Genesis 17:19, 18:14:
God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac...Is anything to hard for the Lord?"
i never knew if i could get pregnant. i never knew if i could STAY pregnant. and now i face the very deepest fears of, "will my baby survive..." (probably a bit extreme to be afraid for his very survival -- but those fears are still undeniable when you see your child wrapped in cords, tape, IVs, etc....)
but there is nothing impossible, nothing too hard for the Lord.
so his name is Isaac -- a reminder that though the road is sometimes so hard, and though the Lord takes us through twists and turns that we could never foresee -- nothing is beyond His power and He deserves nothing short of our full devotion.
Lord, give me faith like Abraham. Faith enough to know that You love us all more than what our definition of love can even contain. Faith enough to look at my son and trust you fully, even when the path is painful. Even when i'm full of unbelief. Remind me of your promises -- remind me of your faithfulness -- remind me of your covenant to me, each time I look into my little boy's eyes.....
i cannot express how much your words of encouragement have carried us through this ordeal.
God is certainly good -- though these last few days have been so scary. i will try to respond to everybody's emails!! they have been SO GOOD for me!!!
Isaac Ross Morgan was born on August 1st, at 1240PM!
he weighed 5lbs 3oz and was 18 in. long! we couldn't be more thrilled with his size, however, his lungs are under-developed for a 34 weeker.
they whisked him away to NICU to put some oxygen tubes down his throat, and to feed him through IVs, as he's too young to breastfeed or bottlefeed.
it's hard to really put into words the relief that washed over us when he started crying the second his head emerged!! and to see his face...to know he was breathing...to have those prayers answered!! but it's equally difficult to express how hard it is to have only seen him once since his birth yesterday. between the c-section and still being unable to walk (epidural is still in for pain control)...it's been too complicated to make it to the NICU. thankfully we've taken lots of pictures and i can flip through them when i sit here in this bed, staring at my stomach, missing him.
i wish i could upload pics, but when you think you're SIMPLY going to the doctor for a visit and get admitted -- you typically don't have camera cords on you :) he's got dark hair...and perfect skin...and i just wish i could hold him...
but God is so faithful in how he's provided for us through friends and family and His bountiful grace...
AHHHH, chad just got back from the nursery and they're taking one of the tubes out of nose today and are going to try to feed him!!!!!!!! AAAAAHH!
thank you Lord.
at the very least, i wanted to let you know Isaac's status. and to let you know we've made it through yesterday. family and friends are in town b/c my baby shower was supposed to be today, so the timing has been totally God b/c both sets of parents are here and we're surrounded by people who came to town to celebrate Isaac, but it now seems they get to celebrate his birth (and assist me with all sorts of plans, etc) in just a slightly different way than expected!!
i must go now -- but i'll try to post more soon....
again, saying thank you just seems so inadequate....but i am simply so thankful for you all.