Family, Harris'

He Knew

Over the course of the past few months, I realized that God has been preparing me and our family for things for a while. He knew.

God knew we should wait a while before having kids in our marriage so that we would be closer and know each other well before trying to throw in parenthood. He knew we should explore and travel, fight and make up, learn how to be a husband and a wife. He knew.

God knew when we got pregnant with Rory and thought we were going to lose her that He was preparing us for a more difficult time. We prayed that we wouldn’t have a miscarriage and He came through despite what the doctors were telling us. He knew.

God knew when I had a scary labor that He was preparing us for more scary times in the hospital. He saved me and Rory and we give Him the glory for that. He knew.

God knew through all the 13 ear infections in 4 months that Rory would need tubes. He knew she would make it through that. He was preparing us for a bigger procedure to be done with our other child. He knew.

God knew when we were so scared that Ryder’s organs weren’t developing properly at 20 weeks pregnant. He was preparing us for more extreme fear to come. He helped us to realize to give our children over to Him and trust He will take care of them. He knew he was just starting on the impact Ryder would make. He knew.

God knew when we first heard the murmur on tiny little Ryder. He knew what was to come with all of it. He prepared us and kept us close the entire time. He knew

God knew when to show me it was time to go ahead with the surgery. He prepared us to be able to make the best but hardest decision of our lives so that our little baby would not only live but thrive. He knew.

God knew that we needed an extreme peace to wash over us as we prepared for surgery. He knew we needed a HUGE community to overwhelm us with prayers. He knew.

God knew we needed to feel him wrapping his arms of comfort around us as we handed Ryder off to go into open heart surgery. He knew He needed to send people who loved us to wait with us and distract us. He knew Dr. Turner (our pastor) needed to come to provide comic relief and help the hours fly by. He knew.

God knew Ryder would go through major surgery and be healed. He knew.

God knew Ryder’s story would impact so many people. He has used her story to encourage others all over the US. He knew.

God knew that He would not only heal Ryder but miraculously heal her. She no longer struggles to eat. She no longer gets blue. She know longer has a hard time breathing. She is no longer “failure to thrive”. He knew.

God knew that at the appointment today He would blow me and the doctors away. He knew that he would make her murmur that they thought would be there the rest of her life even after surgery would be undetectable. He knew she would gain TWO pounds and make us cry with joy. He knew.

God knows the future for Ryder. God knows the future for Rory. God knows the future for Andy and I. He knows the future for you.

I am so thankful for those of you that have prayed and continue to pray for us. It isn’t all over, but we are close. God is so good. I hope that through all of this I have honored Him… its the least I can do.

I’m linking up with WLW Wednesdays (just a day late!).

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9 thoughts on “He Knew

  1. What an amazing family you have! God has truly blessed you & Andie with the patience he tries to teach others on a daily basis. You are most certainly right that GOD KNOWS! Sometimes in the secular world it’s easy to loose sight of this but when we are faced with trials it always draws us nearer. Hugs & you and Andy! You had done an amazing job on this journey called life!

    I expect to see as many photos as possible of each of you!!

    Love ya~!

  2. Tiffany, you are an amazing young woman. Your faith has impacted my life so much. Thank you for sharing your story so that God can receive all glory!! I continue to pray for your sweet family every day and I look forward to seeing all the pics each day, keep them coming!!!

  3. God knew even though I thought He had decided to no longer bless us with anymore children I became pregrant after hoping for 4 years. Then to have a miscarriage miles and miles away from home! He knew another little blessing was coming, her name Tiffany Alyson McIntire now Harris. He knew!! I have been blessed with the most precious three daughters, son-in-laws and 8 grandchildren. Thank you Tiffany for reminding me of how blessed I am.

  4. Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV)
    13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
    15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
    16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

    Isn’t it wonderful to know that God knew all there is to know about us even before we were conceived. He knows everything about us…the day we are born and the day we will go home to Him. Trusting in the Sovereignty of God completely can keep us from worrying about the present and what we think might happen in the future. May God bless you and your family as you trust totally in Him.

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