Well Good Morning! I just had to take a moment to update you all a little. Last night after I posted, we put the boys to bed and I went in to take a shower. After a little Mandisa/TobyMac/Overflow/Leeland (it was a long shower) therapy I was feeling a little better. I could honestly feel the prayer that was being poured out onto our family and peace was beginning to wash over my weary self. I then painted my toenails, because come on, that has to make you feel a little more cheery, and picked up my daily devotional.
God never ceases to amaze me.
My verse for yesterday was "I have begun to deliver...Now begin to conquer and possess." from Deuteronomy 2:31
The devotional goes on to talk about the idea that sometimes God does call us to wait. Then sometimes he calls us to step out. To act in faith. We miss out on blessings if we continue to wait in fear. He calls us to boldly step out and claim the blessings that are ours. The words in that book I am certain were written for me in this moment. :-)
Once I emerged after pampering myself just a little my boys were sleeping peacefully and my husband was waiting for me. We sat on our bed and talked about what was going through our heads and it was just so great to hear that he too was stressed and thinking about the ultrasound. We talked it out and then he prayed over our family, and there is just something so calming about a husband praying over his family. My heart was put at peace.
We then slept. Benjamin did wake up at 11:30 and we brought him in with us. We all slept all night long (albeit with a foot in my back and one in my ribs). Ben seems to be doing a bit better this morning. I think the sleep did wonders for him. He is now complaining of ear pain, which the doctor said might happen. He said he thought he may also have an ear infection, but the antibiotic he is on should knock it ALL out! (getting him to take the medicine is a different story...it is Augmentin and it is yucky. He fights me with every dose. If you have any suggestions for this I would love to hear them)
So anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that your prayer IS making a difference. We feel your prayers like a cozy blanket and are looking forward to getting another peek at our newest family member later. We will keep you posted.