"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Three Weeks and a day!

Rachel made three weeks yesterday!  Thank-you God for the time you are giving us with her and for the Grace for each day.  There are no changes that we can tell - Rachel is still doing well.  We love the cute grunts she makes when she poops.  She cries when she is hungry or has some gas but otherwise she is very content.  We have started giving her a combination of breast milk and formula and she is doing well with that.  This is great for me, as it gives me some extra sleep at night.  During the day we still spend much of it holding her - i figure there will be lots of time later to clean house! We are all really looking forward to having Grandma Plett (my mom) and Great Grandma Kornelsen here for 5 days next week. Two more sleeps in Ethan and Abigail time.

There have been a few times in the last few days where I have felt a sudden rush of anxiety/pain.  Sometimes it is hard to be a good parent to my other two children when it hurts.  But generally I am still doing fairly well emotionally.  I am so amazed (and humbled!) by those of you who are praying for us and checking this blog regularly even while you face great unknowns/difficulties in your own life.  Thank-you! Let's keep pressing on together...
  
 "Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ, is calling us." Philipians 3: 14

"Now we live with great expectation and we have a priceless inheritance - an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.  And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad.  There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine.  It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold - though your faith is more precious then mere gold." 1 Peter 1:3-7

9 comments:

amandadahmes said...

I check your blog twice a day. There are never enough times in the day I pray and think of you and other familys I either know or follow. I do must say you have a beautiful family. your little girl(s) and boy are just sooo cute. Great Big sister and bother thats for sure. God bless your family <3 you will be in my thoughts and prayers as well as my night time prayer with my children and husband. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Cheryl said...

Yes, the housework can wait!:) Hold those little ones of yours. Time is just far too precious!! So happy for you that you get to experience some of Rachel's sweetness & her cuteness. God sees & feels your pain. Just keep telling him how much it hurts. Someday, when you see him face to face, you will be able to ask him 'WHY?', and funny how, then it won't even matter what you went through on this earth. Keep looking up!!! We continue to pray for you!!!
Cheryl Reimer

Jalene said...

I have been following your story for a while, I'm an angel Mommy. Our Hope was born sleeping April 28. It's funny that Cheryl said, someday when we get there we can ask Him why, just the other day our old pastor's wife, Shari came to see me. I said, "When I get to heaven and hold Hopey in my arms, I'm gonna say 'You and I need to talk, cause I don't get any of this'" (pointing to her) She said, "you know what Jay, when you get there and have her and are in His presence, you wont even care." I thank God for Hope every night and will continue to pray for your little miracle, Rachel.

Carol Taves said...

Good priorities, Kendra - the house cleaning will never run away, and I don't think you'll ever look back and wish you had spent more time cleaning! I pray for you specifically about the anxiety issues - I've been in those shoes and have learned a lot of good coping strategies. If you ever need to talk, just call me! Love you guys.

Angela said...

Wonderful verses :)

Janet said...

I love that verse too .Phil 3:14 Forget the past & look what lies ahead.There is hope ahead.Hope in Jesus.We have a faithful God.He knows everything you are feeling.He said "I will Never leave thee nor forsake thee".Heb 13:5 Continue to be blessed with your beautiful family God has given you.
Love & prayers
Janet M

gen said...

hi kendra I have prayering and reading your blog but I haven,tbeen able
my daugher in lnlaw is here so she is going to show me how
But I havn,t forgot about you people
you ar always on my mind and I believe in miracles sorry my spelling isn,very good Hi HI HI HI love and prayers genevieve

Kathy and Carl said...

Three precious weeks to praise God for. We praise him together with you and continue to pray. Yes, the dust and dishes can wait; hold on to all three of your angels.

Hope's Blog said...

Housework can always wait. We pray for you and your family all day long. God bless your family.