There was this season of life in 2009 that Brent and I prayed for two very specific things.
I wanted a teaching position at my church’s new Christian academy. We wanted our first baby.
On May 11, 2009, I was offered the job and found out I was pregnant. You can read about that here.
I didn’t think God would say yes to both.
There was this season of life in 2012 where we were so desperate for things to change that we didn’t pray for anything specific. We simply prayed for contentment with whatever the Lord gave or didn’t give to us. It was all we knew to pray.
The miscarriage left me without hope. Brent’s job made him miserable.
We didn’t pray for another baby. We didn’t pray for another job. We prayed for content hearts in Christ alone. Satisfaction in what He provides, trusting and forcing ourselves to believe it was for our good and that He was receiving glory.
…until Brent had a job prospect in September. Then we prayed like crazy, very specific, and without ceasing.
Meanwhile, Lily prayed for a baby. She told us on several occasions in October that she wanted a baby. Every time she mentioned a baby, I agreed with her and we talked to God about it.
On November 5, 2012, Brent started a new job.
On November 8, 2012 I found out I was pregnant.
Again, He said yes to both.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us
God is good and faithful all the time and His timing IS perfect!
And for many of you wondering about our adoption. It’s on hold. Well, it never actually started. The application was filled out, but never turned in because it costs money that we didn’t have to spare. Thankfully, everything on the application is about to change anyway (address, job stuff, etc.). We will continue to pray about our future with adoption and revisit after Baby VK is born.
Pregnancy update post to come including a cute little video from the big sister…