Thank you for your prayers, when I tell you they are making a difference I mean it. I’m walking in the most amazing bubble of grace.
I’ve been reading Emma the comments, Facebook messages and emails from all of you. Words are powerful. They can be encouraging. Words and prayers bring hope, love and healing. Yesterday, she asked me to ask for prayer for the “other thing” going on with her. I hadn’t really shared with you the “other thing” because I wasn’t certain she wanted me to. But she does. She wants a covering of prayer. So, briefly…
Her boyfriend (the dad) has broken off their relationship. He of course, says he’ll be “there” for the baby. I’ll start by saying that The Husband and I feel strongly that this is the right thing. The two of them have completely different starting points for life. They have polar opposite views of faith. Although Emma wasn’t living her beliefs when she got pregnant she quickly came back to her foundational truth. She thought he would come along with her. But it’s as if they’re speaking different languages. And in fact, they are aren’t they?
Emma is broken. Feeling rejected and pushed aside. She feels very alone. After all, it’s one thing to be pregnant and not married but have a relationship with someone who loves and supports you. Someone who will help you make the decisions that lie ahead … but it’s another thing to be pregnant without a loving partner to share your journey. She’s truly grieving. She is feeling unspeakable stress.
So in a nutshell, in addition to the physical issues, Emma has a heart issue. Please pray for her. Grief is necessary but it’s not ideal when you’re growing a tiny life.
I’m saying prayers for each and every precious one who reads this, that God would meet you right where you are today. And show you, as only He can do, how very much you are loved.
And to all the mom’s out there…Love and smooches… what you’re doing matters. Every single seemingly insignificant thing matters.