Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's a BOY!!

It’s a…BOY! We had a 19 week ultrasound with the specialist on Thursday. The baby is definitely a boy. We are thrilled, relieved, and amazed at the Grace and Faithfulness of our Lord. Everything looked to be developing and in place as it should be. Praise God!

I started to doubt a little that it was really a boy. So many people said the first prediction could be wrong, but I could not shake the feeling that it was a boy. Today, before the doctor’s appointment, I realized that it was without a doubt a boy. I prayed for a boy. Even though, I was praying for a child, I prayed for a son. God never ceases to teach me something through this journey. I prayed for something specifically and He provided exactly as I prayed. I know that He has known all along that we would have a son, but He used this opportunity to show me that I should really be seeking Him in everything, even the little things I try to control.

If you have never read 1Samuel 1, I would encourage you to do so. God used Hannah’s story to truly bring me to my knees and break me. I have prayed Hannah’s prayer so often, and read her story over and over.
9 Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on a chair by the doorpost of the LORD's temple. [b] 10 In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the LORD. 11 And she made a vow, saying, "O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head."

In this passage, it goes on to show the praise that Hannah shows after Samuel is born.

27 I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.

Our Son is the Lords’, and has been sense he was created inside me, and will be all of his life. I can not even express our thankfulness and love we have for this child. I truly feel blessed by him in only the few months I have been pregnant.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.We have been given a gift that is truly a miracle, but does not come close in comparison to the Gift of Our Lord in Jesus Christ.
Love to you all!

1 comment:

Jason and Stephanie Trook said...

Oh, Dana I'm so excited for you!
Merry Christmas!