There have been so many wonderful people praying for us through this time and I appreciate it so very very much!
I put together a scrapbook which was available for people to look at during Savannah's "visitation / open house" thing on Saturday.
I thought I'd try to "show" you it here. It will be a long post with lots of pictures, even splitting it over several days, so please bear with me. :)
Love and thanks to all of you!!!!!
My son, Terran created the tooled leather cover for Savannah's book.
My son, Jeremi marbled the paper that I used for the end papers.
My son, Micha spent hours watching his sister, Emilie so that I could finish the book.
Without them, this would not have been possible. :)
I can't really tell Savannah's story without first telling Tori's and Sarah's and Stephen's.
For the journey really begins there - a journey of pain, yes, but much more of learning and growing in the Lord, of seeing His hand and loving His ways...
I printed out and pasted in my blog post which you can read here:
I printed out pictures I found on the internet of babies at 6 weeks, 8 weeks, and 11 weeks gestation - the ages at which I miscarried each of my three little ones.
No Life Too Small
named after my Gramma Rosenow
Sarah Morganne Laine
named after a lovely woman who taught me about loving God's Word
(if you've never read Laine's Letters - http://www.lainesletters.com/ - I'm sure you would be blessed to do so.)
His name was given to me by God in a dream
As a Lutheran who believes in the efficacy of infant baptism, my biggest concern was the salvation of a baby who died before having the opportunity to be baptized.
Pastor Sturm was not very helpful, but I prayed to God to show me in His Word what was true. I couldn't just believe it because I wanted it to be true, I had to know God said so.
That day in my Bible reading, was when God first gave me Psalm 22:10 - "From my mother's womb, You have been my God."
We know that babies can hear while still in the womb. How many times have I felt a little one within me react to a noise or to music. God's Word says that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Knowing that our babies heard God's Word while still inside me, I felt God's comforting confirmation that even an unborn child could be gifted with God's saving grace...
I printed out the words to my song, Little One
As I grieved for those little ones - barely there and then taken away -
I was learning that just because I'd always wanted a big family, that didn't mean I was relying on the Lord to open and close the womb.
He had to teach me to say
I will trust You
I will love You
I will serve You
whatever Your plans for me might be...
"For I know the plans I have towards you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future."
go on to part two of Savannah's story: