Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Claim It

This Sunday I ran into two friends at different times who congratulated me on being pregnant. As we were talking about this pregnancy going differently they both said, "Claim it in Jesus name. I'll claim it for you!" I love this! Such faith they have and gave to me in their encouragement.

I know people are claiming in Jesus' name that I will be healthy, this baby will continue to be healthy, and we will be able to bring him or her home. We are doing this, too. Thank you!

This picture warms my heart. It was the first and only time I dressed Reese. The nurse was so sweet, and we just talked and smiled together as she helped me with all the tubes and stickers. It was like a moment frozen in time I will never forget.

This little guy warms my heart, too. ; )

Mom, are you ready for Bible study yet!?

A big smile after the Esther study. I think he had a wonderful time too. ; )

This morning we drove by Reese's garden as we always do on Tuesdays, and as I was about to pull out of the memorial gardens Zach said, "More Weese, more Weese." It took a few seconds for this to sink in because he has never said this before. So precious for my heart to hear. Of course I whipped my car around, and we drove by her marker again. Such a sweet little gift from Zach and the LORD.


...there is no other GOD who is able to deliver like this.

Daniel 3:29

48 comments:

Sugar said...

Hi Katie-
I'm so happy for you. Please tell us how you're feeling!! I sure hope you're feeling well and are not experiencing morning sickness, etc. Does Zach know yet?
God bless you on a healthy pregnancy. I continue to pray for you.

Lauren Kelly said...

Have I told you how much I love you girl???????? :)

You bless me in ways you will never begin to know!!!

Hansen Family said...

Oh I love the pictures! Zach is so cute in his little sweater, so handsome!!!! He is going to be such a GREAT big brother to your new buddle of joy because he already knows how to with Reese. Take care

Kimberly said...

I am new to your blog! Your family is beautiful! Hoping you are feeling great this pregnancy.

I don't see where I can follow your blog?

Lena Medina said...

Dear Jesus,
We all pray for Katie and the precious life You have made growing inside her. We bless your name for restoration, for healing, for peace. We bless your name for your undying love and grace. For your ways, that although we may not understand at times, all work together for good. May Katie's life and all of our lives reflect your beautiful glory and majesty so that others may see and believe. Dear Jesus, we love you! And we claim everything in Your Name...JESUS! Amen.
Love you Katie!
Blessings to you and your whole family!
Lena

Brittany said...

What sweet words come from those tiny souls! Sometimes, it is exactly what I need to hear!

Mindy said...

These pictures are warming my heart, too! Precious!

Praying for you, Katie!

Amy said...

Amen! There's no God like Jehovah!
Love the pics of Zach - what a cutie he is!!

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

Oh Katie, What Zach said just made me weep happy tears for you! He's so beautiful and a precious child!

Y'all have a blessed week!

Katie

Todd and Courtney said...

Totally made me tear up about how Zach said more Weese :) He's so cute and sweet!

Lauren Hope said...

Praise God for being so faithful! What a blessing to have another precious baby growing inside of you!

My husband and I are going through the hardest thing of our lives right now. We got pregnant (huge surprise with a 2 year old and 4 month old) and found out we were having twins. We lost one at 12 weeks but were told our other baby was very healthy. We just found out that our precious baby girl is fighting hard in there ... with virtually no amniotic fluid. Doctors are saying that I may carry her full-term or lose her along the way because of the loss of fluid. They're saying if she does make it full term she won't be able to survive being that her lungs are able to develop right now. The thought of never taking my baby girl home has never crossed my mind until today. How you did it is beyond my understanding. Thank you for your encouragement through this blog ... I will continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy for both you and your sweet baby. We would love your prayers, too. That Reagan will defeat ALL odds set against her and astonish all the doctors! That we WILL take our baby girl home and she will be completely healthy! Thank you so much ...

~Bekah said...

This totally put things into perspective today! Thank you. "More weese" is precious in every way...I feel lately Like that's what God is telling me but instead of whipping myself arounds, i've ignored His voice and carried on and then i sit here wondering why I feel so heavy burdened...I need to listen more...listen when he calls for me...just as Zach calls for "more Weese"...i pray that this pregnancy is healthy and that God's light continues to shine down on you and your family!

Rebekah said...

So I am really behind on reading everyones blog so your news is NEW news to me! Congrats Congrats Congrats!!! That made my day, Katie and it made my heart smile! I will be praying! Oh you are such a blessing!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Sweet pics, Katie! I can NOT wait to see you all pooched out and pregnant! Such a joyous occasion! You are the best Mom! Any child would be blessed to call you Mommy! Z, Reese and Baby _____ are all so lucky to have you in their own ways: Z in the present, Reese for a moment and an eternity in Heaven and Baby_____ in the NEAR future! Cute story about Z at the Garden! Have a good evening.

Love from Texas said...

sweet baby boy! and many many congrats on baby number 3! i've been keeping up with you now every since reese was born (from kelly's korner) and your faith and strength just amazes me. i keep you in my prayers!

Taylor said...

Oh that is too sweet! What a cute big brother!

walkers said...

love these pics, your kids are gorgeous! loved chatting with you my forever friend. I did Esther last semester and thought of you all of the way through it. I am praying it is a timely study and refreshes you! love you so!

tiffany said...

Don't our sweet little ones have the most amazing way of showing us God's grace? Lifting you up in prayer, sweet Katie.

Alex and Jill said...

I'm claiming it for you as well, girl! :)

I always love when you add pictures of Reese into your post. And that boy of yours is too cute!

((hugs))

Mer said...

AWWWWW I love that about ZACH!!! Love it that he said that. What a precious gift:) MIss ya'll!

Mary said...

Claiming it with you :)

Shady Lady! said...

That is precious about Zach but so sad at the same time. It will be so wonderful for you to watch him be able to love and interact with this baby - nothing is more precious than when they play together and love each other. But I know Reese will always be on your mind as you watch them. Praying for you!

Summer said...

How super sweet Zach said Reese's name and wanted you to drive by again!!

Always in my prayers
Summer :0)

Summer and Matt said...

You claim it girl! God is so going to bless you and this pregnancy!!!

I'm also doing the Esther study too right now! Isn't it awesome? I'm loving it!!!!

Robin said...

Congratulations! You are truly beautiful inside and out. What lucky kiddos Zach, Reese, and #3 are to have you for a mommy! Blessings upon blessings to you and your family!

Robin

Alison said...

oh my! WEESE...how precious is that? What is the Esther study?

Linds said...

Love the pictures! And the story of Zach asking for more Weese is SO sweet. I am sure that melted your mommy heart. So precious! Praising the Lord for the new life he is growing in you and praying for the "peace that surpasses all understanding..."

Lindsey

Melanie said...

Such a sweet story!

Donna said...

Oh, what sweet words from little Zach! Just precious!

Crystal said...

Love your little story about Zach! Precious boy! Wishing you the best girl!

Lindsay said...

Such a sweet picture of you dressing Reese! You're such an amazing woman!! Zach is such a handsome little man! You'll have to fight the ladies off when he gets older...you know like when he is 30 and allowed to date! :) Praying for you and yours..always!

3LittleByrds said...

How precious. God knows just what you need and he gave that to Zach. I know it warmed your heart.

Janie said...

You are so right Katie...CLAIM IT!! God LOVES you and this baby just as He does Reese! He will NEVER forsake you, which I'm sure you know sweetie!
We waited a year after Lila Rae died to get pregnant again and when we did...I CLAIMED IT! And guess what? No matter what the devil threw in our faces we still CLAIMED IT! He is now a beautiful, healthy, thriving little red-headed boy...someone I always wanted! God is going to do the same thing for you...I KNOW IT!
Please share with Lauren Hope that when I was pregnant with Whitman I also lost amniotic fluid. At 36 weeks they induced and his lungs weren't yet developed. We went to Savannah for a week were they treated his lungs. He is now a very healthy little boy! I know that it can be comforting, sometimes, to know that there are other Mommas who have gone through similar situations.
Praying for you, Lauren Hope, and your babies!

Megan said...

Zach saying Weese brought tears to my eyes. He loves his sister!!

Ani said...

Katie, when we were being considered as parents for our son (domestic adoption) a good friend, who is an amazing Christian, told me "Claim him, have Faith and claim him... he is yours" I did, for the first time in my life, I claimed something in the Lord's name... with unwavering faith, I claimed him. And he became our son. Every day, for the past four years, I give thanks to God for allowing me to be this beautiful angel's mother. And I know he is mine, because I claimed him :)
Blessings.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Zach is so precious. He knows your heart Katie! He looks so grown up in that little sweater. What a keeper!!

mackenzie lorene said...

your posts always bless me, katie! i love that zach just couldn't get enough of his little sister, weese. ;)

Sunny said...

Katie, so glad to hear that you are doing the Esther study. I didn't want to stop it when it was time to end. I wanted to hang on to the treasures that were uncovered for me and it took me a little to realize that I don't need the study itself to do this. Christ had done it in my heart! The thing I think over and over is that I was created "for such a time as this!" Somehow, it just makes everything easier to handle. Praise Jesus that you have this new life growing inside you. You were created "for such a time as this". Many hugs.

Emma and Company said...

So sweet...what a precious little boy!!

Williams Family said...

I just wanted you to know that I am still praying for you, this new life growing inside of you and your family. I know you are excited and worried all at the same time. Your faith inspires me and I look forward to each new post. God Bless you and your family. Zach is a cutie!

Jennifer said...

Zach is so precious. What a sweet big brother.

I loved the Esther study. I did that one on my own this summer. It's great.

We are all going to claim it for you, Katie.

Heather said...

Count me IN as someone who is "claiming it" in Jesus' mighty name!!!! Love ya!

Mindy Skains Independant Scentsy Consultant said...

The Lord gives us what we need even when we think we know what that is.

I pray that the Lord continues to heal your hearts and fill your lives with many blessings.

Tabatha said...

After we lost a son and became pregnant shortly after...Claiming it was my motto! We actually even announced that we were pregnant immediately b/c we felt like that proved that we had faith things would be o.k. and we were Claiming It! Let others inspire you and be an inspiration to those around you!

prashant said...

God bless you on a healthy pregnancy. I continue to pray for you.

Work from home India

Janet said...

Hadn't had a chance to offer my congratulations to you and Jason. I'll be praying for your peace of mind and ability to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy. Love reading your blog!

hi-d said...

Oh, so precious what little Zach said. I am praying for you and for the baby that is growing inside of you...and yes, I totally believe in claiming it! :) Take care...

Reed said...

Oh Katie....how sweet it was for you to hear Zach say that;) Reese is smiling down from heaven too. Praying for you and a healthy pregnancy.
Love,
Joni

 
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