Saturday, September 12, 2009

One Year Ago...

It was one year ago today, that Jeff and I were sitting in the office of a specialist to confirm the CDH diagnosis of our son Jacob, given to us two days earlier. As we watched the screen of the ultrasound this was the first image that we saw. It is Jacob giving us a "thumbs up." We looked at each other and decided in that moment, God was speaking through Jacob and saying that we were going to be okay, regardless of the outcome, that God was in control.

Neither of us ever thought that we would actually get to have Jacob here with us. This picture was not our "sign" that God was going to heal Jacob. It just told us that we were going to make it through this difficult time and that God was going to take care of us and Jacob. In fact, just a week prior to Jacob's birth, we were making plans for his memorial service and picking out the outfit for him to go to Heaven. We just knew in our hearts that we weren't going to get our miracle. We knew and had faith that God could speak the word, and Jacob would be healed. But neither of us thought we'd be that blessed.


God gave us a miracle. How blessed we are! With so much sadness in the world, God chose to shine some light into it, through Jacob. God gave us our "glorious impossible" and we thank God daily for Jacob's life.

10 comments:

  1. Thinking of you all today and thanking God for Jacob! We love you!
    Jackie and Mike

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  2. so, i love that picture. the girls have had allergies/colds to last couple weeks, but I am hoping to finally get to meet Mr. Jacob since everyone is nice and healthy now. I'll send you a message on facebook to try and arrange something!!!

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  3. What a handsome little miracle he is, too. My heart is bursting with joy for you and your family. Thank you so much for continuing to share your story.

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  4. Its Sun. am and I just thought I could see my little Jacob and what a Blessing it was to be reminded of what God has done! Thanks Kids! Tears of joy flodded my heart, and my prayers continue to be with you, love Mom.

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  5. So precious. The Lord is so good. We are so glad Jacob is doing so great. What an incredible story his life is.

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  6. What a testimony Jacob is . . . God has used you and blessed you and in turn you have blessed others. Sweet baby! Love you guys!

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  7. your story is INCREDIBLE. i'm so glad to be one of the ones blessed by reading about it and seeing your handsome guy grow in the pictures:)

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  8. He looks so much like his mommy in this picture!
    What a rich blessing Jacob is to so many!
    God Bless!
    Carah

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  9. Thank you for continuing to share your story. We Pray daily for his continued growth and strength. He is a beautiful boy and, yes, he does look like his Mommy!
    John and Melinda Knott

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  10. I am crying tears of joy right now!!! Your faith in God getting you both through no matter what is so inspiring! Praise God that he said the word and did shed light into this world through Jacob!!!

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