Monday, September 22, 2008

Thoughts on Tiny...

With Philip at work tonight, I'm finding myself unable to think of much more than our baby, "Tiny" and tomorrow's appointment...

There are people in at least four different countries and multiple time zones praying for us and Tiny right now, and we cherish those prayers going up on our behalf more than we can express.

We know that our baby is in God's hands... the best and safest place we could ever chose for him/her. We are resting in the fact that He loves our baby even more than we do and that He said, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..." (Jeremiah 1:5) He has plans for this baby, we just don't know what they are yet.

I've been listening to a bunch of songs tonight and these two have especially ministered to me, because it really all comes down to this ... We're His... He's God, and He's got it covered.

Who am I?


You are God

28 comments:

Flakymn said...

I know Ft. Lauderdale has you covered now as well ... keep the cities praying coming! Prayer is so awesome and even more than being powerful, brought me so much comfort knowing how many people were praying for us ...

Anonymous said...

Dear Joia,
I will definitely be praying for you, Philip and Keenan. And that God would give the doctor's wisdom.

It is such a comfort knowing that God is in control.

Joan (Bri's mom) Ft. Lauderdale via Morgan, Vermont

rachel said...

Praying for you from MN, Joia.

kjames106 said...

Praying in OK.

Joanna said...

I'm in Jacksonville, and I will pray for you and your little baby! (found you through Wendi's blog and feel as though I know you even though I don't)

Love,
Joanna

Donna Gregory said...

Praying for you in Bowling Green, KY, Joia, Tiny, and family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Joia,

Just got the prayer request from Wendi's mom, Diane and we are praying here in South FL.

Julie

Aimee said...

Praying in Rochester, MN.
I also sent a request out to my prayer teams via email, so now you have California, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado and Wisconsin added to the list for sure, perhaps more if they pass it on!
God is in control!

Anonymous said...

I sent a request to our prayer chain and some close friends who pray. We are also praying for peace for you and Philip. You are covered with His love and our prayers! Gramma Di (Wendi's mom)

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and 'tiny' in Grand Rapids, Michigan also sending you a virtual ((hug)).

Anonymous said...

Believing your little one is safe and strong! Lots of prayers for all-love mom k (John's mom)

Delia said...

We don't know each other in real life, but I read your blog often. I stumbled across Wendi's blog, and then from there, on to yours.

Jeremiah 29:11 says: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

My prayers are with you and your family today.

Ebby Ray said...

Joia:

I will be praying for you here in Rochester, MN.

Anonymous said...

Praying and thinking of you and your family today and in the future. We don't know each other in real life but I do read your blog daily.

In Christ,
Karen

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in Georgia.

Anonymous said...

Thinking and praying for your family here in Williamsburg, VA.

Teri

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your baby from Zumbrota, MN.

Bethany (friend of Wendi's from HP)

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your baby.

Shelly
Nashville, TN

Anonymous said...

I'll bet you are overwhelmed!! It's so awesome to know so many people that care about you guys and your family - of course we're here doing the same!!
Love you all lots and lots!!
Laura and Nathan :)

Anonymous said...

Merritt Island, FL praying too!! Lifting you up today along with everyone else! I was in tears by the time I got to the last comment! Thank you to everyone who is praying!! God's got amazing things in store for "Tiny"! Been praying Phil. 4:6-8 over you all.
I love you, Mom/Gr'ma E.

The Anderson Family said...

Praying for your family from Greenville, SC.

Psalm 105:4 Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Gabbs said...

More prayers from S. Florida

James said...

Praying for you and "Tiny".
From Santiago Mexico
Love you Sis.

Nelly

Anonymous said...

More prayers from Oklahoma.

Anonymous said...

Merritt Island is bursting with prayers for you guys. Love and major hugs, Jessica, Matt, Reagan and Hudson

Suzanna Catherine said...

Prayers for you and your little one coming from south Georgia.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your little family, and for Tiny...Tante Jan (Wen's aunt from IL)....
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life...keeps going over in my mind...may you know God's goodness and mercy and very tender Shepherd heart. "He gently leads those with young..."
HUGS

Anonymous said...

Lifting you and your sweet family up in prayer from Indiana, Love, in Christ, Nancy( Kellys( new mom) mom from Florida)