However, later that day, we found out there are problems with our precious girl. For more information you can read Sarah's blog life and grace She explains it all so sweetly.
The first paragraph may sound a little strange due to the fact that I kept the "thrilled" in the present tense. Yes, I am broken and grieving, but she is alive right now. I still want to rejoice in her little life. It is all the time we might have with her. I want to kiss her and tell her that her Mamma loves her so very much. Evie Caris you are as important to me as anyone else in my life, no matter how long the Lord lets you stay in this world.
Psalm 139:13, "For you (God) created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Isaiah 49:1, "Before I was born the LORD called me;
from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.
Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I (God) knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
The Lords is so amazing and comforting! Evie Caris, the Lord loves you and has tenderly made your little body. He has given you a name, and He knows all about you.
I don't know how to walk this part of our Rieke family's journey, but I know the Lord is with us. He promises to help us. So if you see me crying, and I will, please don't feel awkward or think I am going to fall apart. I gave up trying to conceal my feelings long ago. The tears will flow, but I don't grieve "as those who have no hope." My hope is in Christ, but it all still hurts so much. The hurting part will be taken away when we all get to heaven.
Thank you all for your outpouring of love and concern for our family. It has truly felt amazing.