Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friday... going in.

Hi Friends and Fam,

In less than 24 hours we will be at the hospital... getting prepped for Saturday morning. After my doctor's appointment this morning I have felt more peace than I have in a long time. My doctor is Amazing (yes, with a capital A) and respects and supports us, Methodist hospital has made accomodations that put me SO at ease, and I can literally FEEL the blessings being poured down on us as a result of prayers and the community of believers who believe without a doubt that we will be carried through, and that God CAN heal Evie if that is His path for her life. I was reminded today that he knows the number of her days, and (as Lyla would say) it "makes my heart so happy." Knowing that we will get to see her face and hold her in our arms helps ease some of the pain of possibly losing her.
I am going to take a few verses with us to hang in our delivery room, I thought I would share them with you to hopefully encourage you also. What a blessing to know that God will be with us there.

Isaiah 40:28-31
28 Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
30 Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

Joshua 1:9
9 This is my command—
be strong and courageous!
Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with you
wherever you go.

Lamentations 3:22 - 23.
Because of the Lord's great love
we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.

Revelation 3:20
Here I am!
I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears My voice
and opens the door,
I will come in and eat with him,
and he with Me.
Love you,
Lindsey, John, Lyla, and Evie


  1. I'll be thinking of you and praying all day today and tomorrow. Love you!!... Gina

  2. Lindsey, again you have encouraged and exhorted me with your grace and faith in the face of uncertainty and pain. And you will be an amazing testimony to those you come into contact with at the hospital. You and John both. I'm praying for you guys and Evie fervently, and am dying to see the pictures of this precious girl!! She will be a beautiful little image bearer, reflecting God's glory perfectly through her little self. Love you.

  3. We are praying for you and your family!!! We can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful little girl! Sending you hugs!

  4. I have shared your story with so many friends and family. You are an amazing woman and an amazing family! You are all in my thoughts and prayers, especially for tomorrow:)

  5. My thoughts and prayers will be with you,John, Lyla, Evie, and your family....You have a beautiful little girl!!!!

  6. Sending you prayers and love as you embark on the journey to meet your precious daughter.

  7. hey Lindsey.
    just found you through Sherilyn and it's also the first I've heard about your baby girls diagnosis.
    just in time, I WILL be praying -
    peace to you my sister.

  8. Praying for a smooth and peaceful delivery! We are thinking of you guys~
    Sarah Goldsberry and Fam

  9. all of our love and prayers to all of you - you will be continually in our thoughts....
    amy, steve, alex, adam & ellie :)Lindsey

  10. I have been thinking about all of you ALL week and ALL day today. I have been praying and thinking of you and everything you have been through knowing Jesus has had His hand on all of you this entire time. Lindsey you are an amazing and wonderful mother, wife and lady. I can't even imagine to the degree of what you have been going through all of these months and yet your Faith and Love of God has not wavered not even for a second. I can not imagine what we would do without our Lord and Savior and feel sadness for those that do not know Him. We love you guys so much and continue to think of you and pray for you through it all.


  11. Hi Lindsey, I sit here crying tears of joy for you, as this was the day I met you...and now I find out that your baby LIVED. On this day in Sept, your little girl shared her movie with my little 3 year old and your Mom and I talked about the upcoming day for you. I shared with her that we too had lost our little boy a year before and now here we were, expecting our little rainbow baby. I remember telling you as you walked out to take lots of pictures and that we would be praying. That's literally all I could do that Saturday...Praise the Lord! I am so glad you commented on FB. Congratulations on your girls!