Oh I had such fun plans for some Christmas posts to share here this week I really did but on Tuesday night as luck would have it our son Levi took a pretty major fall here at home and for about thirty minutes or so my heart about stopped.
I won't go into any sort of gory details but it truly was a moment as a Mother that I will never forget. The sound of terror and the look on my four year old's face as my husband calmly but very strongly agreed that I needed to call 911...
Luckily Levi is going to be completely fine after a long night in the ER and a wonderful plastic surgeon who sewed his sweet and beautiful nose back into place. I am told guys think scars are cool...but wow!
Thank you Lord once again for protecting our family, providing for us and allowing a deep sense of peace and hope that no matter what happens. HE is in control and we can rest in His amazing love for us.
As I sit here just a few days before the close of 2011 I am feeling pretty reflective on all that has taken place for our family. On the surface there has been much hardship and loss. It would be wrong to not admit and grieve over some of the major things that have been taken away. But I am also completely undone by the love God has poured out on our home. We have seen this through loved ones, family and many of you rallying around us, and being the hands and feet of Christ to our family.
And not twelve hours after leaving the ER after one of the most traumatic nights of our life we went downtown Seattle and had the amazing joy and honor of watching our fourth baby on an ultrasound screen thriving perfectly in my womb. I have been told countless times that my body should never be able to carry a child and yet God has chosen to use something imperfect to create something so precious to Him. A new life.
I am clinging to the hope of new life for 2012. I have no idea what is in store and in someways that brings me comfort. I am learning this year that always thinking I know what is in store can really make unforeseen changes difficult. We are so joyful and excited for what is coming next, and we've decided to keep the gender of our "bonus baby" a surprise. It feels like the right thing knowing that the plans are safe in the hands of the one that we call King.
I will be back in the new year my friends. Thank you all for the countless ways you bless me and my family!
Happy New Year!