Dependence

September 3, 2010

Hi MCbloggies,

There’s really a lot we’ve been wanting to & meaning to update you on! And we WILL get there.

We were so excited to get this new blog & our new website up & running, & while we were working on that, we were also overjoyed to find out that we were pregnant too!  It’s been almost a month now since we found out that we’d be having a son!  Christie and I were and still are very excited of the thought of our little boy scampering about. 

A little over a week ago Christie found out due to signs of potential pre-mature labor that she would have to be on bedrest for the rest of the pregnancy.  This was a tough blow considering we have almost 4 months to go.  If you know Christie, she is very much a “do-er.”  She loves serving people, she loves cooking, she loves going to meet with people, she’s a busy bee, it’s just who she is.  A big part of our lives is doing life together, at home, outside, at church.  There was definitely some hurt and discouragement as we entered this new season.  This past Tuesday at our follow up doctors appointment another surprise came up.  Christie would need to be admitted to the hospital that day for a closer watch and monitoring…for the next month.

Despite the news from last week & this week, we have experienced a greater peace and a deep sense of joy that could only be attributed to God.    A well known pastor wrote in one of his books how we like to setup safety nets just in case God doesn’t come through and we still call it genuine faith.  Well, we’re at the point where there’s no safety nets.  We are in complete dependence with no control over any of this and we’re ok with it.  We’re ok if we end up losing this child, we’re ok if the child is born with disabilities, and we’re ok if he’s a healthy baby boy.  That’s not to say that there won’t be hurt, that there won’t be sadness, because there will be, but with a sovereign and faithful God there is a peace that surpasses all understanding.

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As contradictory as it sounds, there is joy, there is hope, there is peace, and there is freedom in dependence.
 

  1. Allen

    September 3rd, 2010 at 10:56 am

    hey Micah and Christie…thanks for sharing this. will be praying for you!

  2. Jessica

    September 3rd, 2010 at 10:59 am

    What if the kid’s gay? Will that be ok too? Part of FakeGod’s plan?

  3. Joyce

    September 3rd, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Praying for you, Gilmores. I was just talking to Jesus about you guys yesterday. He wanted me to let you guys know He’s got yo back (and your front, and your side, and the whole YOU) =)

  4. Jennie

    September 3rd, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Hey Micah & Christie. Sorry to hear you guys have to go through this, but so glad that you two are as resilient as ever. You two are in my prayers…. Oh yes.. and your new site is awesome.

  5. Grace

    September 3rd, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I was glad to see Christie yesterday in the hospital. She looks great as ever! God is certainly in control and we’re continuing to pray for the Gilmore family as you journey through this chapter in your life. We love you!
    Grace, Mark & Jacob <3

  6. Conrad

    September 3rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    amen. Your faith, and trust is really… huge. (that was the best word i could find) I don’t mean huge as in BIG (although it may be true), I mean huge as in a big deal. This is really encouraging, God is real to you both! Praise the Lord for your faith, my youth director and, of course, his wife! 😀 cant wait to see you guys soon!

  7. tricia s.

    September 3rd, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    aww…we’ll be keeping you in our prayers….it’s such a blessing and so encouraging to hear your story. thanks for sharing.

  8. katie wong

    September 4th, 2010 at 1:33 am

    hey micah & christie… thank you for sharing your faith and trust in our sovereign God… praying for you and for baby boy, too…

  9. tiffany

    September 4th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    hey guys, thanks for sharing! praying for you here in ny. 🙂

  10. annie

    September 5th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Hang in there! We’re praying for you three! 🙂 God is FAITHFUL! 🙂
    mike, annie, and cayden

  11. victor

    September 6th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Hi Micah & Christie: Great to see that things are stable! Looks like a nice room and I’m sure the hospital has great Chinese food…. well, maybe not. Not sure if you’re thinking about “boy names” yet but some cool ones are “Brent”, “Jared” or “Ryan” (besides “Victor”, of course).
    May God continue to bless and protect! See you soon, Victor

  12. thao bui

    September 10th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Hi Micah & Christie, will keep you in my prayers 🙂

  13. Leslie Santos

    September 14th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Hi you two 🙂
    Kev and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that you’ll be able to go home soon to your own bed. Hugs.

  14. Crystal Le Mamoulelis

    September 15th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    such a heart felt post. you both are so inspiring. i will keep you in my prayers. god is good and he will our prayers for you

  15. josie

    September 18th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    christie! no christie-and-josie days for a while…unless i come visit! 🙂 my thursdays are pretty open, let me know! praying for you! hugs, josie
    ps: hi micah! 🙂

  16. Anthony & Rhonda Gee

    October 18th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Dear Christie and Micah,
    Congratulations! Landon is a beautiful miracle!
    He will be a mighty servant of God–already building a powerful testimony.
    Good job, Christie! Hope your recovery is going well.
    May you all be home together very soon.
    Love and blessings, Rhonda & Anthony

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