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Monday, April 14, 2008

dissapointed... worried... excited.

My sister Katie, aka Ruby, is one of the greatest sources of joy and stress in my life. No woman knows me better & I am pretty sure there is no one who likes me as much. Its a ridiculous blessing because I am in awe of her and all God has made her to be & she somehow has this truly warped positive image of me. However, I have this intense worry problem with her.... I trust God to take care of her, but I feel this fervent desire to wrap her fragile body in bubble wrap and carry her thru life. God is constantly reeling me back in, reminding me that she is a mighty warrior who is competent to stand on her own & He is before her and behind her - taking better care than I could ever imagine.

So last night when I got the call that her water had broken ten weeks early, my heart went into sister-preservation mode. I started researching the internet and looking for flights back east so I could be by her side. I finally got a few minutes to talk to her this afternoon and I was in awe of her strength as a mommy... she is making every wise decision and trusting infinitely in the one who is able.

So please do pray for her & my tiny little nephew. Pray he will have patience in the womb and that she will have patience in the hospital on bedrest. But while youre praying, praise Him for her strength and their story to come because He is more than able to preserve them both and she is more than capable in Christ to flourish through this trial. Shes my sister-hero.


Jennifer said...

Girl, I am in full prayer mode.

Daniel & Candice said...


Betsy Mauney said...

Hi Jessie,
You don't know me, but I found your blog through a comment you made on Leslie Broome Gompers blog. I have since read most all of your blog entries because I was intrigued by your life and ministry. You and your family are an awesome testimony of the working of God in His children's lives.
Anyway, I am praying for your sister. Our pastor is adopting a little boy who was born 8 weeks premature. I have spent time in the NICU this past week with the family and have seen what life is like with a preemie baby. This little boy was born to a mother who was using drugs and the baby tested positive for cocaine. However, our God is a miracle-worker, and the baby is thriving, gaining weight, responsive, and his brain shows no damage. Praise God! I know that while God is taking care of that little boy that he is also tending to your sister and her little one. They are truly in His arms.

Betsy Mauney