Sunday, February 1, 2009

Baby Be Blessed

We got home from the hospital about 6:00 last night. Sweet Girl was very happy to be home. It was so good to see her smile. Other than being tired, she has had a good day. We are just praying that she continues to feel good.

I mentioned the other day about God's perfect timing. That is what I want to share with you today. I've been thinking about how I can make this a short story, but I'm not sure I can do that. Bear with me....

I love this big blog world. One of the blogs I read regulary is Bring the Rain . What an inspiration! A few weeks ago Angie posted about some sweet little dolls that her daughters had received. That led me to Baby be Blessed and I quickly added the blog to my Google Reader. You've just got to look at these precious dolls! Laura and Tina,the fabulous women who create the dolls do a "Yay Free Friday" giveaway each week. On January 16 I entered with this comment: "Ahhhh, how sweet! My sweet girl would love her - and she could certainly use a blessing right now. Rett Syndrome is not being kind to her little body." We were in the midst of the horrible vomiting and it was taking its toll.

Well, I didn't win, but another comment caught the attention of the gals at Baby be Blessed. Betty of Simply Southern said, "just beautiful! if you pull my name please send it to the commenter who wrote this ...commenter # 15 i believe...sounds like she needs a sweet blessing!" I don't know Betty and I knew nothing about this comment until January 25.

On that night I was tired and discouraged. Sweet Girl had started vomiting again that evening after having been in the hospital the previous weekend and supposedly on the mend. (Remember, I told you I couldn't make this short.) Before going to bed I sat down to read my email. An email from Laura at Baby be Blessed caught my attention. Next thing I knew I had tears streaming down my face.

Laura had visited my blog after reading my comment and Betty's comment on her blog. She emailed me to see if Sweet Girl could be a part of their Give a Blessing program. God is so good! When Laura sat down to email me she didn't know Sweet Girl was sick again. She didn't know how weary I was. God knew!
As we headed to the hospital on Tuesday I was comforted by the knowledge that there would soon be many people praying for my Sweet Girl. A blessing, indeed! I would love for you to visit Give a Blessing to learn more about this wonderful ministry. Thank you, Laura and Tina. May you be blessed abundantly in return. Also, blessings to you, Betty!

{From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16}

9 comments:

Don and Dixie said...

Phil told me on the chat line Friday night that Martilee was such a trooper through all of her tests. I remember telling him that you were blessed to have such a sweet girl. I did not know that she would be "Baby Be Blessed" for Feberuary. We all feel blessed to have Martilee in our lives. Love you all.

Stephanie said...

Vanessa, thanks for sharing the story. God is good! I hope that by being a part of 'Baby Be Blessed' that more people will learn about Rett Syndrome. Glad to hear that Martilee is out of the hospital. Hope things will be back to normal for you this week. Take care.

Laura Pruitt said...

Vanessa, Im so glad to hear sweet girl is doing better, I heard she was in the hospital from a girl at work that has a connection to you at church. I miss seeing her. You and your family are so strong! give her a kiss for me!

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

Hi Vanessa!

Hang in there! I am sending prayers your way. I am also engaging the "Extension" prayer network!

Take care,
Andrea

Brooklyn and Kelly said...

GOD IS GOOD! He knew when you needed encouraged - I am so thankful for those sweeties who blessed you at this tough time!

betty R.~Simply Southern said...

Hi..
I am so thankful she is doing better!For some reason your comment grabbed my attention that night.Sometimes we are used in wonderful ways,even with our fingers on a keypad.. ;) A lot of times we never know we have been blessing in anyone's life ,thanks for letting me know i was a small part in god's work in your lives...That is a blessing to me.
I am greatful that the wonderful gals at Baby Be Blessed chose Martilee this month,,Bunches of prayers,now how cool is that!!!
May God lift her up and heal her little body and give you mom,the strength and grace needed.Know that he is watching ever so close....

God Bless you and your family..

Jill said...

I continue to pray for her and you. May she be healed from this intestinal problem and may you and your family be blessed with comfort and peace!

bec4 said...

God is so sweet and his timing is perfect and He knows little things matter. thank you for sharing--you have made may night. I am praying for your sweet little one too!