Almost 8 months later, I picked up the impression that was made of Charlie's hand and foot yesterday. I had forgotten it was done and had left it sitting in the hospital gift shop. When I saw the tiny imprints, I was reminded of the goodness of God and His mercy upon me during the time of Charlie's unexpected early arrival. I wanted to share the Scripture that He gave to me as a sign that things were going to be OK. All I could do was cry out to Him and beg Him not to take our baby. To please have mercy on us and let things be alright. This is what He gave me:
Unless the LORD builds the house,
the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court. Psalm 127