Psalm 139:13-14 New International Version (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
GOD HAS A PLAN ~
I see that Jeremiah 29:11 comes alive in our lives. A plan, a promise and a future the Bible says for each of us. Looking at my daughter's life, I can see the tears of yesterdays and I can see the joy of today. She planned this beautiful first birthday party for her daughter. Many people came and many didn't come. I cried yesterday because I wanted a few people there, but I had to turn my thoughts on those who did come. It was a beautiful party and Tracy had a co-worker come, friends from San Francisco, family and more friends. Sharing the joy of a miracle baby and I heard this said, "It gives other hope". Averie is a rainbow baby. Tracy lost a baby two years ago and they lost their house in the Napa fires last year too. Her journey can be read on Facebook at: mommytracerq
I am proud of Tracy and sharing her story. Little did we know that five days later, Tracy would have a brain bleed and be flown by helicopter to Stanford Hospital. It was there she would learn that it would takes months for recovery. The great news was there would be recovery and that was a miracle too. I will never forget holding that five day old baby and her three stepsons behind me. Tracy was being put into the ambulance and I was asked if Tracy would live? I held back tears and said yes. I truly didn't know what was happening but I never thought she would end up in a helicopter. This past year are brought many tears and wonder. Yet, it has brought victory and new beginnings. Not everyone understands me and that's okay. I am a woman of faith, but even a woman of faith needs family and friends.
Deuteronomy 31:8 New International Version (NIV)The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
We should never try to walk this life alone. I had to tell myself that God gives courage to face the unknown. God gives freedom of thoughts and his plan isn't to harm us. Hard things happen to people and we learn to hold tight to God's promises of life. I look back and see how Tracy had the BEST doctor. The specialist from the Queen turned out to go to our church. He connected her with the best specialist at Stanford. I heard there is a waiting list for this doctor and yet God gave him to Tracy. God knew this little baby needed her mommy.
The first step to anything is surrender. God I surrender my thoughts to you and ask for you for help. Nobody knew what day Averie would be born, but God did. This is day of Averie's birth and he has big plans for her little life. Her smile is unique and contagious in life. People just love her and I see that. She is a happy baby and that is the joy of God inside of her. I pray daily for all my grandchildren and I know that God gave them life. Teaching and loving from a Grammie's heart is all I know to do. Having a gentle spirit and hugs for each of them. Life is so short my friends, we just never know what a day will bring. Live in the freedom of joy of life and happy in a new day. Nehemiah 8:10 The JOY of the Lord is my strength.
God, I give you thanks for Tracy's life, Averie's birth and the plans you have for her family. This is such a miracle day and I choose to rejoice in your house (CHURCH) and honor you for all you have done for us. Thank you for a family who sticks together and knows your miracle working power of life. Give Tracy and her family a beautiful day together. AMEN
My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends.