Thursday, February 14, 2013

For This Child I Prayed

Natalie Joy was born two weeks ago a few days before her due date, weighing a healthy 7 lbs 9oz, 20 1/2 inches long. We are both doing very well and I am so relieved and blessed to be a 3 time survivor of hyperemesis gravidarum and the complications that came with it. Words cannot express how happy we are to have her in our lives, she's so precious and a fairly easy newborn. Thank you to all who have prayed daily for Natalie and me, as well as for my husband and children who sacrificed time away from me/had to complete my tasks on top of their own. Thank you to those who visited me in the hospital various times, drove me home from the hospital, picked up my medicine and coke, and those who were sympathetic to and cared for my boys. It's been a very long journey but I am so happy to be on the other side. I know God has great things planned for Natalie and I can't wait to watch them unfold.

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"For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him."
1 Samuel 1:27

1 comment:

  1. Ashley, this is a beautiful post! I cried. And thanked God for bringing you and you're family through this time. What a testament to LIFE! Welcome Baby Natalie Joy!