- I’m sorry for the delay in choosing winners of the Mother’s Day contest. Thanks for all the comments. We do have winners today! I placed the names of all those who commented in Jodi’s hat, and she randomly picked out two winners for me. (See photo below.) They are Lauralee Bliss and Martha Rogers! Congrats! :)
- I’m also sorry for implying in that post that only elderly folks might need large print books. It was silly of me to word it that way, and I apologize. I’m 27, and when I don’t have my glasses on, even large print books have to be about three centimeters from my nose to read them. So I certainly know that young people can have vision problems, too!
- I’m sorry I was unable to attend the Colorado Christian Writers Conference last week. I’m sorry if I disappointed people who had appointments scheduled with me. You don’t know how badly I wish I could have been there rather than experiencing the reason I couldn’t attend….
- …which is the thing I’m most sorry about right now. I had hoped to announce on this blog soon that we were expecting another baby in December--a Christmastime baby, which we were so excited about. But while in Colorado I lost the baby on Mother’s Day, about 6.5 weeks into the pregnancy. My heart is still aching so badly and will probably never fully stop this side of heaven, but I know the pain will ease with time. God has placed amazing, compassionate, praying people around me to help. My husband especially, who while grieving in his own way has been my rock and my hero. And God has been so close. I have been reminded again and again how much I have to be thankful for, including the child I do have here—my precious, healthy, beautiful Jodi. I pray she remains healthy and that I get to meet her little sister or brother long before she does, or better yet that Jesus comes back soon and we get to meet this little one together! :)
I’ll end this with the verses God first brought to my mind after losing the baby. I know this scripture is true for my baby and that this little life that ended so quickly does matter! Please pray that I will continue to seek God and let Him use this experience for His glory.
"For you created my inmost being;you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:13-16