Moving Forward

Patience and I are immensely grateful to God for everything He has given us and where He has brought us.  Everyone’s journey is filled with peaks and valleys.  Right now we find ourselves at an overlook spot on the side of a mountain, looking out over our past peaks and valleys, and curious about what the future holds.  As I look out, I see that God has not only walked with us through the high points of life, but also through the low points. That gives us great confidence and comfort, knowing that He will walk with us through whatever comes our way in the future.  We were blessed to have had Isaac, and we have been blessed again with a second child.

We have experienced an interesting set of emotions since learning of our new little baby.  We are very much excited about having our second child. I can’t adequately express how happy we are to once again be preparing for another baby. But at the very same time, there are the natural emotions of grief and fear that re-surface due to our experience with our son Isaac.  Stepping into this new season of pregnancy and preparation for another baby brings back a flood of memories that are still very fresh.  Memories that are wonderful, but can be painful all at the same time.

We know that this is part of the process for us, so we are trusting God to walk with us through this next season of life.

We would like to ask you to join us in praying for a few things:

  • Pray for healthy development of our new baby.
  • Pray for the baby’s life, that God would use him/her in a way that has an eternal impact for the cause of Christ.
  • Pray for Patience, as she’s dealing with sickness that goes along with pregnancy – primarily migraines and nausea.
  • Pray for wisdom as we make decisions for prenatal care
  • Pray for strength, comfort, and peace that only comes through placing our trust in Christ.

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24 responses to “Moving Forward

  1. LindsEy 'Johnson' Hulsey

    I will most definitely be praying for sweet little baby Leino. I must admit that I will be adding a (semi-selfish) prayer to the list though…that he/she will have red hair:):):) Because…lets be honest, red hair rocks! But, ok…any color hair is fine! I’m just being honest when I say that I am adding a “red-headed-prayer” to the list!

  2. Jeff King

    Jordon, Patience I want to let you both know I will be pray for you both and for your coming child as well. I could never imagine what happen to you guys from the last time but I do know this. Stay strong in the Lord through this and like you both are going to do trust in HIM. I hardly know you both but what I do know is that you are relying completely on God and thats awesome. You both will be in my prayers as well as the baby and Patience health.

  3. Janet

    Praying for your precious family.

  4. The Buckeye 5

    Jordan and Patience,
    We join you in prayer, for all you ask. Patience, praying against those migraines, especially!
    Much love,
    RKNBE

  5. Connie Powers

    P&J,

    Joining you in prayer for all that you have requested.
    Ask your physician about additional Vitamin B-6 to treat the nausea. Consider accupuncture or massage by a prenatal massage therapist for the migraines.
    Luv U Guys

  6. MaryAnn

    Praying and trusting!

  7. So excited to see you blogging again. I’m everyone who reads this will be excited to pray but honestly you would have had to ask. We all love you guys so much.

  8. Christal

    Life is but a moment but how wonderful it is to have a God who provides and never departs from us through it all… As I reflect on what I have seen you two walk through faithfully, I can undoubtedly state that the Lords Grace sustained you then and its sufficient now to turn back fears, ease Pai’s difficult, yet all too beautiful pregnancy symptoms, and help you and everyone else watching another testimony speak only for Gods greatest in faith! As He had a great plan for Isaacs life on earth, He has a great plan for this child, His child, he has entrusted you two with to parent. God only gives good things to his children and doesnt go back on promises. Satan will have to come to terms with the fact that he was defeated concerning Isaac and has already been defeated concerning this child. Im praying with you guys and I am excited to see how God uses you two and little Leino for His kingdom purposes!

  9. *You ask and you shall receive*

  10. It is my privilege to be praying for you. To be honest…I never stopped!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing those requests with us. We would be honored to continue this journey with you in prayer.

  12. I’m praying. Thanks for sharing those with us.

    Love you Guys

  13. Patty

    Sweet Leinos,
    I am praying for everything on your list.
    Much love,
    Patty

  14. Agnes Kirschner

    I continues to pray for all of your family.

  15. I will continue to pray for your family and the new gift God has given you. I often think of little Issac and all the things he taught me during the time I spent with him at UNC. I feel that the two of you desreve this more then anything, not for the strength you have gain from the experience with Issac, but for the love and passion I know you can give a child. Issac will live in my heart forever! I wish nothing but the best for you family this year.
    Congrats on baby leino #2! Mandy, RN (unc-PICU )

  16. Jessica Ridenhour

    Patience and Jordan,

    I remembered you and the baby in my prayers this morning and the specific request and then logged on to see the request I had forgotten and then stopped and prayed for those too. You guys have such strong faith and it was amazing to watch with Issac, praying this will be a much easier pregnancy and birth.

    Jessica

  17. debbie

    praying and believing and praising Him for what He will do….love you guys and so excited to be able to follow you through this incredible journey!

  18. honored to still be praying for your family.

  19. Dianett

    Praying for you all!

    God Bless You!

  20. Pearce Family

    We are so happy for you and we are praying for you! It is great to see you are blogging again!

  21. Natalie

    GUYS! I am just now reading the big news! Yay! I am so excited for you. Can’t wait to tell Adam when he gets home. 🙂

  22. Congrats, and we will pray for all of you!

  23. Jani Rando

    The Rando Family continually prays for yours every day. We are excited to add this new reason for prayer to the list.

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