God Who Hears….

I seem to always have things running through my mind that I want to share with you…that I want to remember…

I delay in putting fingers to keyboard because I want to include an adorable picture of one or all of my little ones….

If I continue to hold out to include pictures, I may never write again.

Right now I need to be putting the clean sheets on my bed, that I washed today, ironing our clothes for church tomorrow, washing the massive amount of dirty dishes piled high on our kitchen counters….

But instead, here I am….about to wake my sweet Neely Jane to feed for the last time today…

She’ll sleep straight through the night….is she just a good baby or is her precious little heart just too tired?  I couldn’t say, but sleep she does….

I can’t believe that the days are ticking away until her surgery…seems to be on my mind constantly…

I am keeping busy with my other little ones….ballet, homeschooling, Awana, about to restart my Thursday night book study, but all those distractions never take away thoughts of Neely’s impending surgery.

This coming Friday we have Neely’s cardiologist appointment where we will set the date for her surgery.  I can’t believe it’s been over three months since she was born…

Three months since God showed us what HIS plan was….I still laugh to myself when I think about how He brought Neely to us.  God is so good.

Neely is continuing to grow, although not by leaps and bounds…just little by little.  When I weighed her this week, she weighed 9 pounds 11 ounces.  That was actually a loss from the week before when I snuck in an unscheduled weight check.  Now I know why Dr. Ebba told me to only weigh her every OTHER week.

Now instead of celebrating her gain to 9 pounds 11 ounces, I am mourning the loss from 9 pounds 13.5 ounces the week before….perspective changes everything, huh?

I am still struggling with Neely’s therapy….doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.  If you’d like to drive all the way to my house to spend 10 minutes of tummy time with Neely, then come on! 🙂  Might be the only way I could get it accomplished multiple times a day.

With all my babies, there has been a time when I wished all my babies would stay babies.  Eventually that wish gave way to excitement over them rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking…

But I got my wish my sweet little Neely…she, for now seems to be forever a baby…..she’s growing and changing….she’s interacting more, but in many ways she reminds me of a teeny tiny newborn….

And I would be lying if I said that right now I wasn’t just soaking it all in and enjoying it….enjoying the fact that she’s not trying to do things on her own, enjoying that she’s not exerting her independence…

I’m enjoying the extra snuggles, holding her every chance I get…soaking it all it…oh baby of mine…

Neely you are so precious to this Momma…words can not even describe the joy that you bring to me…I will always look at you and know that our God  hears my prayers.

I prayed for a precious little one with Down Syndrome and God gave me exactly what I had prayed for. Each time I doubt…each time I question whether God really hears me….I need only look into Neely’s beautiful, deep eyes to see the answer there…

“I’m here because you asked for me…I am here because God heard your prayers…I’m here because God wants to give you the desires of your heart…I am hear because you prayed…I am here because God hears.”

As we join with our church family tomorrow morning to dedicate Neely to the Lord, I am reminded…whatever I pray for Neely, God will hear me….

If I pray for health for her…God will hear me.

If I pray for strength for her…God will hear me.

If I pray for God’s blessings to pour down on her…God will hear me.

For my God is a God who hears me…

Until next time,

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