I don’t have the emotional energy to blog much tonight, but I did want to tell you all thank you for praying. We are so very grateful. And I wanted to update you on the ultrasound. It was hard… We were so happy to see our girl, and we got some precious pictures of her face. She’s beautiful. But we also saw that she is very behind in her head development (12 weeks behind…so it basically hasn’t grown since our last ultrasound) and weight (about 5 weeks). I would be lying if I said I wasn’t discouraged and grieved to the core.  We, and so so many people, are continuing to beg God for her healing; and as her arrival draws closer, it gets more and more crucial that I trust him with his answer. But not only crucial that I trust and accept it, but that I truly believe that what he chooses is good and perfect and better than any plan I could have for myself or Mary. And it gets harder…at least for me. I love the Lord. I love him more than life. I love him because he gave his very own life up as a ransom for me…and no matter what the cost, I have to trust him…With my heart, with Mary’s, and with my family’s heart. Trust him with me. And please don’t stop praying. We need you. 

With all of our love,
The Stagg’s

Quick Update

February 15, 2012

I would like to post more later about how we’re doing, but for now, I just wanted to ask for prayer tomorrow at 1. We have our last ultrasound with the Maternal Fetal Medicine doc, and would love to see our baby healed. We would also love to share the love and hope of Christ with our physician and those taking care of us tomorrow, regardless of the findings. Pray that the Lord would “give us the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of our hearts enlightened, that we may know what is the hope to which he has called us, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe” (Ephesians1:17-19a, personalized :)). (while you’re at it, pray that for yourself! may all of his children know fully the hope he has called us to! :)) 

I can’t thank you enough for all of the ongoing love and support you’ve given us. God has ministered to us through the Church in a way and depth we’ve never experienced before. We are so very grateful. 

Parting Scripture that a sweet sister shared with me a couple of weeks ago that has been a huge enouragement to me…and I hope it is to you all, too, since we ALL experience trials of various kinds and degrees (James 1).

Isaiah 43:1-3a, 4a, 5a

“But now, thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you…Fear not, for I am with you.'”

What greater promise could he give us? …be comforted by his love for you…and may you worship and serve him in spirit and in truth for it (John 4:23-24). Amen!

With all our love,
The Stagg’s