Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shouting From The Rooftops!

Since it's been a while since I last wrote, I'll come back with a BANG!

I can't believe I can finally say, no SHOUT, this:
My best girl friend, Gwen, is going to be a mommy!!!!!!

Just when I began to wonder if God really does hear certain prayers and if He honestly cares or not, He answered the biggest one I've had for years! With this, hope has been renewed and my faith strengthened. Especially in the past few months, my prayers for this have been deeper, longer, more passionate, and honestly, sometimes...painful. I cannot even fathom the ride from her perspective. If it's this joyous on my end, then WOW.

And God even had some fun with me on this one, too. One morning I woke up feeling very nauseous. If you've had morning sickness, it's unmistakable! That is just what I felt, and I thought: "Well, I'm not pregnant, so who is?!" After a few hours, it went away and I was perfectly fine. Almost instantly after that, I heard a knock on my front door, with my dear friend, Gwen, looking through the glass. I don't know how, but nothing crossed my mind as odd yet. A few minutes later, my husband came home for lunch. Gwen sat on the couch, chatting with me and texting someone. Pretty soon, in walked her husband, John. And the genius that I am STILL did not anticipate what was coming!

After a while, I was showing her some washing soda in the hallway, and she very calmly said, "Oh and I wanted to ask if we were still good on that shower thing?" My eye brows narrowed, to which she clarified, "Baby shower." "For YOU?" I gasped. Her nod was the most amazing thing I had seen, think! I didn't realize how hard I was hugging her until she croaked, "I can't breathe!" Meanwhile, John was sharing the incredible news with my husband in the living room.

And since then, I've been on cloud nine...probably higher! What a long awaited answer to prayer. My heart just keeps swelling with praise and adoration of God because He really is there, and He really does answer...and not a moment too soon or too late.

What stream in the desert for my sweet friend.

I know that God is good no matter what, even when our desires are not fulfilled. But the hope and the joy that this incredible gift is just cannot be contained. I know that it was not my prayer alone, but many others' as well. It is so encouraging to have a prayer answered, especially one that was accompanied by so many tears.

Please pray for health for Gwen and this remarkable life.
Peace of Christ to you,