Girls’ Night

March 2nd, 2010

Last week I received a note that fell like a seed into the ground of my uncertain heart.  This was from a mother I don’t know yet, but she knows whereof she speaks.

“My heart aches with you as it’s a very familiar ache in my own heart.  A year ago our 3rd son was born with one of the worst heart defects.  He has had 2 open heart surgeries so far and we just returned home from his 5th hospital stay because he is currently in heart failure and outside of a miracle from God his time on earth looks very short.  No words can describe the agony of a parent’s heart watching your child suffer and fight just to survive, just to breathe.

I also want to encourage you… we have discovered God’s grace and PEACE in a way we never knew possible.  He WILL carry you. Any moments you have that may seem unbearable….He is there and you WILL feel His strong arms carry you.  I’m sure you can testify of this already!!

I want to pray blessing over YOU as Verity’s mommy.  YOU play a huge role in her little life.  I ask that God would anoint you with HIS words to speak over her life.  Words of LIFE, of hope, of faith.  The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy but God comes to give LIFE!!!  Never stop speaking and believing the words of LIFE. Even when the doctors have frightening diagnoses, may you remain secure in God’s truth.   He is the God of the impossible.  He wants to show Himself strong on your behalf.  I pray that the medical field would see HIS glory through Verity’s life.”

Hmmm…

Not long afterward, I listened in on an online conversation about the pros and cons of knowing the baby’s diagnosis before birth.  All those who said they were glad they didn’t know gave variations on the same reason.  “I would not have enjoyed the pregnancy otherwise.”

Hmmmmmmm.  I’m getting the message!  Enjoy this little LIFE!

So last night was Girls’ Night!  We brought down all the pink softness we’d been storing up in the attic, and reveled in it! Laura and Jane held the tiny clothes up to their shoulders to imagine how little their baby sister will be.  They helped me sort everything into tidy stacks of sherbet-colored this and that.  We put petite outfits together and ooohed and aaahed over the miniature Mary Jane shoes.  The girls kept stopping what they were doing to come and tenderly pat my belly and murmur Verity’s name to her, and tell me how they couldn’t wait until she was born!  Some may think we have too many children, but what they don’t know is that you can’t have too much love.  Verity has a houseful of love waiting for her.

Jane wore this dress when she was a tiny newborn~

Lavender, pink, yellow, butterflies, flowers, hearts, what delight!

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2 Responses to “Girls’ Night”

  1. I am so thrilled for your wonderful girls’ night, and all the pink softness to enjoy! When we had our third little girl, after three little boys, it was such joy for all of us too, the pink softness being such a wonderful delight! :)

  2. Tanya Geraci says:

    I’m just catching up on your blog. Your girls are so precious and so pretty. Their pictures say so much about you Susanna. You are such a good mother. I wish so many more had mothers like you!

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