There are 2 things I have come to understand over the past year:
- First, God did not intend for us to walk through the hardships of life alone.
- Second, purpose can be found in all of life’s heartaches and trials.
Both of these are my reasons for starting this blog.
Over the course of the past year, Seth and I have endured the loss of 2 children, and are now facing the unknowns of our unborn son being diagnosed with multiple medical complications. We don’t know how this story will unfold, but we know that God is the author.
But before we get into any details, I would like to introduce you to our precious son, Samuel David 💙
Despite what the doctors say, we know that he is absolutely perfect!
There is a lot of meaning behind Samuel’s name, which I will write about soon (stay tuned for more blog updates!), but we know this is the name God picked for our son. We are so grateful that we can pray for him by name!
I want to invite each of you to walk this journey with us, because we can’t do it on our own. We have no idea what the future holds, but we know who holds our future. We hope that whatever happens with Samuel David’s life, God will use it to draw others to Himself, to offer hope and encouragement to those who need it, and to persuade others to be vulnerable in their struggles in order to experience the beauty of walking together in His strength. Seth and I are choosing to find purpose in the lives of each of our children – Penuel, Jahleel, and Samuel David – in the midst of the unknown.
We are absolutely certain that God has written a story into little Samuel David’s life; and whether he gets to tell that story, or we are called to tell it for him, God will receive the glory!
I will post more details about Samuel’s condition in the days and weeks to come, but the short version is that Samuel is faced with a multitude of medical complications. We were referred to specialists in Little Rock to continue to monitor his conditions, and will likely be making many more trips that way.
Please pray for the proper development of Samuel’s heart and lungs, for his growth, and for him to stay put until the appointed time.
This is His story, and it is all for His glory!