Monster or Miracle?

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“Mommy’s Little Monster” is what Jack’s shirt says. A friend gave it to us. I’ve seen “little monster” baby clothes everywhere. But I’m not a fan.

Jack isn’t a monster. He’s a miracle. Even if he wasn’t prayed for by a hundred people, even if it wasn’t a high risk pregnancy with complications, he’s still a miracle. Every baby is.

Babies aren’t monsters. They are a gift. A reward. A blessing.

Yes I even feel like this at 2am when he wants to eat. And though there will be challenges and hard days, I’ll feel like this when he’s a teenager.

It’s Jack’s third outfit for the day so he can wear the monster onsie. Yes I know its just a onsie and not a “big deal.” But he won’t hear his mommy call him a monster. My Jack is an amazing gift from God. What a privilege and blessing that God has entrusted this precious boy to me!

It’s Just Beginning

You may have thought this blog was over. I started the blog pregnant and on bed rest, talked about trusting God for a full-term baby, the baby arrived, so the “Adventure of Trust” is over, right?  Nope, it’s just beginning. The journey of trusting God never ends.  I’ve just been a little too busy to blog…

In the hospital

In the hospital

When Jack isn’t in my arms I’m eating or sleeping… or shopping.  The boy is already wearing 6 month size clothes! But I miss writing. I’ve been writing blogs in my head for the last couple months, but obviously haven’t gotten around to actually typing and posting them.  Now they seem out-of-date, although some day I’ll write about Jack’s first vacation when he was two weeks old and half the hotel collapsed… (now I’ve got you interested so you’ll keep checking the blog for when that one is posted!)

Since Jack is currently napping in his crib, a small miracle in itself, I’ll make this quick.  I’m preparing to share my “Jack Story” for a women’s retreat in a few weeks and I need to finish writing my talk.  The retreat is about prayer. I prayed for Jack, that he would be born full-term, and God answered my prayer. I claimed Mark 11:25 – “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Why did my prayer work and yours hasn’t? Did God really hear my prayer? How do you convince God to answer your prayer? Maybe these questions and more go through your head.  When I finish my talk for the retreat, I’ll post it here and maybe I’ll answer some of those questions.  Or you can register for the retreat and spend a day focusing on the Lord and learning how prayer can make a difference in your life. For now just know that faith in Jesus Christ can move mountains.

The Answer

You stood with us in prayer as we asked God for a healthy full-term baby.  He has answered! On June 1 we welcomed Jackson Archer Chun into our arms.

Jack weighed 7lbs 15oz and measured 18.5 inches long. Not only was Jack full-term, but I was 40 weeks and 5 days gestation when I was induced into labor. What a powerful, awesome God we serve who can do the seemingly impossible.

Whatever you might be praying for, keep believing that God can do it. He hears your prayers and wants to give you the desires of your heart. “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:22-24

He Knows My Name

Here’s a quick, low-production video I put together. We have so many ultrasound pictures I thought it’d be nice to put them in a video to see how Baby has progressed.  The majority of the pictures are just of his face.  For many of them, his face was pressed up against the placenta so you only see his profile or his nose and an eye.  He wasn’t always cooperative for pictures. Hopefully that changes when he exits the womb.

Song is He Knows My Name by Tommy Walker (c) 1996 Doulos Publishing