Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another blessing-Reagan is going to be a big sister!

This announcement maybe a little overdue, since I am now almost 17 weeks along in my second pregnancy. In the third week of September we found out that God had blessed us with another baby. I can't tell you how much joy this has brought us. Joy, along with a bit of anxiety of our rainbow baby. For those of you that don't know a rainbow baby is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope.
We've covered some great milestones, making it out of the 1st trimester, getting great results on ultrasounds and tests. However, I know that passing those milestones, doesn't mean that I am bringing a baby home. There is a multitude of things that could go wrong between now and then. I feel especially blessed that I have not had too much anxiety of that possibility. Sadly, I know it is possible because I know of a couple of brokenhearted mamas that have lost several babies. So when you see me, please don't tell that God is going to let me bring this baby home. Only God knows that answer. We appreciate your prayers for our little one due June 1, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. I love you so my friend - your friendship is like a Christmas Gift from God every day. I will forever be thankful that you allowed me to walk with you through the life of Reagan Marie - Cindy, she was so absolutely precious - and I mean precious as it is defined "of high price or great value; very valuable or costly; dearly loved". Her life was of great value. Although the entire journey had the potential to cost you much spiritually, instead you threw yourself into the hands of our amazing, loving and sovereign Lord and the Light of His Love shone through you - thru every tear, every shaky smile, every ragged sigh - I can't even begin to imagine what you were feeling, but it was clear that God sustained you. You were full of Grace. Your beautiful way of always remembering her with your friends and church family make it clear to all that Little Miss Reagan was and IS dearly loved. I will be forever thankful that you allowed me the honor and rare gift of holding that sweet and awesome baby girl - it will forever be one of the most intense and powerful experiences of my life. I am an aunt 3 times over - but I have never been so deeply moved to be called "Aunt" as when you wrote "Aunt Melissa" in the caption on the photo of Reagan's Christmas Tree - I go look at it and read it about 20 times a day.

    I have been and am continuing to Pray God's protection of this wee little rainbow baby every single day since the moment you first shared the news. I am praying for you too, and of course for Bob - love you both.