March 01, 2009

We’re Pregnant!

Well, what can we say but Praise God!  After being told we’d have a better chance of winning the lottery than ever conceiving again, we found out last week, after three long years,  that our second baby is due Nov. 5th.  How awesome is God!  You may be wondering why we’re telling you when I’m only 4 1/2 weeks along and really I had no intention of telling you for a while, in all honesty:)  But as I was sitting with God this morning, praying through the many issues we are already facing with this pregnancy, God really challenged me on my rationalization for keeping it a secret.  He basically asked me, “Do I not get the glory if this doesn’t go your way?  If no one knows and something happens, my miracle no one would know… the outcome is not in your control but by you withholding my works, others   can’t be encouraged.”  I realize there is vulnerability in sharing this so early but who am I to decide when God should deserve the glory.  When God does something our praise should immediately follow!  Plus, it’s not about me, it’s about Him.  So praise Him today!!! 
So I could ask for you to pray for the health of this baby and for the my health as well, but really at this point, we just want to praise Him for what He’s just done.  For those of you who’ve been praying for us, He’s answered your prayer and we thank you for interceding for us.  We pray you’re encouraged by Him today. 
Now we start the whole slew of things that come with high risk pregnancies but God is still God and regardless of what the circumstances look like, He’s still in control.  And in all honesty, there are days where I’m living this and days where I’m struggling to believe this.  The day we found out the positive results through blood work was the same day we found out that my liver took a nose dive. I’ve struggled to rejoice in the pregnancy because fear set up camp in regards to my liver. And then I turned to Psalm 27 today, “The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?”  I’m still learning that it’s a choice sometimes to rejoice and it requires discipline to dwell on Him when my feelings of fear want to dwell on the “what if’s”.  Regardless, God is still doing miracles and by His grace, He’s given us another one.
Praise be to Him,
Love,
Danika, Noah and Owen

2 Comments So Far...

March 02, 2009 Mary Stokes

Praise God INDEED!  We couldn’t be happier about this baby, but almost more than that, we feel so honored to witness this jump of faith that you are living!  “In the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.”  Ps 63:7 His wings are certainly big enough.
We love you,
Mary

May 16, 2009 Sharon Wilde

Danika, I am tremendously happy for you! This is Sharon Wilde, Blogger Buddy again. I think this is a tremendous and encouraging for me as well. My pregnancy will also be high risk, and I am actually going to have people pray for the little one and our family too. Thank you for sharing your heart and God’s amazing work. smile

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