we were still in shock and processing everything that had gone on Friday, and I'm sure we will continue to do so, but the peace that surpasses all understanding was in the Doctors office today as well as gracing our home right this very minute. Bless you all that have stormed heaven's gates in our family's name. We ask that you continue to pray without ceasing. (1 Thess 5:17)
I must tell you all one last thing, because I want you to know how much every.single.person reading this is doing...
My (Jennifer) Uncle Brian, a minister at Burnt Hickory Baptist, came over Saturday evening unexpected and prayed for us. What a blessing this was. He laid his hands on us and prayed for our family. He explained he was going to claim whole, healthy life and he would be "our faith" while we go through all of this; not that we don't have faith, we certainly do, but he's going to be the one standing on the rock for us. He is going to be our strength and faith while we trod through medical terms, appointments,etc. In Exodus 17, Moses & The Israelites are at battle with the enemy, the Amalkeites. Moses, trying to fight as hard as he can,states "I will stand at the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in my hand.” (vs 9)
The neat thing about this is "as long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. (vs 12) I can imagine this must be quite the task and hard to do as one man, and it was....because Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. 13 As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.
Please know that if you have said ONE prayer in our names, you are our "Aarons & Hur's". Just like Moses, we grow tired and its YOUR words, YOUR prayers, YOUR thoughts, YOUR comments and YOUR amazing love that is holidng us up to withstand the battle. "Thank you" is not enough. We are blessed to know you (or even not know you) are praying for us. We believe in miracles and we do know, with all of our hearts, that good will prevail. Please continue to pray for us on this journey as we await test results, as we try to go on day by day with uncertaintity. The one thing we are certain of is our God is ever present in our lives and in this situation. We will leave our hearts with the on "who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power..." (Ephesians 3:20)

7 comments:

Kathryn said...

Jennifer, I'm sorry that I haven't commented yet, but know that I am praying for you. Your great faith through this has already been such a testament to the Lord. I will continue to pray for you over the coming weeks and months. I am praying for that precious one that you are carrying and I know that she is PERFECT because she is exactly as God created her to be!! With much much love, Kathryn

The Robyn's Nest said...

do you know how much i love you and look up to you?? you are precious, jennifer...

Mrs. Werginz said...

Jennifer...WOW! I don't even know what to say. You are such a strong Christian woman...when Karl and I have prayed I say how I don't think I could be as strong as you are. Here you are going through a crazy amount of struggle and you're thanking others. God has a plan, as you know, and I pray that it is shown and you and Jimmy continue to feel covered in prayer.

corrie said...

Jennifer, your words are so beautiful and so true!!! i know what you mean when you say you "felt" the prayers. that is the most amazing feeling in the world!! i am praying for you, my family is praying and my church is praying. my prayer is for good health, strength, and HOPE!

Apugmire said...

Hi Jennifer. I do not know you but have been called to pray for you and your sweet girl. I heard about your story through my friend Tish who is friends with Claire. Anyway, my family has just been through a similar situation and I am trusting the Lord with your family. I pray that your story will be one of healing and saving grace. I know God can and I pray he will heal and save your little girl. I would love to know her name so I could use it in my prayers. It sounds like you have put in the work preparing and learning God's word. Put the full weight of your suffering on that. He is there.

T. Meyer said...

Hi Jennifer, I am a friend of Marlo’s and found your blog via hers. I too, know the struggles of wanting a baby to love so badly you can taste it…and then to have some scary bumps in the road that seem like mountains. I had a very difficult pregnancy with twins and many scares along the way. We had blankets of prayers around us and now have 2 healthy, beautiful 22 month old twins. I BELIEVE in the power of prayer and want you to know you have one more family praying for the three of you (and your extended families because they need it too). The message at church this past Sunday was “When it is OK to ask God why”. I realized that God doesn’t allow us to go through difficult situations to PUNISH us, but PREPARE us for His amazing plan. There is an amazing plan for you and your family and you are in the midst of it. I pray for you and your husband’s continued peace and for your sweet, beautiful baby girl. I will check your blog often for updates so please keep the posts coming :)

Jordan Tree said...

Jennifer,
I am a friend of Jackie Coyle. She shared your blog with me and ask me to pray for ya'll. As I was reading your blog I was moved by the fact that you felt guilty about the peace you are feeling. Please don't! I went through a time last year that I felt that peace and was so calm when I should have been scared to death. I think some people thought I was a little crazy! God is using you and Jimmy right now in a mighty way. Let him comfort you. Rest in the assurance that He is in control and loves you and your little girl more than we can comprehend. I will be praying for you and will pass this blog on to all my prayer warriors too! With much love, June Jordan