12.03.2012

I Never Dreamed He Would Say Yes, Again

There was this season of life in 2009 that Brent and I prayed for two very specific things.

I wanted a teaching position at my church's new Christian academy. We wanted our first baby.

On May 11, 2009, I was offered the job and found out I was pregnant. You can read about that here. 

I didn't think God would say yes to both.

8 months pregnant with Lily at a surprise baby shower with my first class at the academy. Precious precious memories. The weight gain? Not so precious. 

There was this season of life in 2012 where we were so desperate for things to change that we didn't pray for anything specific. We simply prayed for contentment with whatever the Lord gave or didn't give to us. It was all we knew to pray.

The miscarriage left me without hope. Brent's job made him miserable.

We didn't pray for another baby. We didn't pray for another job. We prayed for content hearts in Christ alone. Satisfaction in what He provides, trusting and forcing ourselves to believe it was for our good and that He was receiving glory.

...until Brent had a job prospect in September. Then we prayed like crazy, very specific, and without ceasing.

Meanwhile, Lily prayed for a baby. She told us on several occasions in October that she wanted a baby. Every time she mentioned a baby, I agreed with her and we talked to God about it.

On November 5, 2012, Brent started a new job.
On November 8, 2012 I found out I was pregnant.

Again, He said yes to both.
Picture by my friend Lauren

Picture by my friend Lauren


Picture by my friend Lauren

Picture by my friend Lauren

I never dreamed He would answer both requests the first time in 2009. I certainly didn't imagine more yes's in 2012 to the same requests. 

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us
Ephesians 3:20

God is good and faithful all the time and His timing IS perfect!

And for many of you wondering about our adoption. It's on hold. Well, it never actually started. The application was filled out, but never turned in because it costs money that we didn't have to spare. Thankfully, everything on the application is about to change anyway (address, job stuff, etc.). We will continue to pray about our future with adoption and revisit after Baby VK is born.

Pregnancy update post to come including a cute little video from the big sister...


3 comments:

The Taffs said...

Love, love, love it!

God is good!

Praying for you through the move, pregnancy, etc.

I guess it's probably best that I didn't win that power ball lottery. You would probably be unable to fly for another beach vacay on a tropical island.

Camille said...

Ahhhh! Congratulations! That's wonderful! So happy for you, and I'll be praying for a health and happiness for your beautiful family. :-)

jessica said...

Could not be happier for you and your sweet family, Brittany! He DOES answer prayer in His perfect time and Will. Amazing, isn't it?! I look forward to following your progress!

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