Monday, November 9, 2009

Prince of Peace

Today Ryan and I had an appointment with a geneticist in Little Rock. I have to admit that while we did not expect to hear that Wyatt's condition was genetic (we had already heard that 2 tests they had run at Children's had come back normal) it was still a relief to hear again. We were basically told that given our families history and due to Wyatt's normal test results, the odds of recurrence will increase, but not significantly. And when I say that the odds of recurrence will increase I do not mean his specific condition, but the odds of having another baby with a congenital heart defect. Apparently there is a 1% chance of having a baby with a congenital heart defect. And now that we have had a child with a congenital heart defect, the chances of having another increases from 1% to 3-5%. This is definitely an answered prayer.

My Bible study tonight was on experiencing God's appropriate once more. I feel as though Ryan and I have certainly been blessed with God's peace these past few months. I know that the hurt is real, but I also know that if we completely surrender to Christ's authority and put our trust in Him, we will receive His peace. As I think and process all that we have been through I wonder how we have made it. I know we would never have made this journey so far had God not been close. The circumstances have been unpleasant, but we have never felt alone or abandoned. We have had such peace. Enough peace to carry us through, but also enough peace to enjoy our time with our precious son. What a gift! So, I have full confidence that while God carried us through those difficult days, He will continue to do so in the days to come. He will never leave us. What a wonderful God!


  1. Thanks for sharing that Jessica. And I am glad to hear to good news about your test results. Praying God will bless you with another healthy baby when his time is right- and when you guys are ready. Wyatt needs a sweet sibling! :) Praying for you both. And so thankful for God and his closeness to you through this time. I truly don't know how anyone who is not a believer survives anything. He is amazing!

  2. Thank you for your transparency, Jess. I'm learning so much more about your walk with Christ though all of this than in the 5 years we worked together. What a blessing to know you as my sister in Christ. May God continue to pour out His peace and comfort on you and Ryan. Love ya!

    Jess C.

  3. Just left the NICU and thinking of you both tonight.


  4. Jessica,

    I am glad to hear about your test results. Thank you for sharing your struggles and your journey.
    Jenny B

  5. Love you. Thinking and praying for you. Your faith is an encouragement to me. Kisses.