The date that doesn’t really matter…

Today is the date that doesn’t really matter because it doesn’t mark a special event nor is it the anniversary of anything but some how in the big picture it helps fill in a detail so important to Kobi’s life that I don’t think I’ll ever forget it! See today was Kobi’s original due date. Now I know that due dates are at best educated guesses and the baby ultimately comes when it’s ready be that a few weeks early or late give or take. But this is bigger than a few weeks early. We are talking months early!! 

I think I will remember this day because it’s a testament to how great our God is! It’s a testament to the miracles He did on Kobi’s behalf and are still doing. It reminds me of just how far we’ve come and just how strong Kobi, William, and I are as a family and individually. It reminds me of the long road filled with prayers and praise, love and support that got Kobi home and kept us up when we were tired. This is the day I had dreamed about from the moment I found out what it represented and although it’s not at all what I expected it’s become so much more than that! Today’s date is a testimony of what the Lord can do, has done and will do in my family and especially in Kobi’s life!
Thank you to all those that have prayed us to this point… You know where Kobi is at home in my arms as I type this almost weighing eight pounds learning to nurse a little more everyday scooting around on her tummy and always talking to us… Yeah, this point!! Thanks again and may God continue to bless each one of you and grant you the desires of your hearts! 

Happy 2-months Kobi

Today Kobi is officially 2 months old and what a difference a month makes!! For starters she’s home!!! So that means that she is breathing on her own and her spells are nearly non existent! It also means that she can eat from the bottle and breastfeed too! 

She’s growing by leaps and bounds everyday! Kobi weighs 6 lbs 7 oz and we couldn’t be more excited! She practices tummy time and we are still getting up every three hours to feed her but that’s okay because she still isn’t suppose to be due for another 22 days or so therefore a little extra time spent eating is fine by me! 
Thank you so very much for all of your continued prayers! Your love and support have definitely kept us all fighting the good fight of faith!! 

We know that everyone is eager to see her and we will have a welcome home party for her eventually but in the meantime please remember in the name of keeping Kobi healthy that you can look at her but you can’t touch her just yet! But the minute she is able to be loved by you all with hugs and kisses we’ll let you all know! Thanks for understanding and take this as your warning because we will swat hands away if necessary! We love you all but don’t want our baby back in the hospital over something that could have been prevented. 

On a lighter note enjoy some pictures of our Kobi:
   
   

  
    
    
 

Forward motion!!

Kobi is doing so great! She’s been holding steady at 5 lbs 12 oz and is 17.5 inches long! She has no more tubes and is bottle feeding as well as breastfeeding (which is a completely different ball game)!! She’s grown so much and I can’t wait to live this life with her and William!! It’s gonna be great! Please enjoy the pictures of our Kobi’s progress this past week! And thanks for your continued prayers, love and support!
   
     
     
    
    
  

Marriage Restoration: Chris August’s Restore

I ran across this song a while back and then heard it again recently (I don’t listen to the radio for music very much anymore) and I knew I wanted to share it on my blog as an encouragement to everyone who may be going through a similar situation and is praying for their marriage to be restored. God can do it, don’t give up, keep pressing in keep praying and believing!

Now, I am not claiming to know what it’s like to pray for my marriage to be restored from a difficult situation ( I’ve only been married 4 years) and we haven’t faced any such problems… but I do know what it’s like to wait on the Lord for answered prayers. To cry out to Him for strength. To fill so utterly empty and broken while you wait. In fact one of my most frequent prayers that I am still waiting to be answered is for children (4 years and waiting). It is a battle almost every day, but I go to God with my little faith (all I need is faith the size of a mustard seed right?) and I thank Him for my children that are to come and I recommit to waiting on His timing because I know that His timing truly is perfect…

So just be encouraged in God’s timing and believe that restoration will happen and in the mean time listen to this song! Love you guys and know that I am praying for you and your marriages.

Terri

Launch Day Was A Success!

Yesterday was our official first service as a church and although it was a long hard road to get to this point it, it was a success!

The team rallied together to unload all of the equipment and set up the space to look its best. It was such a hectic day I wanted to take tons of pictures to remember it but with all the work that needed to be done, I only got a few.

I guess the most important part was that we (me and my husband along with our Pastor and his family) got the chance to see everything come together. It was surreal yet so exciting at the same time to see everything that we worked towards for the last year come to pass.

It’s just gonna get better and better from here! We saw a lot of new faces and I am sure that God touched each person in a special way. God has a plan for the city of Miami and we’re honored to be apart of fulfilling it through Bridge Church!

To all those who were praying for us THANK YOU! We definitely couldn’t have made it this far without your prayers! Please continue to pray for the people of Miami, that there hearts would be opened to hearing the gospel and thereby transforming their lives and the lives of those around them.

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William setting out the signs before the service.

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Goty welcoming everyone to our first official service as Bridge Church!

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William speaking on Tithes and Offerings. I love that man!

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Pastor Fikri preaching on Vision the first part of our Winning in Life series!