Friday, July 13, 2007
Joy Comes In the Morning
I realize the last two posts have been very serious--and not much fun to read. You guys have all been so sweet with your comments. I just wanted to say that I'm fine--we're fine. We've been healed and whole for many, many years. The first few months were extremely tough, and I remember that the sound of a baby crying was more than I could bear. We found it very hard to praise God in our circumstance. But the Lord truly did have a plan--we didn't understand it then, and we don't understand it now--and that's OK. We don't have to--we just have to trust Him. And we do. My plan was to not have any more children after Kassidy died. I didn't think I could go through it again. But I changed my mind very quickly and couldn't wait to conceive. I was pregnant within 6 months. The healing had begun. I asked God to give me twins. I remember saying to God that I really wanted twins, but not if He didn't think I could handle it. Of course, B wasn't exactly on board with this prayer. But I do know that God gave me a great big 'YES', and those two precious babies were born 14 months after their sister passed away. I was completely healed of the heartache the moment I laid eyes on them. And I can't imagine my life without them. God had a plan. God is Good.

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At July 13, 2007 8:23 PM, Blogger Leah Belle said...

Jenna, I just read the entire story - all 3 posts. I cried for you. I especially like the verse you posted. "The Lord gives, the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." That verse has been a comfort to me as has the song that quotes it. I'm so glad to have experienced the grace that God gives in the times we need it most.
I can relate to your desire for twins. After my first miscarriage, I wanted twins, too. I'm glad God answered your prayer. This is a rambling comment, but thanks for posting. Thanks for your example of trusting God's sovereignty.

At July 14, 2007 7:00 AM, Blogger Amberly said...

What a blessing! I always thought it would be fun to have twins!

At July 14, 2007 9:30 AM, Blogger Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Although I wasn't able to read it all Jenna, I think it's wonderful that you've come through so much and rejoice in the wonderful blessings that were bestowed on you, and that you're able to talk about both the good and the bad. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Have a wonderful day and weekend!

At July 14, 2007 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, He sure is! You have been so blessed. I know you see so much more when you look into your twins' eyes. :o)

At July 14, 2007 5:55 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

I did read the previous very heartbreaking, Jenna...
What an amazing thing, though, that God answered your prayer for wonderful!

At July 14, 2007 9:08 PM, Blogger jennyhope said...

oh my he hunts more than whitetail!! I got your comment about the hunting widow! I am that girl to!! glad I am not alone...your blog is so cute!!!

At July 14, 2007 10:49 PM, Blogger Tricia said...

Aren't twins a wonderful gift from God? I have 7 year old boys,myself. (Just joined Good Mail)

At July 15, 2007 2:46 PM, Blogger Sherri said...

Yes, God is good. It is always so amazing to see a prayer answered like that! Wow!

At July 15, 2007 5:50 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

I love your positive outlook!

At July 17, 2007 7:15 AM, Blogger Renee's Ramblings said...

Stopped by this morning to catch up on your blog. My heart aches for your loss but it is good to hear you all have healed. I admire your faith and your strength. God is good and He has blessed you all. What fun to have twins!

At July 17, 2007 7:22 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

It's great to know that even though we usually don't understand why something happens- God does and He has a perfect plan for our lives.

At July 17, 2007 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a blessing.

(((BIG HUGS)))

At July 19, 2007 12:04 AM, Blogger kittyhox said...

Oh Jenna. Thank you so much for sharing Kassidy with us. The preciousness of her little life (inside and outside of the womb) just overwhelms me. I think it's so important and good that you chose to record her story for yourself and your family. Words can't express how precious I just know she was and is.

I can't imagine such sorrow, especially coming as a surprise and on the heels of such great anticipation and the expectation of joy.

Praise God that he got you through such sad days and that he restored your joy with your twins.


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