As I have mentioned earlier,
my daughter, Annie
is being induced on Thursday morning.
We are beyond excited to meet
this baby girl, Ollie Faith.
The months of prayer
and the struggle to not worry
have mounted up to a frenzy.
Thursday cannot get here soon enough.
The kids have to be at St. Louis at 9 a.m.
to start the induction process.
I think we will be fortunate
if she is getting the medication by 11.
Last time, when Everett was born
things moved fairly swiftly.
Three years later
and this being her third baby,
I hope this is true again.
There will be a cardiac team
in place for the baby at delivery.
Most likely, Mom and Dad
will have some bonding time,
then they will send Ollie
for some heart tests.
Then she will come back to her parents,
and hopefully we grandparents
will get some kissing time.
I am still firm in my belief that
we are getting a miracle baby.
No DS, no heart defect.
It is what I have proclaimed from the start.
I am sitting back
and waiting for God to work.
I trust the Lord.
I know HE can do this
if it be HIS will.
Many have prayed for this same scenario.
It is easy to trust God when things are good,
the real test is when life gets sticky.
I am not naive.
I know it is GOD's will be done.
My faith and trust will not waiver.
I have been down a road very similar.
I sat with Stuart in a window seat
at this very hospital
almost 27 years ago
and gave our 17 day old twin sons
back to God.
I still loved HIM then and
I love HIM even more today.
Struggles don't cancel HIS goodness.
Strife doesn't take away HIS love.
Disappointments and heartache
are a certainty of this earthly life.
But this time,
I profess HIS power
will result in a miracle.
A family friend sent us a text message
very early on in this journey.
It has hung on all our refrigerators
and we have prayed it daily.
Won't you pray it with us
these next few days?
We serve a Mighty God who hears our cry
and who is able to turn it around.
Only speak positive things out of your mouth
and profess victory
in the name of Jesus for Ollie.