Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Evie Caris is Precious

By now most of you all have heard that my son Josh and his wife Sarah are going to have a girl! Our first Rieke girl!! There was some celebration dances happening with the grandmas that morning! We love our babies!! I honestly don't care which gender Sarah is carrying. I am just thrilled to have another baby on the way. 

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. 

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  1. Feeling the pain, sharing the hurt, looking for the blessed hope. Love you bunches.

  2. Teresa,
    I am praying for you all...for your son, Sarah, you and Dave, and for Evie. Thanks for sharing about what is happening with her.
    Much love to you all,
    Kim McHugh

  3. Teresa and Dave
    You are in our prayers. Such hard news to hear. I wrote a letter to Josh and Sarah. Really wish I could give you a hug Teresa. Keep the updates coming. Love to you and your family.

  4. Thank you for being so open and transparent, Teresa. We all know that God has plans for us; not always what we want, but what HE wants for us. This precious little one has made quite an impact and she hasn't even made her entrance yet! Praying for God's will in all that he puts forth and for your perseverance.

  5. I love that you all are 100% on board loving little Evie while the chance is yours, here and now. I believe that she is, and will always be one of the most wonderful gifts the family has ever received. Her impact is far reaching. Thinking of, and praying for, you all. <3