Tuesday, June 26, 2012

FOR THE BIRDS.....

This new set is just the bomb!! I have made a whole series of birdie cards......just love it!! Many of you have asked about our twins.....my daughter Bethany is doing WELL!! She is very nauseous, but says it's happy nausea!!  When you wait six years to get pregnant, nothing bothers you!  Last week she went for another ultra sound and I got the cutest text, it said, "Again, two very healthy heartbeats, PHEW!" and I texted her back and said, Honey, do you only worry in between heartbeat checks?? and she said, Pretty much mommy.  I want my beautiful daughter to enjoy this pregnancy, so if you want to pray, pray that God will give her a perfect peace as she waits on HIM!  We will find out the sex of babies at 20 weeks, and she is 12 weeks now.  She is showing, and glowing, and smiling, and RADIANT!  I guess I never told you the story about the day she waited to find out whether she was pregnant or not, and God gave her peace with a story from a coworker....she had been fretting that the blood test would be negative.  A coworker started telling her a story about how him and his wife had been watching a mama duck sit on her eggs for weeks, and they had happily anticipated seeing the mallard mama and babies soon.  But one day they went out to find the eggs smashed and mama gone.  The man telling the story said his wife was beside herself with sorrow after watching the mama several months.  (at the time he had no clue that Bethany was waiting to find out if she was pregnant) Then he said when they had given up altogether ever seeing mama again, let alone babies, one day they heard a calamity in the yard and went out to see what it was, and there was the proud mallard mama with 3 baby ducklings behind her......and that man said to my Bethany, "I had totally given up on those babies Bethany but they were there all the time!" (and she said she went back to her desk and sat down and prayed and said Lord, I believe that was from you to reassure me that my babies are there and I keep giving up on them"  - Low and behold and praise the Lord too, it was only hours later we learned she was indeed pregant, and those babies were there all the time! :) Of course, I ran to the bookstore to buy the book, "Make way for Ducklings" which is about a mallard duck family.  God is so good, and HE uses such neat little things to encourage our hearts and lay our weary minds to rest.  He knew it all the time, those babies were there....all the time.  Thank you Jesus, and rest assured Bethany, HE has HIS mighty and on your children honey child, and HE NEVER SLUMBERS or SLEEPS......he has a little hedge of protection around them......and HE IS ABLE.   Until next time........Karen

9 comments:

Carol Dee said...

Sweet card. Will have to look for that set when the catalog arrives. :) I will indeed ask the Good Lord to assure and still youre daughter's anxiety. All will be well. Hugs...

Marge Waskiewicz said...

Karen,
Love your post. Great story about your daughter. So happy for you all..You know I'll be praying for everyone. It got me and my family through so much.
Still dealing with a lot since my husband went to be with the Lord. I get through each day knowing HE is right by my side. Blessings to you all.
Marge
P.S. Love you Birdie card.

Shari Winterstein said...

This is a beautiful card. But even more beautiful is your story of the love of our Lord and His protective hand on His own. Praise the Lord for His blessings. Thanks for blessing my day in two very special ways. :)

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Love, love love it Karen!!! Got to get it!! Love birdies!! TFS!!!cute, cute cute!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Karen, for this reminder. It applies to this reader, too. : ) Lord, You are so good to use so many ways to speak to us!

Kathy V. said...

Thank you for sharing such a sweet, personal, uplifting story. Yes, He is MORE than able. God bless you and your daughter as she continues this new adventure with Him.

Oh, by the way, love the card, too! LOL

Julia Aston said...

Love these new stamps Karen - this is so sweet - as well as your lovely story!

anamarie said...

what a beautiful story! God is always working on the plan.

Jen Timko said...

Karen, you always bring me such joy when I read your posts. So happy for your daughter's blessings (and you are one of them!). Fabulous card as always!