Nora – 75 Days Old

Why in the world did I think I could
Only get to know You when my life was good?
When everything just falls in place
The easiest thing is to give You praise

Now it all seems upside down
‘Cause my whole world is caving in
But I feel You now more than I did then
How can I come to the end of me

And somehow still have all I need?
God, I want to know You more
Maybe this is how it starts
I find You when I fall apart

Blessed are the ones who understand
We got nothing to bring but empty hands, yeah
Nothing to hide and nothing to prove, yeah
Our heartbreak brings us back to You, oh

And it all seems upside down
‘Cause my whole world is caving in
But I feel You now more than I did then
How can I come to the end of me

And somehow still have all I need?
God,I want to know You more
Maybe this is how it starts I find
You when I fall apart, yeah

I don’t know how long this will last
I’m praying for the pain to pass
But maybe this is the best thing
That has ever happened to me

My whole world is caving in
But I feel You now more than I did then
How can I come to the end of me
And somehow still have all I need?

God,I want to know You more
Maybe this is how it starts
I find You when You will find me when

I fall apart
I fall apart

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Nora on the ferry this morning with THE PRAYER TREE in the background (heart shaped tree up on the horizon)

9 thoughts on “Nora – 75 Days Old

  1. Praying for you each and every day. I have never commented before, but I have been with you on your journey since right after Nora’s birth. Her amazing little life and your talented writing are reaching so many people. I know it is so very hard right now, but God always meets us where we are and amazingly, if we let Him show us, we can handle everything that He gives us. Thank you for sharing the blessing that is Nora Rose with the rest of us. Such selflessness on your part to allow people to share in your joy and your pain instead of hiding it from the world proves that Nora being a Light for the Lord is something that she learned from her mommy.

  2. I have followed your story for a few weeks. For days I have felt compelled to write something but the right words just won’t come. Nothing seemed quite right. As a mother myself to a baby born this spring as well as two older kids, my heart aches for you. In my sympathy for the way you must be feeling, I wish there was a way for me, someone you have never met, to take on your pain so that you could just have joy, pure joy with Nora. And then I thought about how EVERY person following you, both those you know and don’t know, especially those who are mothers and fathers must feel the same way. We all feel love for you and wish we could help. And your own mother must be aching one thousand fold for you. But the most amazing thing is that our Heavenly Father loves us as a mother loves her child, only more so, which, as a parent, it is difficult to understand there can be a deeper love than I have for my children. So I can not even begin to imagine the love He has for sweet Nora AND you and how He can carry your pain and heartache in a way that all of us who wish we could, can’t. He is right there with you sharing your joy at His perfect creation, laughing with you when you laugh, and holding you, squeezing you with all His might when you have felt scared, sad, angry or confused. I will continue to pray for a lightness upon your heart, for your husband, children and your extended family, for the doctors, for beautiful Nora and for her healing. I KNOW it can happen. I KNOW it can.

  3. I agree with all the above words you wrote. This has got to be so hard for you. I understand a mother’s heart. I never knew my son was going to die–I just found out the news one day during an ultrasound–for me that was better and Our Lord knew that. Our Lord knows what is best for you and will make sure that you get it. It still is going to be a cross to bear–but, He knows how to make your particular cross sweeter.
    praying for you

  4. I didn’t realize how close you guys are to me! The prayer tree is right next to my apartment. The big strip of apartments on my hill is where I live. I have been following you all since Nora was two days old, and I keep her in my thoughts daily!

  5. I AM HAPPY YOU AND NORA GOT TO TAKE ANOTHER FERRY RIDE TO GO SEE MI MI. NORA ROSE IS SO BEAUTIFUL, AND I FOR ONE AM STILL CLAIMING HEALING. NOTHING IS TOO BIG FOR GOD! PRAISE OUR LORD! HOPE YOU ALL GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP AND YOU HAVE A REALLY GOOD DAY TOMORROW. LOVE THE SONG, AND IT IS SO APPROPRIATE. HE IS ALWAYS WALKING RIGHT BESIDE US OR CARRYING US. PLEASE GIVE NORA HUGS AND KISSES FROM ALL HER F. B. FANS. I LOVE YOU ALL!! GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

  6. As always, praying for your precious, beautiful, miracle from God… Love and hugs to your family, my heart simultaneously rejoices and breaks for you each day!

  7. I just found out about Nora the other day and I have been hooked on her story! Praying for you all! Btw fave song! Met him at a concert and got his autograph! He is soo nice! Love'<3

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