Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Zibby's Prayer

Our three Kookies will be four and it feels so strange...they've always just been three. That's how its been. That's how it was supposed to be. So, when we found out that God had given us another baby in the same month our first baby turned thirteen, our hearts, at first, did not soar with joy and wonder. We know that life is a miracle, and that scores of child worthy couples try and try for just one precious baby, and here we were...overwhelmed with worry over a miracle...a miracle! But God was patient with our reaction, He let us wrestle with this unexpected gift...and the reluctant struggle to receive what He has given us has transformed into an embrace of faith. The five of us are in awe...and reminded that God has plans way above and beyond our own...plans that we might not initially understand or even realize were a part of our own hearts until he knocks us upside the head with it... "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10  What a relief! He had this planned all along. So, with that, we are given another opportunity to surrender our will to His. And now we are nothing but grateful that He would give us this gift despite our questions and fears. The fact of the matter is He heard a prayer we did not have the courage to whisper...the prayer that only Zibby voiced into words unknown to anyone but her God, "Please give mommy another baby in her tummy." He heard you little girl and we are so grateful He answered your precious prayer.


  1. Your new baby will be so loved by the older siblings.
    Years ago my parents struggled and then accepted a new life at a time when they
    were "old". At brothers birth, mom was 2 months shy of 47, my dad was 53. We
    3 siblings were 13, 9, and 8. We were in love with this little boy and he really did help
    keep my parents young in spirit. year before birth, I used to look out at the night stars, and say the poem, "twinkle, twinkle little star, please bring us a baby."
    yes, Libby, good things occasionally come when one wishes mightily!.. Love to your
    mm,vancouver, wa.

  2. This little (like all little ones!) is a complete gift from the Lord and is going to be so loved. I am so thankful for your little miracle and for your heart. And Zibby's as well:)