The story of Olivia Hope

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Heaven's Very Special Child

Just a small example of how people are thinking about us and praying for us is the poem that I am going to share with you all. Most of you know that my dad is a pastor and his congregation has been an amazing support through all this with their prayers and love for us. They have encouraged and blessed us in many ways. I don't know who but someone stopped in to give my dad a copy of this poem to pass on to me. It doesn't exactly fit our situation but it echos many of the ways that people are praying for us. It was written by a lady who is now in her 90's and had a daughter with disabilities. Her daughter is now gone but this woman continues to write poetry mostly for people with disabilities. Watch out, it's a tear jerker!

Heaven's Very Special Child

A meeting was held quite far from Earth; it was time for another birth.
Said the angels to the Lord above: "This special child will need much love.
Her progress will be very slow; accomplishment she will not show.
And she'll require extra care from folks that she will need down there.
She will not run or laugh or play; her thoughts will seem quite far away.
So many times she will be labeled "different", "helpless" and "disabled."
So let's be careful where she's sent - we want this child to be content.
Please, Lord, find some parents who will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away the leading role they're asked to play.
But with this child sent from above comes stronger faith...and richer love
And soon they'll know the privilege given in caring for their gift from Heaven.
Their precious girl, so meek and mild, is Heaven's very special child."

No new news. Olivia still remains very active in me and we are still taking it one day at a time and praying for her healing and for strength, peace, comfort and also the testimony that we have right now. Thank you all for your love and prayers for us.


  1. Jen and Andy, I just wanted to let you know that my family and I are praying for you every time we think of you. God is great and He is above all things. Anything is possible with God!
    Roger, Zandra, Ellie, Daphne, & Savannah Bostwick

  2. Jen-Thanks for your comment, because I didn't realize you had started your blog- good for you! Looks like you figured it all out, and your writing is quite eloquent. I will follow....

  3. Jen,
    I was directed to your blog by Kathy and I have been deeply challenged and encouraged by your faith and transparency in the midst of this trial. I just wanted to thank you for your blog. It has been a great encouragement in my walk with the Lord and a constant reminder of how great our God is!
    I have been praying for you and Andy and this precious child.... I will continue to pray.
    With love,
    Dawn Flood