I don’t think I have ever been so thankful in my whole life as I am this year, for obvious reasons!
I get a sense of what Abraham felt like when he was asked to sacrifice his only son. Obediently he set forth to do as God had asked. Undoubtedly his heart was heavy and filled with terror yet he chose to trust God — no matter what. At the risk of sounding like a cliché t-shirt, “Been there, done that.”
We quickly learned all the statistics about trisomy 18. We’d seen the mentions of “incompatible with life”. We were offered, but NOT ENCOURAGED a supposed “way out” of this. Instead, William and I chose to submit to God’s will. We set off on a journey filled with great sadness, fully expecting to say goodbye to our baby girl very shortly after we’d just said hello.
Now here we are 7 months later. I can hardly put into words how blessed I feel, how thankful I am to be walking down off of that mountain with my baby girl safe (and squealing) in my arms! Thank you, thank you, thank you, God!!!
I’m so incredibly thankful for these people!!!
“Don’t lay a hand on that boy! Don’t touch him! Now I know how fearlessly you fear God; you didn’t hesitate to place your son, your dear son, on the altar for me.”
(Genesis 22:12 MSG)
I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving.
(Psalm 69:30 NIV)