Monday, February 6, 2012

Prayer Request for this Wed. 2/8/12

Good morning!

We - me, Lowell, Samuel and my mother-in-law, will be going to Hillcrest Hospital in Cleveland at 1pm on Wednesday to meet with Dr. Rajabi again, but this time in his hospital with all his equipment.  He will do another more advanced ultrasound and more that I won't know until we do it.

My main prayer request for this Wednesday is the amniocentesis testing.  They are needing to get a sample of the amniotic fluid to do chromosomal testing. They usually do this test earlier on in the pregnancy when the baby's smaller which means there's more fluid and less baby, whereas now at 27 weeks, there's less fluid and much more baby. I am asking for prayer for Cayla's protection during this process. There are stories of problems caused from that needle hitting the baby in extremely sensitive, developing places.  Just makes me nervous. God is ultimately in control, but please pray and ask for her protection.

We are "late" in doing this because of insurance.  Lowell's insurance with his new job did not start until Jan. 5th. So all these ultrasounds and tests are going on later than normal in the pregnancy.

I have to say though, that a huge comfort to me, whether it should be or not I don't know, is that we are going to be at Cleveland Clinic.  People come from all over to see these doctors, and it gives me comfort to know that these are the doctors that are going to be taking care of our precious little Cayla Joy. We will be at Hillcrest which might be their pediatric branch.  Not sure what Hillcrest is.  Could just be a regular hospital, but I just feel such a sense of peace about being here with these doctors.

Also, my 16 year old son Samuel is taking this so well, but just remember him in your prayers too.  He struggled a bit this weekend with God finally giving him a sister, and then dealing with the thought that God might take her home.  It's all about perspective.  He is learning to develop that all encompassing trust and peace from God when we completely surrender trials to Him.  It's easier for me to trust God right now, and I don't want to forget that he is still at a crucial age to where God can become so real to him or misunderstood. 

Thanks for your prayers and support!  We serve a mighty and wonderful God!


  1. Linda,
    I have been praying for you since we heard your wonderful news. I will continue praying. May God's peace and grace continue to comfort. What a beautiful testimony for our Lord you are being!!

  2. Praying for your family. God knew what he was doing, placing this special child with parents who would give Cayla love and devotion, whether for a short time or many years to come.

  3. Dear cousin Linda -- I haven't been on Facebook lately, so I just found out about all this today. My, what a whirlwind this pregnancy has been for you! Please know that we will be fervently praying for you.... God has a special purpose in all this and there will be difficult things, beautiful things, and wonderful things all at the same time.
    We love you very much and are thinking of you, Cayla, Samuel and Lowell.
    Love, Louisa, Michael and Evan

  4. We'll be praying on Wednesday, Linda. We have a wonderful God and he's given Cayla a wonderful Mum.

    God bless you richly.

  5. Woke up several times in the night with you on my heart. Prayed for each time. Much love!