Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Life is a beautiful struggle

This is long overdue.

(We've been full-on potty training and then I've been sick on top of that---so exhausting!)

I wanted to thank each of you that has reached out with encouragement, good thoughts, and prayers for our little baby's heart.

We belong to each other. You've revealed that truth to me over and over and over again. 

In the minutes, hours, days after I posted about little Pat's heart, prayers, words of encouragement, kind thoughts and personal experiences came pouring in. We were embraced and uplifted in love by so many people---some we've never even met.

Amazing! (My sweet friend's prayers for me to be amazed have been answered in more ways than one)

The echocardiogram revealed that our baby's heart has healed. The perinatologist spent a lot of time looking at our baby's tiny beating heart. He said there might be an itsy bitsy, pin-sized hole, but the ultrasound couldn't demonstrate it definitively. 

He said our baby's heart was beautiful.


See? Beautiful.  

I'm thankful to have walked through this experience. The month of waiting for our scan grew and blessed me in ways I never expected or knew were possible. 


So. Thank you.

Sharing with Ann.

10 comments:

Alice H said...

Wonderful news, thanks for sharing! So glad you can say on this side of it that you are thankful for the challenges that month brought you...a true testimony to God's ability to work "good" in all things...even pain. And wow, that is the clearest picture of a face I have EVER seen on an ultrasound! So exciting...

The Guddats said...

I was JUST thinking of you a little while ago during dinner prep. My heart broke when I first read about the concern for your little one. I am so happy to hear that your little baby's heart appears to be healed. God is truly amazing! I am so thankful he used this trial to draw you even closer to him.

Liz said...

So happy to hear about your little one's heart healing. What wonderful news. I've been so out of the loop on my blog reading....so let me just say congratulations on your pregnancy Julia! Also, best of luck on the potty training! -Liz

championm2000 said...

This makes me smile! YAY for good news!

Holly Tumpkin said...

Oh I missed the original post, but I'm so happy to hear this good report! Praise God.

hsquaredblog said...

Hooray!! I'm so happy the baby is okay! I have been stalking your blog waiting to find out if he/she was going to be alright. I'm so happy for you, Julia! And congrats on the potty training!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I'm beyond thrilled that God healed little Pat's heart. Oh, we serve a good God!

BTW I have a tiny tiny little defect in my heart - apparently the flaps don't close all the way properly like they're meant to but it's really nothing. Doesn't hamper me at all :)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I'm beyond thrilled that God healed little Pat's heart. Oh, we serve a good God!

BTW I have a tiny tiny little defect in my heart - apparently the flaps don't close all the way properly like they're meant to but it's really nothing. Doesn't hamper me at all :)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

PS what's the latest on your house?

underthecoverofprayer said...

I blog at Under the Cover of Prayer - and although we hear of miracles all the time it is awesome to hear another one. Praise be to God.

LInking in from A Holy Experience.

Just tinkling with the awesomeness of God.

Blessings,
Jan