Thursday, October 9, 2008

More delivered right into into my lap

This very moment, I am just in awe of how the Lord works.....my heart is fluttering with thankfulness for what the Lord has done. Today, I received two phone calls that were specifically to contact me about how Jacob's sweet life touched mine. Although the calls were very very different, the only reason I got them was because of how the Lord used Jacob in my life and these people knew that I love sharing it. Once again, all I had to do was pick up the phone....the Lord brought them right to me and delivered them right into my lap!
One call was from one of Jacob's NICU doctors (one of the sweetest most pleasant Dr's who was there for us and followed his story....thank you!). She contacted me because she knew of another baby with T18. First off, pray for this family! I know nothing about this family so my prayers cannot be specific by name, but I can pray for them specifically by what I have experienced so please be lifting this family up in prayer. I was honored to be contacted by this doctor who was asking me if this family could contact me! I have no idea what will come of it because I know things can get pretty crazy with gathering info and such but on top of praying for their journey, I am praying that the Lord would use Jacob's life to bless this family in some way. I have been so blessed to talk to other mothers all over the nation and now, right here, there is a family embarking on this amazing, crazy, scary journey....I am excited to see what the Lord has for our family in this situation....even if this family doesn't contact me (I pray they will) my heart was so blessed that Jacob's doctor was so touched by our baby boy that even 9 months after he was her patient, she shared his story with another patient's family with tears streaming down her face because of what he meant to her......I AM SO PROUD OF MY BABY BOY!

Next phone call, very different than the first. A family in our church had a baby pass away yesterday. The baby never made it home from the NICU (the same hospital that Jacob was at) and this was not an anticipated death. Please be in prayer for this family. The phone call was the grandmother to the baby and she was just asking me some things that we did with Jacob. I want to make it very clear, I am in no way excited about this situation....I think you get that.....but what touches my heart, is that even in the midst of their terrible loss, the Lord has used Jacob's life to help someone. This is my grieving process. It's positive. The Lord has given me a vision to see where Jacob's life here on earth, the legacy he has left behind, and all I have experienced through his life can help others. I knew this before, but the Lord is just filling my plate with all these families and my heart is just overjoyed and blessed by these opportunities. To all of you out there who have been touched by him, THANK YOU for letting my Sweet Boy into your lives and helping me grieve and heal knowing that the Lord is doing great works even among such tragic circumstances. I am a mama who sees the work of her Heavenly Father through her sweet son.....here is a time to be proud.....proud to share the work of the Lord. That's my boy.

11 comments:

boltefamily said...

Jacob continues to bless so many! I will be praying for the families you spoke of! Hope to talk to you soon!

Love you!

Kristy

Laurie said...

And just think Karen, this is just the beginning of God using you through Jacobs great little life. I am so blessed that you are so willing to be used by God this way. And you have Jacob to thank for this blessing. I just knew from the day he was born that he was destined for great things. You are reaping in the blessings through your own healing day by day, I am blessed for you. All I can is thank you Lord and Jacob rocks on. May God pour out His blessings on you and your family Karen. Your heart is so precious. I love you.

Laurie in Ca.

Laurie said...
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Emily said...

How incredibly sacred and awesome... I was so sad to miss your call while I was at Bible study! I miss you something awful. :) And I'm so thrilled for you to see your pain taking on a beautiful purpose. Sweet Jacob... lovin' on his momma all the time. :)

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

Karen- BLESSING OTHERS... amazing ministry! I will lift up the families in prayer.

sweetdreamerskh said...

Praising God for taking something so heartbreaking as little Jacob leaving you too soon, to making it a POSITIVE way to help others and show others the AWESOME work of our Heavenly Father.

God Bless

Laurie said...

Hi Karen,

The deleted comment is me. Blogger was sluggish last night and it didn't seem to post. So I commented again and this morning I find them both here. Sorry. I hope your day and weekend are great.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

mrsrubly said...

AWW! i am so happy for you karen. i am so happy that the Lord is giving you these precious moments to reach out to other families. allowing them to have some ideas of what you have experienced in your mommy heart. good luck on this new exciting journey! bonny

dollymama said...

Awesome...God is sooo good!

Emily said...

Remembering Rachel and your precious, precious Jacob today.

Randi said...

God has used your family to do good. He has used Jacob in a mighty, mighty way!