Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thursday... bring it!

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.


  1. Amen, girl ! A miracle baby is what you are going to get! Bring her! My e-mail is

  2. Praying for you all Janie! It has been 14 years since our little boy went home to be with Jesus at 14 days old. We also have a daughter with a heart defect which was repaired at 3 years. She will face open heart 1 more time. She is now 20 and at the present doing well. Our faith is so much stronger for all we have been through. Praying for the Lord's grace, peace and mercy to surround your whole family through your journey with Ollie, your miracle baby!
    Leigh Ann

  3. Amen. I am in agreement with you.

    I loved your post.

  4. Struggles don't cancel HIS goodness.
    Strife doesn't take away HIS love.
    Your statement of faith and trust must thrill the heart of God! I know that in His Sovereignty, He has this whole event covered! Rest YE in that thought this week, Janie. I follow with eager anticipation of seeing God's plan unfold for your precious family!

  5. Keeping you all in my prayers today Janie!

  6. You and your family and particularly baby Ollie are on my mind and in my heart. I'm going to put her name on the prayer tree in the chapel at the Hospital. :)

  7. Janie Im always very moved by the incredible faith that your family shares. God will do good things for your family and especially for Little Miss Ollie. I will be keeping you all in my prayers.

  8. Praying with you....for God's perfect will!

  9. Thanks for sharing this uplifting post. God IS great and so is baby Ollie! Eager to meet her here soon. Praying for you all.

  10. Janie, All of you will be in my thoughts in prayers this week. I look forward to the wonderful news of Miss Ollie's birth. Ann {{Ollie}}

  11. He has a plan for Ollie and your whole family!! His strength is perfect!!

  12. I'm still believe she is going to be born whole.

  13. Your faith is completely inspiring! Cannot wait to hear how healthy and happy Ollie is! :)


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