Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

For awhile I have been away from blogging and away from even reading other blogs.  But last night I had some time (well not exactly, I should have been painting but was procrastinating), so I thought I would check in on some of my favorite blogs.  I was brought to tears with excitement and joy and am in awe of our God and how He answers prayers...

Since I have started reading other people's blogs I am often touched by stories, but there are two families that have so deeply touched my heart that I think of them and pray for them often.

I learned of Ali's blog http://feldmancrew.blogspot.com/ when another blogger posted about their terrible loss.  Ali was carrying twins that were born much too soon at 21 weeks. But not only did they suffer this loss, less than a year before they also had a baby girl who was with them for only a few days.  I still cannot comprehend the terrible loss and grief they have endured through, but what has kept me so interested is Ali's incredible faith and how God has guided her through her grief.  Recently they entered into the journey of adoption, so my prayers changed and I started to pray for a baby for them!  God is so good!! They now have a baby girl and her excitement simply leaps off the screen!!! 

I also learned of Jodi's blog http://martinomadness.blogspot.com/ from another blogger's post.  Just before their twins turned 18 months old, one of them suddenly died in his sleep.  For the last 6 months Jodi's writing has captivated me.  She has a gift of writing that has brought the readers into how her heart has been ripped out and how she is coping, somedays just barely.  But even though they have experienced every parents' worst nightmare she goes on because of her baby's twin brother and their older sister.  And, through all of it she has been pregnant!  When I checked in on her blog last night I saw that their baby girl had arrived.  But I seriously love how God works - through this baby He has brought this family even more joy and peace because she was born on the same day as her twin brothers.   She will always share her birthday with her brother that she will never meet! How amazing is that!!!

How amazing is it that I learned of both babies on the same day, literally one blog right after the other!Following these blogs has made me more grateful of how blessed I am.  There have been many moments in the last few months that I have simply stopped what I was doing to have a group hug with my three beautiful children, knowing that Ali would give anything to be able to do the same.  I have stopped in the middle of many rants over everyday kids driving me crazy stuff thinking of how Jodi would give anything to be driven crazy by her little guy.  I have been so touched by these women and their stories.  I have cried for them and I have prayed and prayed and prayed for them. 

I know that I have many lessons to learn through these women, and one of the lessons is to trust in the power of prayer! 

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