To my subscribers: you’re getting this post a day before it will be advertised on Facebook. You’re the first to know. Thank you for subscribing!
During our wedding, I chose Psalm 40:1-5 as one of the verses we wanted to be shared with the congregation. To me, it is a song of praise to God who has worked out marvelous things in our lives. Today, as I get ready to share even more exciting news with you, I want to quote it again.
I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD.
Blessed is the man who makes
the LORD his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
You have multiplied, O LORD my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.
God has truly multiplied His wondrous deeds toward us. I am more aware of this fact than ever before in my life. Today Rick and I are ready to share with the world that God has granted us the desire of both of our hearts – a baby!
Our baby is due to be born right around Christmas. I have had every pregnancy symptom the books mention, right on schedule. Rick is as excited as I am, matching my own desire for children with his own. We had to laugh when we realized our plans to celebrate our one year anniversary with a return trip to our honeymoon cabin in Gatlinburg will have to be scrapped – unless we want to bring a newborn with us!
I was afraid because it took us so long to find one another. I feared pregnancy would be as elusive as marriage had been for us. My heart swells with joy at the relief I experienced when we discovered in our fourth month of marriage that the miraculous had happened!
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
Psalm 103:1-5, 8-10
Here’s the first picture of our little peanut – at 8 weeks and 2 days old…