Thursday, March 27, 2008

I Worship You


I know I've already posted today, but this afternoon I went with my daughter Alyssa to the Pediatric Cardiologist. At her last 2 OB appointments she had to have an ultrasound done because the baby's heart beat is irregular. Last week after listening to the heart beat again the doctor decided to have her see the Cardiologist before birth instead of after as he had originally planned.

Thank you for covering my sweet girls with your prayers.
Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Today, Dr. Martin looked at beautiful little Princess again...

Jeremiah 1:5

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;

At first, she said she didn't see any irregularity at all. All 4 chambers are good and working properly. Then she saw and heard what the OB doctor is concerned with. The good news is that the irregularity is happening at the top of her heart which is good and normal. She said she could even have this for a few weeks after delivery, but that it would probably go away.

Psalm 91:11
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

On the way back to work I was overwhelmed with what God is all about.
He knows the granddaughter that I haven't even laid eyes on yet.
He has commanded His angels to watch over her.

I bawled all the way back to my office as I worshipped with Hillsong as the cd filled my car with words of praise thanking Him for His protection over my little granndaughter. To know that God is really watching over Amiyah Elizabeth and that He is monitoring every beat of her heart just makes me lose it. He has formed her, He is forming her and I can't wait to hold His wonderful, beautiful creation in my hands and kiss on every detail He Himself has designed.

I can't begin to explain to you how it has been to witness the genuine concern for both Alyssa and Amiyah not only from my family and friends, but from my blog friends as well.

You all are an incredible group of God filled from your heads to your toes women. I expect promises to pray and e-mails asking how it's going from the people that are physically in my life. But to receive it from Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, North & South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Canada, California, Washington, Georgia and even Hawaii where one is on vacation...amazing!

Nine months has gone by really fast. Now we are down to days and I think, "Lord, this little one is about to enter this crazy world and I just want to teach her all I know about You. I want her to know You for herself. I want to teach her how to praise You, call on You, lean on You and grow in You. Will she see You in me?

What the enemy meant for shame, disgrace and embarrassment You have once again out shined the darkness of the enemy with Your Presence.

You have taken this unborn life and made her beautiful before being seen. Because of You she is being born into hearts that don't have an ounce of shame of how she got here. Because of You Lord I look at my daughter's expanded belly and I don't see a mistake, I see a promise.

Because of You.

Lord I praise You and I worship You for this life. With tears coming down my face right now at the the thought that 9 months has now become 9 more days I can't wait to see the gift You are giving to our family. The reality that this life is so close makes my heart pound a little harder with excitement. Thank You for trusting us with such innocence. May we praise You with how we love her and may she grow to be crazy in love with her Creator.

I adore You.

I believe in You.


Laura said...

God is so good! I am rejoicing with you and Alyssa over the good news from the cardiologist! Hallelujah! I know that you will be able to breathe deeply when you hold that precious child in your arms for yourself and see how healthy she is. I will keep praying for you all! This is a precious time. God will bless you through this experience, well, it sounds like He has already! He is so amazing how He uses life to draw us near!
Bless you!

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

What great news!!! I will keep praying for a quick and easy delivery! Oh, I can't wait to see pictures of that new life! God is so good!

Love Ya,

Susan said...

Hey Lelia,

Oh my, tears of pure joy!!! I'm just thrilled about this awesome news.

Now, that song...

I sang that so many times as Jordan went through his brain surgery and treatment. I sang that not knowing if I would lose him. It was my declaration to God I made daily.

Oh, this is all so emotional.

Now go give your daughter a big hug from me!!

Looks like God's got some BIG plans for baby girl!

Love you♥

Amy L Brooke said...

God is indeed good!

MrsJoeB said...

Oh, PRAISE GOD!! Now we can relax, but keep praying, as we await your granddaughters entrance into your family! What a wonderful gift-this little girl is!! PRAISE GOD!!
In His Graces~Pamela

Rhonda said...

Leila - God is good. We need to believe the 'report of the Lord' and not the report of man. God created this little baby. Your granddaughter has a Purpose.

I am anticipating the birth of your granddaughter!! I am excited for you!

Becoming Me said...

What wonderful news. Thank you for sharing your heart and emotion through this worship post.

MaryLu said...

I love what Rhonda said, "The report of the Lord!" Amen, that is just so wonderful.
I may be on my trip when your sweet baby girl arrives. Please let me know when the big day arrives so that I can praise God with you for this precious little one.
Love you!!

Rachelle said...

Wow, that was beautiful! I especially liked what you wrote about God using what the ememy meant for shame, powerful! Can't wait to see that babies face.

Yolanda said...


I was thinking about how blessed you are, to not have a "blended family". As I have no birth children, so I take the back seat as far as children/grandchildren. It's ok, for it is a consequence to sin from my past. Well, maybe not ok, but something that I try to accept and understand as a consequence.

BUT....I want to share something that so has melted my heart the past couple of months. When our granddaughter was born, I was so concerned that she wouldn't know me. For we live 6 hours from them. And I had a friend tell me to sing to her, as soon as my step-daughter would place her on the phone with me at a very early age. And every time I would be around Abigail, to sing that same tune.

I chose, Jesus loves the little children. Well...on her birthday when she turned 3 this past August, she and her family were in our home for the weekend. Abigail, simply doesn't let me out of her sight, EVER. And she knew I was headed for a bath and to then head off for bed. She said, Grandma, I'm coming.

So in the tub she went, when all of a sudden she says to me, GRANDMA, DID YOU USE TO SING TO ME? Oh Girl, not only did I use to, but I still do. And so I sang, and the next thing I knew, she was singing that tune right along with me. I had tears streaming down my face, as she and I sat face to face in the bubble bath.

I said, Abigail, now you sing a song to me. And she sang, Jesus LOVES ME. We sing this every Sunday in our church service, and Lelia, there is never a dry eye between my husband and I.

YOU LOVE ON THAT PRECIOUS CHILD THAT WILL BE IN YOUR CARE FOR A SEASON! SHOW HER JESUS...and the heart of a Grandma that loves her and her Mommy dearly.



Heather said...

I am so glad that you are able to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that what the enemy meant for evil, God has used for good. May that little precious girl shine for our Lord in a mighty way. She already has, by how God has used her conception (not to mention her impending birth) to change your lives! She has changed your life for the better. To be able to see that ultrasound, and hear her heart beat and KNOW that God has created her inmost being, and KNOW that God knew her before her body was even formed in the depths of the earth.

I rejoice with you at the good report and pray that God will continue to work in your lives as you wait with anticipation the birth of this little sweetheart!

God bless you!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I am always in awe of God's magnificance!

He continues to show us He Love, Mercy and Grace....and yes, even through that little unborn granddaughter!!

God is good!!

tiggerdaisy said...

God is so good! God is so good! God is so good! He's so good to me! WHOO~HOO!!! (Yes, I'm singing! hehehe)

For those of you who are interested, Rachel Olsen (P31) is doing a study on women of the Bible. And no it's not too much to do in addition to the study Lelia is doing...I have a full time job, a part-time job that is just shy of a being a full-time job, a 6 1/2 month old baby girl (my first), and the list goes on and on. I digress though...back to the study. Rachel talks about how God has used bad choices/sin/whatever and uses it to fulfill His plan...use it for His glory. Hallelujah!! If Lelia and Alyssa's story isn't a true present day representation of what happened in the Old Testament times, I don't know what is! :) Cha-ching! God is GOOD!

And Yolanda, you have blessed my heart this morning. My husband same "Jesus Loves the Little Children" and "Jesus Loves Me" to our baby girl while God was knitting her in my womb. When she was born, she knew exactly who her daddy was AND would stop and listen to him whenever he sang those songs. It brought her much peace and comfort. So girl, I can identify with everything you said! :)

Prayers and Blessings, y'all! We serve a mighty God!


Jenny said...

I am so excited to hear that all is well! I'm like Kelley I can't wait to see pictures!

I was young when I had Meghan and I can still remember seeing her for the first time and realizing that there had to be a God! I'm praying for that young mother of yours to experience God in a new way, a deeper way and glory to Him!


Lizerd said...

Rejoicing with you at the wonderful news that you got yesterday regarding Amiyah! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post and testimony to God's perfection and faithfulness! I am praying as we all wait for the birth of this beautiful baby girl!
Praise and Glory to God in the Highest!

Laura said...

p.s. yes! i'll be at shespeaks this summer! We have to get together! Can't wait to see you face to face and give you a big hug!

Emily said...

My husband was born with bad lungs. Had operations right after birth, the whole 9 yards. They said he'd have asthma his whole life and not be able to play sports. He'd be weak his whole life.

hahahahahahah God is BIG.

(He wrestled for 10 years, is a massively active hiker, rock climber, skiier, wakeboarder, boxer....etc)

My point is. Doctors work in the physical. We live in the spiritual. God is the God of showing up and hugging us. Loving us. ETC.

Okay granny.....time's getting close!

Jamie said...

Hi Lelia,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and inviting me to join in on Tuesdays.
I have enjoyed reading your blog and will be praying for your family.

Heather said...

Praise God for this good news! I'm praying for you and Alyssa and the little one! If you guys want any Scripture verses that are especially good for labor and delivery, let me know, i have some. Ann Figard - remember the Figards from LCS? - gave me some when we were in lamaze.

Christina said...

I happened to find your blog by way of Aroma of Joy and wanted to say I am very glad to hear that God has taken care of your granddaughter. How awesome He is. Not knowing if something is wrong can be very nerve wracking, but now you know all is well. Praise God. I love Hillsong too so Rock on!

Christina said...

PS I just read When Grace meets innocence and have to tell you you have an amazing daughter. She is young but strong in her conviction not to have an abortion. Someday her story may help other young women and her child may also help someone. God knows what He has in store for your daughter and your granddaughter and I think He knows His stuff pretty well. God bless the 3 of you and can't wait to hear more about the baby.

Samantha said...

Aaaaw, what a sweet post!

9 days, holy canoli! I'll be sending up some prayers for you and your soon-to-be-one-member-bigger family :)

Cheers and Blessings,

HisPrincess said...

Blessings to your whole family.
I pray that all goes well, and that your precious little girl arrives soon.
God Bless.

Amy L Brooke said...

Where did she come up with the name Amiyah. I've not heard it. What is the meaning behind it?

Just curious. I love knowing those things.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Praising Him with you!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your prayers have been answered...this brings back so many memories...While pregnant with my first born, we had this exact same scare...pregnant and unwed!!! I've shared that part with you before, but I don't think I shared the part about his heart...He was indeed born with a hole in his heart, but he is amongst the percentage of babies whose hearts grow together soon after birth... Just recently, at the age of mind was put completely at ease when he had his final heart ultrasound...and I heard the news that his heart is in perfect condition!!! God is so good...I'm so happy for you!!! Your story hits home in so many ways!!!