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A Labor of Love

Did you know some of the hardest things we overcome, and the greatest things we achieve come from the face of pain?

Consider childbirth… The most painful experience a woman will physically go through. We work so hard to bring our child earthside, pushing through deep pain, tears, and fear, to be rewarded with a precious baby.

I did that! I did it nine different times (and most of them without any pain medication!). I delivered 5 babies in a hospital, 1 at a birthing center, and 3 in the comfort of our home. What an amazing experience! So exhilarating, yet never once did I approach birth with confidence. Each time I felt fear, pain, and wasn’t sure I would make it through the process. I remember one home birth I exclaimed, “I am going to die!” My precious Midwife and long-time friend told me I was not, but if I felt that way she was taking me to the hospital. I quickly recanted! She knew exactly the encouragement I needed to hear.

You might wonder why I’m sharing about childbirth. It’s been over 6 years since Millie was born and I’m sure my baby days are complete. Now though, I am birthing this book. I am pushing Millie’s story, her legacy, her miracle out into the world. As I do this many of the same feelings come flooding back. Feelings of fear, doubt, and pain all fill my mind, yet I know God’s hand is in this just as it was in the birth of each of my children.

No, I would not have chosen this path of pain with Millie, but I did have many talks with the Lord where I committed to telling her story for his glory. My prayer was, “Lord, please heal her and allow her to speak of your goodness with her own lips but if your healing is heavenly, I commit to telling it for her”. Am I some superhuman? No, I am simply trying to live out my faith and keep my focus with eyes of heaven.

Our verse throughout Millie’s treatment and on her headstone is Hebrews 11:1 reminding us of what faith really is: “𝑵𝒐𝒘 𝒇𝒂𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒅𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒔𝒆𝒆.

If you feel led, please pray for this book. Pray it touches the right people who need to read it. Pray that it points to heaven. Pray that I am an ambassador sharing the love of Jesus to hurting families despite my pain.

~Telling Christ’s story {Because of Millie}

…….︵‿︵‿୨☆୧‿︵‿︵……. ☆。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆ 。・:*:・゚★ I still believe in Millie’s Miracle ☆。・:*:・゚ Hebrews 11:1 。・:*:・゚☆ ………..︵‿︵‿୨☆୧‿︵‿︵………

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