Thursday, July 24, 2008

Glory Baby

I have some sad news today, but I find comfort in the knowledge and confidence that God is sovereign, and that our trials and tragedies are not pointless. He is in fact shaping our characters, pulling us closer to Himself, and equipping us to better empathize with each other in times of sorrow.
We had our first ultrasound today, and my mother and James were with me. We saw the baby, a roughly 10-week-old baby, but there was no heartbeat. The technician was silent. She returned with my doctor on the phone. We'll go in and see her tomorrow to figure out the near future. I'm just trying to absorb this news. I think of Watermark's song, Glory Baby, and I know that our baby is being held by God in Heaven, and that he or she will just have to know Heaven before we do.
Love to All,


Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

We love you so, so much Laurel, and we are looking forward to holding that sweet baby in heaven with you. We will never forget him or her.

Your baby has seen the face of God, Laurie.

Wish we were there with you.

love, mis

Adam & Andrew said...

Laurel, I'm so very sad to read this news. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Fix your eyes on Jesus…
the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross… (Hebrews 12:2)

Deirdre said...

Laurel, you don't know me. I only "know" you through Missy and through your blog, but please accept our prayers for you. You show by your post that God has your heart. Understand that as many times as you will beg God to let you have your baby back, HE doesn't mind. He Loves you and wants you to feel free to be real with Him

I will be praying for you.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

James and Laurel -

I wanted to let you know that you have been in my prayers all morning. Jesus, wrap your arms around them and give them your peace and healing in the midst of this.

Cam said...

You don't know me, but I couldn't read and not comment. I have been there. I was also 10 weeks along with our 2nd, when I had an u/s and saw the motionless baby. :( I can never forget that day or that image. I just want to let you know I'm thinking of you and praying God carries you through this in a special way.

blackbelt_oma said...

Visiting from "Naptime."

Your baby is up there with ours and what a glorious day it will be to meet them.

But for now, the sadness is real and deep and profound. Hugs to you my sister in the Lord

Chervenka5 said...

You don't know me, but I read your blog occasionally, as you are listed on my sister-in-law Misty's page. My heart ached for you as I read this entry. We had an identical doctor's appointment with our second pregnancy. We don't know God's plans, but we do know that He is in control and has the perfect plan. I will be praying for healing for you and that you feel God's loving arms holding you and your baby in the difficult days ahead.

Philip and Jennifer Miller said...

I just found your blog and heard your news. I am sorry, but I'm glad you have family to help you through this time. We will pray for you.

Philip M
Jer 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

Kieliszeks said...

I also had a similar story but I want to tell you God works in mysterious ways. The next year I was blessed with twins. Two for the price of one. May God grant you peace in your time of sadness.