Saturday, November 12, 2011

Come, Lord Jesus, Come

I can only imagine how sad this world makes God.  My heart is grieving for Him this morning as I just had another rude comment on Rachel's video.  This time it was much more simple...
"So, that's a dead baby?"
I debated whether or not to respond.  I wasn't sure if it was an innocent comment that just had no tact or if he was just being mean.  I don't want a bunch of negativity on the comments under my girls video (so please resist the urge to go tell this guy off... I know it's hard - if you want to write something, please keep the focus on Rachel and her life)  but I decided to comment anyway and wrote:
"She is my daughter who lived for 43 minutes after birth and will live for eternity in heaven. No, she's not dead.

But I do wonder if your heart is alive asking such a blunt question with no tact? Or maybe your point was to be hurtful? If so, please leave me alone. If not, let me know and I'd love to share more about her amazing life and legacy with you."
That was about as nice as I could be.  And then I looked at his page on You Tube.  Wow.  The only video like Rachel's that he's watched is Rachel's.  The others all have to do with his wife "f-ing" other people.   So why is this sick man watching my video?  Why watch, why comment, why bother me??  He's sick.  And honestly, right now, I'm sick to my stomach thinking about it.  I'm wondering if I did the wrong thing making her video public?   Please pray for discernment on this one for me.  I want to share her life and feel like up until now, it's been a positive thing.  I'm not sure what's happening now.  I feel under attack by the enemy - of course right before I'm due to give birth....

We have been studying the story of Noah lately.  It's come up in history and been the topic of our family devotions for a few days now.  I picked the Ark for Rachel's playground because to us it signified how there is always blessing in doing the work that the Lord calls you to do, even if it doesn't make sense at the time.  Just like when Noah was building his ark in the middle of a desert, people thought he was crazy - there are so many people who thought me carrying my baby to term knowing she would die was crazy and made no sense.  The Ark also reminds me that God provides shelter and protection from the storm. 

But this morning I'm feeling a different angle on this story.... the reason God flooded the earth is because there was so much sin and people had turned so far from Him, that He was sorry he created them.  So he started over with people who had been devoted to him.

I'm ready to go jump on Rachel's ark and pray for another flood.  And if my heart is broken over this, I can only imagine how grieved the Holy Spirit is watching the people on this earth live so far from Him and follow the enemy so contently.

When I woke up this morning, I was in tears because my hip was killing me.  I feel like I'm 90 and it honestly scares me to get old cause I could hardly move.  But crying over my aching hip was easier than crying over my aching heart. 

Me & the kids are going for an early morning walk to the store to get hot chocolate - and hopefully move Asa down further in the birth canal :o)  But I'm going to leave all this crap behind and go enjoy my amazing children for a while.  I need the fresh air and the smiles.  Please pray for me, I'm really struggling as I wait for this boy to join us.  My hormones are all over the place, I miss Rachel like crazy, and with stuff like this happening, it's hard to stay positive.

Come, Lord Jesus, Come - we're ready whenever You are.....


  1. Big hug to you, Stacy. I hate reading these things ... but I know you're strength & your faith ... you will overcome! =)
    Love to you all!

    P.S. Come on baby Asa!! ;-P

  2. PS - I hope you enjoyed your AM walk with the kiddos. Remember what I said months ago.

    While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.


  3. Some people are just disgusting, so filled with hate.
    I will give you some unwanted advice, it might be best to have your video private. I know the urge to share your child with the world. I know you want everyone to know her and know her beauty. You will always get these comments though. If they hurt you then you should make your video private. Save yourself the added grief and stress.
    I hope you enjoyed the rest of your day!

  4. Stacy, I haven't ever written before but helped at Rachel's race and follow your blog daily.

    I just wanted to say that Light always shines brightest in the darkness. This person (people) is in a dark place, as his profile shows. Rachel's story is a bright light shinning in on his dark world. Though he is lashing out, one can never know how GOD is going to use Rachel's story in his life. I don't believe anyone can read about her and not be touched. So please, try not to let it get you down. I can't imagin how hard that is but just remind yourself that God will be working in his heart using Rachel's story.

    I keep you in my prayers and look forward to reading your blog everyday.

    With much love and prayer, Cindy

  5. I'm certainly not saying that I think you should leave it public; that's totally up to you. But in this man's otherwise dark and ugly life, perhaps your little Rachel was a single, solitary ray of light, something so completely opposite to what he's used to. We never know when we're planting a seed - maybe...hopefully...God working in his heart began with a beautiful little baby that made no sense and rattled his whole world. :)


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