Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, to stay!

I woke up this morning on my own, earlier than Daniel and Jonah, and immediately wanted to go to God and spend time with Him.  I got in the shower to help me wake up and I randomly started singing that little Sunday school song, "I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart", followed by verse 2 which is, "I've got the peace that passes understanding down in my heart".  Do you have the tune in your head now?  Well I do today and I can't get it out.  People must be praying for us because that really is how I feel today.  I went to pray and had such a rich time with God, just enjoying His presence and thanking Him for the peace and joy that comes ONLY from Him.  

Today is a big day.  In a few hours we are heading to St. Vincents where we have several meetings and appointments.  I am not in the least bit worried or afraid.  I'm actually excited!  No, there's nothing wonky in my orange juice this morning... I just have a security from Jesus that he is walking around this house with me this morning as I get ready for the day; that he will get in the car with us and go to Indy and sit with us in that hospital room.  It's just one of those days where it feels like if I reached out my hand I might feel his face right beside mine. 

Say a prayer for us, if you would, and lift us up to God as we get ready to go to the doctor.  Of course they will be doing an ultrasound and echocardiogram on baby Caleb to see what his heart looks like.  Whatever they see, I'm going to feel thankful, I just know I will, because I have a rock-solid sense of God's involvement in this situation.  Pray for us, and go ahead and sing that song while you're at it, until you feel that way yourself.


  1. What a "joy" it is to see God answering my prayers for you and Daniel to have God's peace with you. I know, too, that God will use this for His glory and I am so proud of you and Daniel in your willingness to let Him. I love you so much! Aunt Jo

  2. Praying and thinking of you this morning! Can't wait to see what God does today. :)

  3. Thinking of you and saying a prayer for sweet little Caleb!

  4. What a great song to listen to all day long! Praise the Lord for answers to prayer! I'm so thankful that you feel peace today of all days. Thanks for putting a song in my head...and thanks for being in my family. I couldn't ask for a better sister-in-law.