Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cradle of Faith

Back in October, about 3 1/2 weeks after we found out we were pregnant, we had a bad day. We were told, "There is no way you will have a baby from this pregnancy." We were devastated. They told us to wait a week and then go see our obstetrician, who would confirm a miscarriage and tell us where to go from there.

It was not a good week.

During that week, though, my family gave us a gift. It was one of those "meant to be" kind of things - my aunt happened to be driving by a yard sale, something happened to catch her eye, and she happened to be able to round up the funds to get it as a gift from my whole family.

The gift was a cradle. A beautiful, handmade wooden cradle.

At first, I wasn't sure I even wanted it in the house. I didn't want to see it, didn't want to picture my baby sleeping in it, when we were most likely in the process of losing our baby. I didn't want to have to come home from some sort of "procedure" to see that empty cradle staring at me, with no hope of being filled.

The cradle came to our house the same day it was purchased, and something else came with it - hope. I began to think that maybe, just maybe, the ER staff was wrong, and that God had other plans.

Here is the result of God's plans:

David's first nap in the cradle.

God is good.


Amy said...

I'm so glad your story had a happy ending. That's a beautiful picture!

Queen B said...

You have such an encouraging story! It is a beautiful reminder that God is in control.

Congratulations on the birth of your sweet boy.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

God IS good!

Eco said...

Needed to hear that today -- sweet story to be shared!

Busy Mom said...

It's beautiful and congratulations!

carrie said...

I know God answered many prayers for David during those days. Congrats on your bundle of faith!

Sheila said...

A beautiful gift for a beautiful boy, God is so awesome!

T with Honey said...

He looks so content in that cradle. Definitely meant to be!!

Allie said...

What a beautiful baby! I am so happy everything worked out!

Jill said...

I haven't been in blog world for a very long time...So glad for your arrival and this sweet story of success.
Thinking about you today.