Due Date

Elizabeth Grace is due today, but I’m thinking she didn’t get that memo, which is more than fine with me. I am thrilled to get to keep her in for as long as possible, although I’m not sure how much longer that will be. I’ve been dilated to 1 and a half centimeters for at least two weeks now, and Braxton Hicks have been occurring more and more frequently. I have an OB appointment on Monday (if I make it till then), at which point I suspect an induction will be scheduled for some time next week.

So many of you have reached out lately to let me know you are thinking of us and praying. Some have asked for specific needs to lift up, so I thought I’d share some here, as I greatly appreciate the intercession.

~ Strength—spiritual, physical and emotional. I’ve been battling a nasty head cold for the last few days and honestly it’s left me feeling quite weary in each of these areas. I’m claiming 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. His power is made perfect in weakness.

~ Peace—facing so many unknowns and having never charted such territory before, there are many things that I’m simply fearful about right now. Please pray that the Lord would increase mine and Onan’s faith and that we would rely on the peace that only He can give. Pray that we will rest in His plan.

~ For God’s name to be glorified. No matter what the outcome, this needs to be the end result. If Elizabeth experiences a miraculous healing after she is born, then we want the explanation to be God’s supernatural touch and for His name to be made famous. If she experiences ultimate healing by being taken to Heaven, then we want to point to Christ in our grieving and let others know of the hope we have because of Jesus. Either way, His name must be glorified.

Thank you again for praying with us and for us through this time. We are so humbled and so grateful.

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  1. amanda buonocore

    you are such an inspiration to me to have such strong confidience and faith. my prayers are still with your family thru this time.

  2. Wei

    You are an inspiration, Leah.

  3. Erika Hartzell

    Thanks for updating us, Leah! I think of you daily, honestly and pray as often as I remember. You are so loved and prayed for. You are a blessing to my soul!

  4. wish i was there to say all this in person! ……His name is already being glorified in how you and Onan are living your lives right now. i will continue to pray that your journey with elizabeth will bring glory to His name and in return he blesses you with peace and even joy. these next weeks will be a journey for sure. you can count on my prayers. love you!….

  5. Please know that we love you and are praying for just what you have requested. I am so proud of you Leah! You are a beautiful reflection of His Grace as well as a wonderful example of Trust & Faith. So good to know that God knows all that is in your heart & thoughts…and remember that you are never alone. Our love to Onan as well.

  6. I’ve been thinking about you all week Leah. Miss Elizabeth’s due date is my birthday, so you all have been on my mind. I will be praying for you this week.

  7. Jn and I will be praying for you and Onan as you wait GOD’s hand and for this sweet baby girl to come. I pray that you will get to spend some sweet time with her for however long GOD gives you.

  8. Anonymous

    You have such faith, courage and love. Such a sweet, sweet spirit. We’re praying for you, Onan, and your families that God will get your through; and for a possible miracle. We love you! Meri & Lance

  9. We’ve become acquainted with your parents and sister at HCA and Grace… Praying for you today, that His grace will be sufficient for every moment of this day and the days ahead! Know that you are already bringing glory to God, and your testimony is reaching further than you may ever know!

  10. Anonymous

    May God grant you the peace you desire and may His name be exalted, throughout this experience. He is, always has been and always will be, in control. Your faith will NOT be in vain. You are an inspiration for me and I will continue to pray for you.

  11. Praying. You are an inspiration and I’ll pray for a miracle and for God’s will and strength for your family. God bless.

  12. Praying that God will surround you with His grace, comfort you with His love, and strengthen you with His might as you await the delivery of your precious little one.

  13. I am praying for you and your family. I have been to this place where you are. The Lord is surely guiding you through your thoughts, feelings, and comfort. I can read it in your words. he will continue to do this as the days go by. What a miracle it will be to hold your Elizabeth, and feel her close to you. I will be praying for you… and if you feel that there is a time you have questions, or just wish to talk with someone whose heart has been to this place.. please feel free to contact me. 2 Cor. 1:4
    Much love and many prayers to you.
    September @ One September Day http://www.septembermccarthy.com/2009/03/refiners-fire-our-story/

  14. I just read your blog for the first time tonight. My prayers are with you & your family. Strangely enough, I have a close family friend who gave birth to her son with the same condition. I had never heard of this condition before Kellie. I believe God is working in your lives in ways that we can not understand but He will see you through the days ahead.

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