Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We had a wonderful morning on Monday! Lots of anxiety leading up to the ultrasound, but just before walking back to that little ultrasound room, a place of such harrowing memories, I was reminded very poignantly that the God Who walked into that little room with us would be the same God when we walked out, no matter what. Our circumstances in no way change Who God is. I read Psalm 71 on Monday morning:

But as for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise You more and more.

My mouth will tell of your righteousness,
of Your salvation all days long,
though I know not its measure.

I will come and proclaim Your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord;
I will proclaim Your righteousness, Yours alone.

Since my youth, O God, You have taught me,
and to this day I declare Your marvelous deeds.

Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, O God,
'til I declare Your power to the next generation,
Your might to all who are to come.

Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God,
You Who have done great things.
Who, O God, is like You?

Though You have made me see troubles, many and bitter,
You will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
You will again bring me up.

You will increase my honor
and comfort me once again.

And, there was absolutely no concerns about this baby whatsoever. The umbilical cord is the right length at this stage with excellent bloodflow. She's a perfectly healthy little girl! She sucked her thumb for almost the entire 45 minutes and had her legs crossed at the ankles like a little lady. :-) As we prepare for this sweet girl's arrival, we prepare in HOPE.

God is so good. Today Shaun and I are celebrating our 4th anniversary. I told a friend this morning that if someone had told me a year ago, in the midst of such heartache, how full our lives would be today, I wouldn't have believed them for a second. Not perfect, but incredibly full. We are blessed.


  1. Hi Courtney,
    You don't know me and I've never commented, but I had to say congratulations today! I am sitting here in tears of joy for you. I heard your story from your cousin Noah's wife Susan, who is a dear friend of mine. My husband Jason and I went through some infertility and then three miscarriages in the last year and a half, and I have identified with so much you've said on your blog and been encouraged by the hope you've shown. And--I too am 20 weeks pregnant with a baby girl!! I think it's so neat how God writes our stories, and this Psalm tells it perfectly and eloquently. Thank you for sharing and being honest--I look forward to watching our girls develop in the coming months :)

    Abby De Groot
    Rock Valley, IA

  2. Hope DeYager?

    Rejoicing in Chicago,

  3. Praise the lord for hope (or.....Hope). :-) God is good!

  4. Congrats!! We are thrilled for you guys.
    -Mark and Kelli