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This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
On October 30th I woke up and had no idea how our lives were about to change. I was about to find out that I was pregnant. Of course, I figured it was just another negative test and I would have to set up an appointment with the doctor to find out what the problem was this time. I was surprisingly wrong. I immediately called David and asked him to pick up a box of tests on his way home from the office. He asked why and I told him I had a positive test and I needed to see another positive test before I would believe it. He had mentioned later that he was so anxious to hurry up and get home but he wanted to get me something else besides the tests so he bought 3 packs of Rolos. I always think of that day when I see Rolos. When he got home he hurried to me with a box of 3 pregnancy tests, 3 packs of Rolos and 3 water bottles and told me to “Drink Up.” Three pregnancy tests later we were pretty convinced that we were going to have a baby! I sent pictures of the four positive tests to friends and family to let them know it was a sure thing. Later that day my sister Theresa called me to let me know that the same Psalm kept popping up around her all day. Psalm 118:24, “ This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” David and I had been praising the Lord all day but hearing this made me feel as if He had just blessed us with a great gift.
It was a very rough first trimester. I kept telling people that it had to be a boy because only a boy would cause a woman this much grief! Coming from a family of girls I figured I’d have girls just like my mom and sister did. We had a girl name all picked out but was thinking about boy names just in case. For some reason the name Matthew kept sticking out in my mind. I had a dream that a man told me to read the book of Matthew. A couple of weeks later I did. Two weeks after that we found out we were having a boy. He’d be the first boy on my side of the family. David and I went back and forth on names but we both felt like Matthew had to be part of it. Finally, we looked it up to see what it meant. Matthew means “Gift from God”. We finally agreed on
In early February we found out that we were moving back to
Camden Matthew Orr arrived Thursday, March 20th 2008. He is now being cared for in the top NICU in the South. We feel that God’s purpose got us to
The support, thoughts and prayers from the hospital staff, churches and people in the community, family and friends have blessed us and are allowing us to cope and trust in God purpose. Because of the long road ahead of
1 lb 10 ounces; 13 inches
Then Jesus got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and the waves and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”