Friday, July 31, 2009

How do you feel about life?

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created." Revelation 4:11

"How do you feel about life?" That's what the doctor asked me on Monday at the hospital after giving us the horrible news. How do I feel about life? Well, I like it. I cherish it. I want it for my baby. What kind of question is that? Well, I knew what he was getting at and ended the conversation before it began. I understand it must be doctor protocol to ask, as I guess this is one of those situations where "the mother's health is at risk" (never thought I'd be in that category!) But, please, as he is asking me the most vile question a mother could ever be asked, I look behind him at the ultrasound screen and there is our healthy, strong baby moving and waving his arms.

This is my prayer; please pray with us:

"Lord, heal my body so this baby can live. Let there be just enough fluid for this baby to develop normally. Keep us both free of infections."


  1. We will pray this prayer for you!

  2. What a horrible question. Praying for you. I read on about drs encouraging mothers to terminate their pregnancy in situations like this. They are all so glad they would have never even considered that as an option. I know this is so much to carry- so thankful you know that God is doing that for you. Praying for peace and strength. And for your sweet baby to live and be healthy. Looking forward to hearing about your appt. on Monday. I hopt it is full of SUPER news!

  3. I'm praying for you, Lee, and for your family and precious growing baby! Thank you for this blog so we can be updated on everything.
    Love, Sarah Walton Pettit