Wednesday, July 23, 2008


They come, lingering at my doorway, clothes smelling of smoke from the fire they helped to build in the backyard.

Quietly they come near, and tentatively reach out their hands to rest on me. Concentration knits Corban's brow, slight confusion on Micah's face. Their eyes flash up to mine, questioning.

"Wait..." I whisper, breathing a prayer for a special blessing. Oh, please...

And it comes. Little Brother moves within me, and it is as if the sun has risen in my bedroom. Smiles flash across brown faces, eyes light up, and laughter breaks forth.

"I felt it!" "I did, too!" We quiet, waiting for more. A kick. A roll.

We gasp, and laugh, and chatter, quieting in between to feel our strong little man.

And then he rests.

Hands reluctantly move from my belly to around my neck. "Oh, thank you for calling us, Mama!" They turn to run back outside, but Corban stops in the doorway. Amber eyes gaze seriously into mine.

"Isn't God so, so good?"

Always, Precious.

(Pray with me for Beka and Mark... oh, please pray...)

13 fellow travelers shared:

Jessica said...

Hi Elise, I have read your blog for awhile and it is so peaceful. I love your writing style and the music. I visit here often.

Quinne said...

Hi Elise :) How precious! God is so, so good - reading those words from Corban was like a hug. Thanks for sharing this sweet moment with us today.

We are lifting up Beka & Mark with you. Love, Q

Jenny said...

I love those precious moments! I don't think I'll ever forget the feelings of a baby moving within. And, I loved sharing those moments with the older siblings. God is so good!

Nicole said...

Oh I immediately teared up and smiled with his words. So sweet and so so good. So true.

Thank you for sharing, your words always find a way to nestle in my mind and heart. They play over and over sometimes during my day, and I am so happy to hear them.

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Thank you, friend.
We leave for a surgery at 4:30 am.
I am feeling overwhelmed. And your words... a balm.
And I join you in song:
"I will lift my eyes to the Healer..."

And I grab your hand, give thanks to Jesus for YOU. He uses you, Elise.

He IS good. All the time. Always.

Give *all* your future men a warm touch from here.
We send much love...

Anonymous said...

Dear Elise;

I found your words because the Lord guided me here. I know that I need it encouragement and he guided me here.

I will lift my eyes to the healer...your baby, so precious, may the Lord continue to bless him and your family.

Beka is never far from our thoughts... may He fill us with the peace that only He can give.

many blessings,


Joy said...

Praying and sending love from us to you all. And will pray for Beka and Mark...

Heather@Mommymonk said...

What a moment to capture and savor. The beginnings of life - God is SO, SO good!

Praying with you for Beka's little one too!

wendybirde said...

This is so amazing Elise...such true treasure....

Peaceful week to you and your little ones : ) Wendy

Tracy said...

What a wonderful blessing from our Father. Life yet unborn, AND sweet life surrounding you!

Sherry said...

Hi Elise, I'm still praying for you. Just wanted you to know my blog is back (well a new one). I'll have to tell you about it later.

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Praising God with you.

Martie said...

So good and great is our God - ALL THE TIME. How precious that one so young realizes His awesome God.

Praying for you,

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