Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Life

Last night one of my girls from the reservation had a healthy, beautiful, baby girl! It has been such a journey to get to this moment. My journey with her began when God made it possible for her to attend the Warrior Leadership Summit conference with me last summer.  I watched as He convicted her and moved deep in her heart. The whole trip was worth it just for seeing God work in her. Then, as many of you know, her boyfriend (employed at AYM and the baby's father) unexpectedly killed himself about a month ago. It was a great tragedy that is all too common on the reservation. Through this devastating death my sweet student kept her head held high, trusting in God through her sadness and looking forward in hope to the birth of their baby.

And then last night she arrived. My student texted me when she went into the hospital and when baby Scarlett was born which made me feel so loved. I am so proud of her and the way she has handled all of life's blows. She is a role model to me and she gives me hope.

So today, as we rejoice in the birth of new life, let us remember God's sovereignty. No, His will is not always done on earth, but yes, He can make all things work together for the good of those who love Him. He can take something that is not in His design and make it one of the greatest blessings, leaving on earth a piece of someone so abruptly taken away.

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow, and welcome to the world baby Scarlett. :) 

2 comments:

  1. ...how blessed you are to know that this new baby will have an imprint upon her life that was set in motion by your love of Jesus...that was first shared with her mother as a young woman...who would this baby become if their had been no meredith...or if meredith had not obeyed and traveled to the rez this past summer...you will make it to your forever family...but you will bring along many many people while you travel there...so happy you had a good thanksgiving...so sad i did not get to hug your neck at church...but i heard from someone...your were wonderful...but i already knew that...Jesus told me so...hugs and blessings and prayers elaine/ccww

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  2. ...how blessed you are to know that this new baby will have an imprint upon her life that was set in motion by your love of Jesus...that was first shared with her mother as a young woman...who would this baby become if their had been no meredith...or if meredith had not obeyed and traveled to the rez this past summer...you will make it to your forever family...but you will bring along many many people while you travel there...so happy you had a good thanksgiving...so sad i did not get to hug your neck at church...but i heard from someone...your were wonderful...but i already knew that...Jesus told me so...hugs and blessings and prayers elaine/ccww

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