Pains..Prayer..and Amazing People

This weekend sure was hard, and its only week 12 of pregnancy. There are defiantly days that I am up and days that I am down. (FIVE times the hormones here, ha.) I think most the day Sunday I cried because I was in so much pain. I remember at one point just laying in bed, crying and praying to God “why is this happening to me? how can I continue this when there is already so much pain?” …. just a bunch of whys and hows. I know I will never know the answers to those questions but in the midst of pain, all those whys and hows just come out in prayer.

At this exact moment, I started to feel these little flutters in my stomach. OMG! Was this baby movement??? Or just gas??? Who knows…but what I do know is that I took it as a sign from God. There are FIVE babies growing inside me!!! FIVE! This is a miracle Danielle! This doesn’t just happen to everyone! You are special! So even if this was just ‘gas’ (hahaha) its the ‘sign’ that I took to heart. God is on my side! And there is NOTHING too big for him to handle.

Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?”

Received this quote from a friend this weekend too. I love it! Thanks Jaime.

“Replace what you don’t know about the future with what you DO know about God!”

I do not think there is anything more to ask for than for prayers. It is quite incredible  knowing the amount of people that are praying for us.   It just literally blows my mind. There are people out there that we don’t even know that are praying for us.

We were at a birthday party this past weekend and met the grandmother of the birthday girl. The topic about her knowing about a couple expecting quints came up and we told her it was us. She was in shock she actually  met us and was having actual conversation about it with us. She went on about how her and her church were praying for us. She took out a napkin with a pen and asked us what specifically she could pray for and wrote it out on a awesome is she!! Love this support from someone we just met.

Before all the birthday parties we attended over the weekend, we obviously went shopping for birthday presents. So we headed to Toy R Us to look for a boy toy and a girl toy for the two birthday parties we had to attend. It is of course taking forever because our little Princess Blayke is in heaven in the girl isle, lol. Adam ran into some kids that used to be in the youth ministry with us. Never ever would I have imagined two teenage boys / young men wanting to pray over us in Toys R Us. How their love for God is so evident and the fact that they felt led to pray for us right then and there, in the middle of a public place that is booming with people all around Christmas shopping, just proved their amazing representation of their love for God. Dylan said a beautiful prayer and everything he prayed for specifically hit right on the dot. God is amazing and seeing him work through teens is so uplifting and powerful. We are very grateful for this special day, it will never be forgotten.