A Grateful Heart

I’ve made no secret of the fact that the past few weeks have been really tough ones for both Walter and I and of course for Ava as well. But things have started settling back into the old routine again, for the past 4 nights Ava has reverted back to sleeping from 7pm to around 7am.  She is happy and cheerful and aside from the weird fevers and flu like symptoms this weekend, all has returned to peaceful and happy in our household.

My mom came for a visit this  past weekend and she brought with her a CD for Ava as I play music and sing with her when we dress or bath and sometimes just to play. Its from the Praise Baby collection, and the CD we received is called My Father’s Word. This morning, while I was getting her dressed for the day, we were listening to the CD and I was singing along, when one of my favorite songs from church started to play:

Having Ava come into our lives in the totally unexpected way in which she did has really humbled me. And while I am a spiritual person and a firm believer in God and in Jesus Christ, I’ve not been very vocal about it to others, its very private to me and has nothing to do with anybody else.

But this song, the words of this song, even almost 10 months after Ava’s arrival in our lives, still has the power to bring me to my knees, to have the tears stream down my face and my heart filled with gratitude for the miracle God has given us.

From the start of this journey, I have clung to a bible verse: Psalms 113:9

He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.

I hope and pray that I will never forget, nor loose my sense of wonder at how God fulfilled this promise to me!

September 27, 2010
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8 Comments

  • Reply Me

    I’m SO glad that you got your miracle, she was meant to be for you two – I firmly believe. Whether “God” had any hand in that – well that’s for each and everyone to decide for themselves but whatever they decide is their right and who is anyone else to say what is right or wrong?

    It’s just a pity that God doesn’t deliver miracles to everyone….eh?

    September 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply suestuart

    God is indeed good! I too am constantly reminded that He is indeed gracious towards us 🙂

    September 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply tzipieastwest

    Goosebumps !!

    September 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply hollielee5

    Wow, Awesome! Im happy to know we both share in the same faith. I tell other friends IRL about my friend in SA and her incredible journey to motherhood. It is awe inspiring, and if there is no doubt that God had a hand in it. You have an amazing testimony!
    Glad to hear Miss Ava has gone back to her sleeping. We had the same kind of sleep regression about that time. WHEW! I know ya’ll need some rest!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply tanyakov

    Your realisations are always reminders to me of the importance of gratitude etc. A lovely post…

    September 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply hanneke001

    Amen to that !!

    September 28, 2010 at 11:43 am
  • Reply orbit365

    Amen!!!
    God is Awesome..x

    September 28, 2010 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply yvettene

    God had his plan for you, sill so happy for you, Walter and Ava.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:15 pm
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