Sunday, January 22, 2012

His Room

After three months of waiting,
we began the process of taking our baby boy's nursery down,
and we put away most of his things.

It was incredibly difficult.
But, the same God who walked us through the unknowns last summer as we created it,
carried us as we took apart the crib, packed up the clothes, and stored the memories in a chest.
And, the same God who was writing the story when we took the crib down the first time,
will continue to show us all the goodness of His plan.
Our dreams are in His hands.

These words, this song, and the verses below are meaning a lot to me tonight:

You have kept count of my tossings;
put my tears in your bottle.
Are they not in your book?
Psalm 56:8

 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
   neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the LORD. 
Psalm 55:8


Natalie said...

Psalm 56:8 is such a powerful verse that I carry near and dear to my heart as well. ((hugs))

Jen said...

Know one can take your memories away. Just because you take down the crib your memories will still be there. Your past can sometimes be good and sometimes full a bad memories but because you and Brandon have lived your lives as you have I believe you will be blessed with good memories. You will have the time God gave you to get to know your little man and one day you will see him again and he will be full of smiles, laughes, running into your arms. You have a wonderful son and maybe there is someone out there looking for a good home and you will be able to love another child. If you do not get that chance you have still had more than most people can hope for.

Liz and Phil said...

So grateful for a God who carries us through the most joyful and sorrowful days of our lives. This I'm sure was a difficult one. Mandy his room is beautiful! So glad you are all in His hands. Praying you continue to choose to respond in faith my dear friend. We love you all so much!

Tania Medina said...

Mandy! El cuarto es más que hermoso! Es increíble ver cómo has dejado que Dios trabaje en sus vidas! Gracias por compartirlo! PD. Te falto la Ñ en el abecedario! Te quiero mucho amiga! Ah y Caleb es tan guapo, está enorme también!☺

tasha said...

that room is so, so beautiful, so creatively done and it is obvious how much love was in the making of it. i can't imagine how hard it was to pack thing away. what courage you have... praying for all of you continually in this and love you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you friend. Words can't express how heavy my heart is that you guys have to walk through this. My eyes welled up the second I saw the pictures of Jude's room. You did a great job decorating it. Love you so much! I'll try to give you a call soon so we can catch up! Love, Laura

amyfaith said...

perfect psalms- how wonderful our Lord is. Thankful for your devotion to our Lord. Thankful you are letting Him walk you through this time. mandy your heart shines God's light! love & prayers continue from colorado.

Kristy said...

Beautiful. I almost erased that but no...your heart is beautiful to me. Much love & many prayers, kristy

Mandy said...

Thanks so much, friends. You are precious to me, and I love you. :-)

Andrea Bullok said...

Love the room - I know it was decorated with love! I can only imagine how hard to take it all down, but so glad God continues to show his faithfulness to you as you walk through each step of grief. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to you!

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