Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Peace That Passes All Understanding"

I cannot even describe all of the emotions going through me right now. I am anxious, nervous, scared, excited, solemn, eager, concerned, apprehensive...I could go on and on... But through all of the roller coaster of emotions, I feel calmness and an OVERWHELMING sense of peace. I have heard the phrase "peace that passes all understanding" many many times in my life. I have never fully thought about the meaning of that before. I mean, it means what it says... To have peace that is so far beyond our understanding because it comes from above. I never will fully understand it, but for the first time in my life, I am FULLY feeling it as we go through this experience. I know with all of my heart that this peace that is indescribable comes (and can only come) from God Almighty. There is no other way I can be whole EVER without Him. I know this and have known this, but it seems to be more obvious during the hard times. God has shown Himself through this experience in so many ways already and we are only just beginning. I see Him through our loving friends who have so selflessly given and given to us in so many different ways (babysitting Bryce, cleaning our house, going to the grocery store for us, cooking us dinners, Jayden's shower and the creative gifts such as parking tokens and restaurant gift cards, the sweet blessings, taking us to the Medical Center and giving us a personal tour, those who are coming to visit in the hospital from hours away, phone calls, facebook messages, texts, comments on this blog, setting up a prayer service, the tons of prayers lifted up on our behalf-I could go on an on). I see Him in our family who are dropping everything to come be with us during this time (Lynn and Stephanie who are taking off work, Dad taking off work, Mom stopping her life to stay for as long as I need her, Dad who is going to be home alone for a while because I am stealing Mom). I cannot thank you all enough for lifting us up in this storm. I am so very thankful to God for giving me this overwhelming sense of peace.
Psalm 29:11 "The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace."

ps-the picture taken above is by Tiffany Fetter. She has such talent!!


  1. We have been and continue to pray for you, sweet Jayden, Bryan, and Bryce. We love your family.

  2. gina,
    i just got caught up on sweet jayden! i will be fervently praying for your family. i am more than glad to do anything that would be helpful too. will you be at tx childrens? we are just 15 min. away and i am very familiar with that hospital, if i can be of any help at all.

  3. Gina, I'm so proud to call you my friend!! Your the best friend I'll ever have! I've loved you for the past 18 years and look forward to 50 more years! Can't wait to meet little Jayden! I just know he'll do great with all the people praying for him. I can't believe we've been friends for 18 years! Makes me feel old.

  4. I just found your blog! I hope and pray everything goes smoothly and you have a continued sense of peace.

  5. Good job sweetheart! What a sweet inspiration you are! I'm so proud of you and your precious little family. Looking forward to "moving in" on Saturday! I love you with all my heart. Mom

  6. Gina, I loved reading your comments. God is amazing, isn't He? He provides for our needs, minute by minute. I'm thankful that you are experiencing His perfect peace! We're praying for you and your sweet family. Love, Melanie Watterson

  7. What a beautiful post. I am so thankful that you are feeling this peace during a time of "unknowns". I pray that you continue to be flooded with peace that passes all understanding! Sending hugs your way!

  8. Praying for you and all who will be involved during Jayden's birth and surgeries to follow. God is in control and I am so thankful he is. :) Love, Stephanie (Richter) Mack.

  9. Gina,

    We pray for you and for Jayden every day and will continue to! May God bring you that peace and may He be glorified in the birth of Jayden! God is in control and asks you to rest at his feet! I'm so very grateful you have such a community of family and support right now - that is God's family in action and it's beautiful to witness!

    I look forward to seeing pictures and hearing updates on beautiful baby Jayden! May you and your sweet family be blessed more each day!

    Love in Christ,
    Emily (Wooldridge), Jason and Clark William (8mths) Tenner

    P.S. love your new blog!!