Saturday, December 26, 2009

Udpate from December 22nd Doctor's appointment

I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas! Christmas is always meaningful for me, but this year it seemed like the Christmas Story jumped off the pages of the Bible and Straight into my heart. I think sometimes, especially here in the south, when we celebrate Christmas, we know what the real meaning is, but sometimes it almost becomes just a "story" we read. We give it about five minutes before we rip into all the gifts He so blessed us with. I was moved to tears this year everytime I thought about how important that little baby in the manger really was. He was our salvation,hope,life,freedom,our health and so much more. He came so that we could have life abundantly and to have victory over the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy. He could have let us suffer and die, but He loved us so much that God became a man, and died for us so that we could have unlimited access to the throne of grace. He became human flesh and felt the same heartaches,temptations,family troubles,and as my pastor so eliquently reminded us, he even felt the pain of marriage trouble. The bible says we are his bride and he knows what it's like to be betrayed by a spouse. His bride cheats on Him everyday. WOW. Don't wait another day to let Him be your best friend. He wants a real realtionship with you. Jesus has given me such a tremendous peace as we walk through all of this with Elijah. I don't know how I would live life without Him. Being able to feel close to him and hear His voice, to feel his real arms wrapped around me in love is such a beautful thing. One night when I couldn't shut my mind off I literally told the Holy Spirit I needed Him to give me peace and put me to sleep. No kidding, I pictured a HUGE white wing covering me up like a blanket and the Lord saying "Under my wings shall you abide" (It's from Psalm 91-If you haven not ever read it please do!)and I fell straight to sleep.
On December 22nd we went back to the Doctor and were so amazed at God's goodness. The ultrasound showed Elijah had a completely normal heartrate and had moved from the breech posision to oblique, meaning he is sitting diaganaly. Dr. Ross came in and said he was "shocked, in a good way." He said it told him Elijah was a fighter. He even had fluid in his bladder, meaning that he was getting it somewhere even though they can't see any to measure. He is moving great. On Christmas Eve, he even had the hiccups twice! I found this about it online..It is believed that the baby breathes in amniotic fluid or drinks it. When this happens and the amniotic fluid enters and exists the baby's lungs then the diaphragm contracts and hiccups results.
We are still believing that Elijah will be healed of all sickness and disease by the precious blood of Jesus. Please continue to pray that "He who began a good work in Elijah will be faithful to complete it." It's hard to believe that we only have about 9 more weeks left until he is full term, which is a miracle in itself.
Blessings to all of you and thank to for believing with us!

Monday, December 14, 2009

December Update on Elijah

I have not updated in a while! We went 4 weeks without going to the doctor which was really nice for a change. We did go on December 11th but I just wasn't sure of the best way to post the news. First we did the blood sugar test.I have always past it with flying colors and I failed it. BOO... I don't really know what that means yet, we are still waiting on the results from the 3 viles of blood they had to take!! As far as the ultrasound goes... Believe it or not, I was not surprised one bit by what I saw. God had revealed to me the week prior while I was taking communion that I would see a normal size bladder and kidneys. And sure enough, to the surprise of everyone in the room, that is what we saw. However, doctors have to do their job and explain their medical opinion of why they were normal. Dr. Ross if you are reading this, you know I really love you and I appreciate EVERYTHING you have done for me. I know you have to do your job! :-) He told us that his heart rate was a little lower than it should be, and that his kindey's and bladder have just begun to totally shut down. He said Elijah only had two to three weeks to live. Normally my heart would have sunk but I had a total peace about it all. I left there rebuking the bad reports and saying that no man shall ordain my Elijah's days. Only God is the giver of life and all of Elijah's days are numbered in God's book. I also began praising God that those were new kidneys and a new bladder and that "He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it." I feel a little vulnerable telling you all this but I know that my God is so much bigger than any doctors words. Faith is believing that what we hope for will actually happen! Romans 3:4 " Let God be true and every man be a liar."
I am still claiming healing for Elijah. If God can speak the whole world into existance by his very words then he can surely do such a small thing. Psalm 107:20 is another verse that I am speaking over Him. "For I have sent my words and they have healed them and rescued them from the grave" Praise God that we can trust God's word. It will never return void and God cannot lie. Thank you all for continuing to believe with us!
As we all enter into such a special time of year, I hope we all remember the reason for the season. "John 10:10- "The enemy has come to steal, KILL and destroy but I have come so that you may have life and have it abundantly!" Merry Christmas Everyone!