At Women’s Ministry sometimes prayer request time can become raw. A time of confession of thoughts, feelings, and concerns. A while back a friend, who is pregnant with her second child, expressed prayer for their coming baby. As the conversation continued, she explained that she was nervous about this baby coming – how the baby would fit into their current family of three, the baby’s health, etc. She explained that they were praying for a healthy baby but she was worried about this.
For some reason this request moved me.
We have all heard that comment, “I don’t care whether it is a boy or a girl. I just want a healthy baby.” Unlike the other ten girls in the room, my husband and I didn’t have that “healthy baby” that everyone prays for.
With tears in my eyes, I knew that I needed to say something. All of the girls knew our story and know Bubs. I told them, “Unhealthy babies are extremely precious too.”
Upon saying that, I realized that we did not get our healthy-baby prayer answered but we got our Bubs. And we wouldn’t trade him for a world of healthy babies.
Reposted from January 2009