The last blog post was delayed due to my family’s travels. Not much has changed. We continue to seek to discern God’s will for the many decisions. Melanie is permanently in the hospital, until the situation changes or baby comes. We’re praying for some of the pre-term labor to reverse itself. We’re also praying that Baby’s position will change so that if labor does ensue, a natural child-birth will be allowed. And lastly, if labor does kick in, based on Baby’s current position, we’re at a very high risk for some cord issues/complications.

I know all this sounds complicated and it is. We have committed this child to the Lord and are crying out for Baby’s protection and sustenance. There are no signs that baby is in any way struggling, for that we are grateful. It’s just the parents that get a little weary.
We do sense God’s blessing and directing in a number of areas. A small example… for some reason, Melanie prayed on Sunday that I wouldn’t have to buy dinner. I’d not complained about purchasing dinner, in fact a few days before I had commented to her about how reasonable the hospital cafeteria was. As I was leaving the room to head down to the cafeteria the nurse met me in the hallway with an extra tray of food. Melanie was thrilled to see me walk back in, followed by the nurse with the tray of food. She also enjoyed the fact that we both had the same salad, and since I had just encouraged her to eat hers, she got to suggest I not skip mine. 🙂 I didn’t even know she had prayed.

The Lord also blessed the nursing home service Sunday. There have been a number of things we have experienced with this pro-longed hospital stay that allowed me to relate to the residents better. I desire to share from my heart with them when I preach and common/shared experiences help that.

God continues to bless in allowing Melanie’s spirits to remain up. Despite the uncertainty over the future, she remains cheerful. And, she’s enjoying the time with Baby Max, who tends to be an active little guy/gal. Her family is providing great support, even allowing me to keep up with my work.
We continue to be grateful for your prayer support. God is in control always, but situations like this make that fact very clear.

13 thoughts on “BabyMax.06”

  1. Fervently praying for His Will for you all. I recently was in your exact situation (just 3 weeks ago) and I know and understand all that you are going through. I know you already know this, but, your faith and God’s Love WILL carry you through all of this. Meditate on these: Psalm 139:13-16, Psalm 28:7, Isaiah 49:1 and Proverbs 3:5-6. May He comfort you and give you peace beyond understanding, no matter what. So…be anxious for NOTHING. God is so good! Only He knows what is best and His Will and timing are perfect.
    With much love,
    Dee Dee J. 

  2. Dear Nathan and Melanie,

    I have not posted yet, but please know that I am, and will continue to be, praying for you and your little baby. May the Lord continue to show you His great love for you both with miracles big and small. He is in control!

    Blessings to you 3,

    Sarah, for all in the E. family

  3. Please know that my family is lifting all of you up in our prayers. Continue to sing the songs of faith and speak the Word over your precious baby and wife. May God bless you all. . . .

    Love and prayers,
    Mrs. Gina W.

  4. The whole family has been praying for all of you, and will continue to do so. We made a commitment, when you first announced your pregnancy, that one of us would pray for you every day. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jaime & Amanda, Cameron, Abigail, Kaitlin L.

  5. You all are in my prayers! It blessed me and made me smile to hear of Melanie’s prayer about a meal, and God’s special provision and timing.

  6. Thanks for the updates, Nathan. I am blessed hearing how the Lord is encouraging your hearts in the ‘small’ ways. 🙂 I pray that He will continue to strengthen and encourage your hearts as you cast yourselves upon Him alone. He alone is truly is your refuge, your strength, and your present help in time of need.

    When your heart is overwhelmed may you truly be led to the Rock that is higher than you!

    Many prayers being lifted to the Throne on your behalf,

  7. Thank you so much for keeping us updated so we can pray more specifically.

    It is such a comfort to here that you are trusting the Lord and allowing Him to work and bless you.

    We love you and pray for you for you guys often.

  8. Dear Melanie and Nathan,

    You don’t know us. I first heard about you from my sister in law Jaynee. Since then, I have been praying for you through your first delivery and rejoiced with you when God blessed you with another baby. We do continually lift you both and your little one before our heavenly Father. How He loves You!

    Your faithfulness and trust in Him is an encouragement to our family. We appreciate your updates and the specific prayer requests.

    Keep persevering!

    Joel and Deborah L.
    Redding, Ca

  9. Praying for God’s strength, wisdom and His hand leading you every step of the way while His arms envelope you! May you rest in His peace and love and faint not!

  10. Nathan and Melanie,

    You don’t know me, and I read your website because your way of living your Christian beliefs is so very different from mine and I enjoy reading about those differences. My heart goes out to you, and I pray that your sweet baby arrives safely and according to His will, and that you both have the courage, strength and peace you need to get through this time.

    Lifting you in prayer,

  11. I continue to pray for Melanie and baby Max. May Melanie enjoy many more weeks with the baby inside, and may those weeks be free of complications, worry and anxiety. I praise God for those answered prayers you are experiencing. Kathy

  12. Continue to trust that everything happens for a reason. It may very well be that the baby is in the position it is so that labor will not progress. If it were head down, then the contractions would be more “productive” and could cause more dialiation which is not what we want at this point….so even though it’s current position may not be ideal or good for delivery, it might just be what is keeping that little one inside where they belong, so continue to trust, as God knows what he is doing!

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