"So do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."
The day is approaching so quickly! Julie is scheduled for a c-section Wednesday morning. We are very excited and very nervous. We have been hoping to avoid having a c-section, but it looks like that is the way Magdalena will join us. As you can imagine, it scary enough for Julie to know that she is about to have a big surgery to give birth to Magdalena. It is far more difficult knowing that nothing is certain thereafter as far as how long Magdalena will be able to live outside the womb. We want to give her every chance to live on her own for as long as possible.
It is very easy to be overcome with fear of the future at this point. At the same time, we have such amazing promises from God (such as Isaiah 41:10) that He will get us through. He wants us to constantly remember that He is sovereign, He is in control of our situation, He is good, and He loves us more than we know. He does not want us to live in fear, but in a peace that passes understanding in a full hope in Him alone.
What a tremendous joy we can have, even through suffering, because we have such a wonderful God to take care of us. Please pray for us, especially for Julie's health during surgery and for little Magdalena. Also, please pray for our faith on a daily basis that we will learn to trust God more.