I follow a lot of blogs. The funny thing is…I’m not much of a reader. Ask my husband. It takes me forever to finish a book.

But, when we received the diagnosis regarding our 2nd baby, I went home and for 24 hours I searched google and everything on the internet to find any information I could about our baby’s condition. At the time, there was nothing. No hope. Not an ounce of information about anyone actually carrying a baby with this condition. There were just reports of terminations and what the doctors confirmed once the pregnancy was terminated.

Discouraged and full of self pity, I turned to a few grief blogs. It was the first time I had ever read, re-read, followed, connected with any, and the Lord used the testimonies of their authors to wake me up and show me my need to let go of the pity and turn the situation completely over to Him.

Since then, I have been addicted to blogs. Granted…I’ve branched out in my categories. I now follow Parenting blogs. Expatriate blogs. Missionary blogs. Cooking blogs. Cancer blogs. Blogs written by godly women. I follow a lot of random people.

And occasionally whenever I find myself having an emotional moment, the Lord will use another person’s thoughts to speak to my heart.

Recently, I’ve had a lot of those moments. Hormones shifting. Birthdays approaching. Thoughts of moving. Leaving friends. Crying babies. Did I mention a certain birthday approaching?

Anyways, it seems in everything I’ve been reading

whether it be in my Bible reading in John…

in the books I’m currently in the middle of :)…

or on a few of these blogs that I follow…obviously not the cooking ones…just sayin’

he has spoken to me. Reminding me. He’s God…He’s here. I’m his child. He still remembers me. He’s not forgotten. He is my comfort. He’s overcome the world.

This morning, as I was reading, I saw the following quote on one of those blogs. The author just happened to be writing (randomly) on the purpose of pain, and I thought this was really good and reminded me even though our short time of suffering has ended that what we went through was the best thing that could happen.

“The greatest Christians in history seem to say
that their sufferings ended up bringing them the closest to God –
so this is the best thing that could happen,
not the worst.” ~ Peter Kreeft

and another from the same post…

“The surrendered accept that pain is always but growing pains.

And growth is always a gift —  even when trials are the tutor.”

– Ann Voskamp


I know people will think I am crazy. I know people don’t believe me. But I’m so thankful that I had the opportunity to carry my baby. To feel the hurt we did. To feel as close as I did to Christ. To feel the extreme joy we felt on the day he was born. To feel His comfort like never before.

At the end of my pregnancy, the day he was born, on the day of his burial…the number one thought running through my brain was “his plan is better than my plan, so that means this is the best plan” And I pray that in whatever trial or suffering the Lord chooses to bring into our lives next, that I will remember this. That it is not the worst. It is the best. He works everything for our good. He is good.

From today’s reading in John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. -Jesus Christ

 

Please don’t think I’m dwelling on anything….I seriously just thought the quote was good 🙂

Your thoughts??!?

 

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  • What a strong woman, and how blessed your girls are to have such a role model… I am truly amazed by you

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