Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Isaiah" by Stacey Wooddell Imbimbo

As a mom you know God uses your children to daily teach you so much.  I didn’t truly realize how much until I had my first son.

Kyle and I had a great desire to become parents, and we were so excited to find out that we were expecting our first baby.   Halfway through our pregnancy there were some worries about the growth development of our child.  We were placed under a specialist care, and they considered this a high risk pregnancy.  A few weeks later I was placed on bed rest.
Friday morning, June 11, 2010 I had my regular appointment and it was during this visit that we were told that our baby needed to be delivered. While they were prepping me for my emergency c-section, God gave my husband a verse from Isaiah 41:10
Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

My husband came into the operating room and whispered this verse into my ear. A few moments later we were surprised to find out it was a boy, and we named him Isaiah, which means “the Lord is our Salvation”.
He was 2 pounds 6 ounces, and 15 inches long.

The next 50 days in the NICU were met with ups and downs and uncertainties.  Through it all we kept this verse close to our hearts.  God stretched us and challenged us so much during this time.  We had to rely on Him for everything.  We had no control and had no idea what to expect each day.  We had to Trust in Him alone. 

After one year of meeting with all his specialty doctors he was completely cleared and was a healthy one year old.
I look at him today and am reminded of God’s faithfulness.  He turns 4 this week, and we are still being taught many lesson.  God uses our children like sandpaper in our lives to smooth out our rough edges.  And to keep our eyes on our Heavenly Father, and place our trust in Him alone.

1 comment:

  1. This made me cry....God does use our children, not just when they are young, to teach us to TRUST Him. Loved this.