Monday, May 19, 2008


we had our "fancy" sonogram this week to investigate further the spot on Ani's heart. here she is waving at you and saying, "i'm fine! now, let me go back to sleep." when the doc found the spot a couple weeks ago he let us know it could be a marker for several different diseases. in our visit with the specialist we investigated every little part of her: the length of her limbs, the skin at the base of her neck, the size and shape of her head, the insertion point for her umbilical cord, blood/nutrient flow in her body, brain shape... i can say i have seen every inch of her and she IS growing in health and wholeness as we have asked the Lord together. BUT here is the jaw dropping, awesome truth. that doctor and i are not the first to see her with this detail. the Lord God, our Maker, already knows her intimately.
Psalm 139:13-17
You formed my inward parts;
You wove me together in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were written the days that were ordained for me, when yet there was not one of them.
How precious are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast the sum of them!
we are praising God for this truth today as it touches our daughter. thank you for praying with us.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


we were totally surprised by this news this morning, and totally grateful! it was amazing to meet our daughter. we saw her yawn as she woke up - the sonogram lady was pressing pretty hard on mommy's belly - i think that might wake anyone! she had her legs crossed - very lady like - so it took a while to determine our girl is a girl. here's her first glamour shot... ps - the doc saw a white spot on her heart and we will be doing some follow-up tests to rule some things out. please pray with us that she will continue to develop in wholeness and health.