Baby Jesse

May 9, 2015

Baby Jesse Ultrasound 3Well, hello there, little son.  We are anxiously awaiting your arrival in August!

I’m listening to a song as I upload this picture.  It’s “The Broken Beautiful” by Ellie Holcomb and I’m crying as I press “play again” over and over.

You are sick, little one, and we are scared.  We do not know if we will get to watch you grow up with your brothers and sister.  Or what trials and suffering your little body will face.  All we know is that you are safe right now and we dread and long for August with a most complicated array of emotions.

And that’s why I’m weepy as I hear this song:

I know that I don’t bring a lot to the table
Just little pieces of a broken heart
There’s days I wonder if You’ll still be faithful
Hold me together when I fall apart?
Would You remind me now of who You are?

That Your love will never change,
that there’s healing in your name
That You can take broken things,
and make them beautiful
You took my shame
And You walked out of the grave
So Your love can take broken things
and make them beautiful

I’m better off when I begin to remember
How You have met me in my deepest pain
So give me glimpses now of how You have covered
All of my heart ache, oh with all Your grace
Remind me now that You can make a way

That Your love will never change,
that there’s healing in your name
That You can take broken things,
and make them beautiful
You took my shame
And You walked out of the grave
So Your love can take broken things
and make them beautiful

You say that You’ll turn my weeping into dancing
Remove my sadness & cover me with joy
You say your scars are the evidence of healing
That You can make the broken beautiful

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