She Just Wouldn’t Wait

So. Remember my friend, Beth? We met in college and it was a bond that formed the day we met. Remember how she was in the delivery room with me for the birth of my two boys? Remember how she wanted me in the delivery room with her for the birth of her daughter due on Christmas Day? Remember how we were going to head out to St. Louis Christmas night so I could be there?

Emma Grace decided she’d rather I just hold her for 3 or 4 days instead of having to be in the hospital while I was there. (I may have to fight Granny for that privilege, but I plan to practice my Wii Boxing so I’m ready.)

Yep. Monday morning that sweet little one made her arrival and now Christmas travels can’t come soon enough! (We’ll still go to St. Louis after Christmas, but now we won’t have to rush to get there.)

I am so excited for my dear friends, but please pray for them. Little Emma has had some breathing issues and is in Special Care at the hospital for a few days. While my heart aches to be with my friends right now, I am holding them up in Jesus’ arms, and I’m asking y’all to do the same for them.

“If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.” (Robert Murray M’Cheyne)

I love the image of Jesus bending low to pick up our burdens and carry them for us, and I know He is carrying this burden for Beth & Dale.

Little Emma is a picture of His “strong grace” already, and I can’t wait to hold that bundle of grace in my arms!

(Check out Beth & Dale’s blog for updates.)

4 responses to “She Just Wouldn’t Wait”

  1. So glad she is here and we will be praying for her, too! I know you just can’t stand it unitl you can see he in person and hold her. Isn’t the new baby smell just the best!! I know Monica is looking forward to you guys stopping in to see them too, so you can see her sweet little girlies and she can see your kiddos. Hope you have a safe and blessed trip!

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  2. When I saw the title of your blog I thought…..Oh my she has had that baby! I said a prayer for them and yes, you will probably get more hold time if you can get her from her Grammy 😉
    I LOVE that quote by Robert Murray M’Cheyne. It is SO encouraging & powerful!

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  3. That is wonderful news, and they will certainly be added to our prayers!

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  4. Aww! such sweet news! I will be praying for Dale & Beth as they walk through this bit of unsettling times and that they will truly know & believe that God will carry them & Emma Grace powerfully. Thanks for you comment on my blog … I’ve meant to call you and still will. Love ya.

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