Thursday, February 7, 2008


This may be the last update before Eden makes her grand entrance into this world! We are at week 37 and only have a week and a half until the induction date (Dec 28th). We are so excited to meet her, yet so anxious about what lies ahead. I want to again begin with a passage that speaks loudly to what my heart is feeling right now.

James 5:11, 13 says “We counted those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is compassionate and is merciful. Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.”

We have so much to be cheerful about and so much to praise God for! I have felt the Lord’s compassion and mercy in our lives – it is very evident to me as we watch how He is answering prayers for our Eden. We had another ultrasound today and everything has remained stable again – nothing has really changed (worsened) since our initial ultrasounds. I know this is due to prayer! Her head size remains normal and we are still able to plan for a natural delivery. My doctor today reminded us that there is still a chance that Eden may not need surgery. I somehow forget that in the midst of everything going on. We continue to pray that her mind would be protected from harm. We pray also for healing, that she will not need surgery and that she will not be affected by the Dandy Walker cyst. We do pray above all these other things though, that God would do what brings most glory to Himself. We know that His ways are grander than ours and we trust Him with what the future holds for our family. Thank you all for your continued prayers.

We will update again if there is anything that changes before now and the 28th. Otherwise, be expecting an update shortly after the 28th!!! We will keep you all informed on what God is doing in Eden’s life and how you can pray for her. Thanks again!