Saturday, November 7, 2009

IRL* Friends

* In real life

I spend so much of my day on my computer. Writing papers, replying to discussion questions, facebook researching, teamwork for school, etc. My coursework is done working with individuals with whom I have never met. It has become normal to me to feel I know someone well, even if we have never met face to face.

Through my many hours of being on the computer, I have been sucked into the blog world. I had been reading Angie Smith's blog for a while, and she posted about a mom who was pregnant with a little boy who was experiencing heart trouble. I immediately fell in love MckMama, her family, and this little baby she was carrying who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. I remember being so engulfed in her story, checking her blog every 2 seconds as often as I could, hoping there was a positive update. Those days where Stellan would receive 8,9, 10/10 in the womb, I would be so thankful for the Lord's goodness.

I continued to read MckMama's blog and twitter every day. She is one of those people you feel you know, even though you have never met. Her mothering style, her organic cooking, and her humor were all reasons I was drawn to her blog. Of course Stellan was one of the main reason I kept going back to read; however, I will say this for MckMama: the one thing that draws me the most is her love for the Lord. It's tangible. It's real. It's something she has chosen to share with thousands.

Today I feel SO blessed to say that I was able to meet MckMama and baby Stellan. I am brought to tears writing this. What a miracle it was to hold the little baby I have been praying for for so long. The little boy, whose name hangs on my wall to remind me to pray for him, was crawling around and I got to chase him, play with him, get poked in the eye by him :) There are no words to explain how overwhelmed and blessed I feel today. MckMama was so sweet and kind. I felt as if I had known her forever.

My heart breaks for MckMama, knowing how much unknown is ahead of her and Stellan. Yet, I am comforted in knowing that, although his surgery only has a 20% chance of sucess, God is in the 0.00000000001%. God is in the details. I watch in awe at MckMama's strength and her acknowledgement of the Lord's provision of strength. Keeping one foot infront of the other is all that needs to be done.

Today I met with a woman who loves the Lord, strives to please Him, and who is honest about how difficult it can be to do these things.

IRL Friends :)

Today I held a smiling, laughing, crawling, baby who is already a miracle.

Love you, Stellan! So thankful I was able to play with you and see your smile in person. The Lord has already used you in so many ways, drawing others closer to Himself. I praise and thank him for your life! Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Psalm 91:4
"He will cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."


Katrina said...

What a fantastic day!! Stellan is an amazing little boy! We pray for him constantly in our home. :)

MckMama said...

The pleasure was all OURS! You are every bit as down to earth, delightful, beautiful and full of God's joy as I already "knew" you to be. Thank you for the sweet day of fellowship!!!!

Arizona Mamma said...

How wonderful for all of you! Stellan is as much on my mind as my own children. What a blessing to be able to spend time with him, and bring some much needed comfort to MckMama! Good for you.

Dagmar said...

I have been following McKMama's blog and tweets as well and am so happy that Stellan is now healed! What a miracle.

I have blogged about Stellan several times, about how his story makes me a better mother. So nice that you got to meet McKMama in person :)