A Little Something Extra

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Just Think

I received a gift and a card from a friend yesterday. I've given the same card to someone else before, but I don't think it was quite as meaningful then as it is to me now:
Just Think
Your son is here not by chance,
but by God's choosing.
His hand formed him
and made him the person he is.
God compares him to no one else -
he is one of a kind.
Your son will lack nothing
that God's grace can't give him.
God has allowed your son to be here
at this time in history
to fulfill His special purpose
for this generation.

~ by Roy Lessin

I've read it a few times and I still cry reading it. God has Micah's life planned in advance. Somehow He will prepare us to guide Micah, but it's not up to us to determine Micah's future success. I need to be reminded of this when I'm feeling burdened.

The past few days that I've been here I haven't thought much about the fact that Micah has Down syndrome. There are other issues that are more "urgent," like getting him out of the NICU and bringing him home. And...

Nathan still has a fever. Once he gets rid of that, then he and my mom could come here 48 hours later. I miss my sweet Nathan. Mark is heading back to Neenah tomorrow to spend some time with Nathan and go back to work on Monday. Mark travels to Chicago for business on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Update on Micah:
They removed his nasal cannula and he was doing well yesterday (and enjoying life a bit more without it). He occasionally has drops in his heart rate but they don't appear to be significant. I'll post some more photos later. Thanks again for your prayers.


The Lenda's said...

We are still keeping Micah, you, Mark and Nathan in our prayers. Praying that you get some time to rest and recover in the next few days while Mark is away and Nathan is getting over his sickness. Glad that Micah is doing well and continued praying that his little heart regulates.
Rachel, Mike and the girls

Amy said...

Hi Jennie,

It was so good to talk to you last night.

"Just Think" has been significant for us, too. It was written by one of the founders where Jeff last worked. He's a wonderful man. And God does have an amazing plan for Micah.



Taylor Davis said...

Hi Jennie!

Just a quick note to let you know we so appreciate the updates and are continuing to keep all four of you in our prayers. I LOVE the pics of Micah (especially the first attempt at clothes!)- what a sweetie! Hope to talk to you soon!

Love, Kelly and Taylor

Kacey Bode said...

Wow, that is a very meaningful card, especially in your case!! It is hard to sit back and remember that everything is according to God's plan, I was horrible about that when Ella was born. Micah sounds like he is doing so good, do they have any guess as to when he will be able to go home? Hope Nathan gets to feeling better very soon!!!

Beau and Patti said...

Mark and Jennie....we are praying for you guys and thinking of you and can't wait to meet little Micah! I love the picts!

Thanks for posting that poem Jennie--what a powerful statement of His plan for little Micah!

Love and blessings,
Beau (and Patti, Nate and Samuel)