Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you, thank you. I thank God for all of you.

I thank God for pastors. Who, just by being faithful to preach the Bible, prepared us for the various kinds of trials that the Bible says we as believers are promised. I thank God that they are not afraid to preach the whole counsel of God, not holding anything back, even when it may not be the most pleasing to hear.

Pastor Jay & Pastor Emilio thank you for truly shepherding my soul. For all your preaching, and all the times you visited us just to pray with us, ask us how we are doing, and fellowship with us, but especially in this time we went through, thank you specifically for your sermons on:
  • - 1 Peter 1:6-9 (The reason we are tried and tested, produce in us a inexpressible joy filled with glory)
  • - John 9:1-12 (Sin, suffering, and the glory of God)
Pastor Bill thank you for shepherding me for 5 years (right after I became a new convert). You taught me so much about the Scriptures, words just can't express how thankful I am to God for you.

So much more could be said for these pastors, but this will have to suffice. I thank God for you men. You are truly gifts from God for His church:

"And He [God] gave... pastors and teachers,
to equip the saints for the work of ministry,
for building up the body of Christ,
- Ephesians 4:11-12

I thank God for His church. God's church has been a beautiful representation of God's love and care for us. Many churches came together to pray for us before and after the birth of Melody and Madison. The church is precious, is what God shed His blood for (Acts 20:28)

We have been just blown away by every one's love and generosity toward us. I just wanted to list as many things as I can think of that the Lord used yall to bless and encourage us with.

Thank you to the blogging world you have all been so encouraging and have even used your blogs as a way to ask for more people to pray for us. Thank you all for the comments you left on our blog I wish I had time to respond to them all but please know that we do read them and the Lord has used them to encourage us. Thank you all for spreading the word about Melody and Madison.

I was reading back to our post after we found out that the girls were conjoined. I was reading our prayer request list and it was just so amazing how God answered our prayers. Lets reread them together.

The immediate prayer requests

1) God would be glorified through all of this no matter what the outcome is
God was glorified and is still being glorified through Melody and Madison's lives!

2) That God would heal the babies heart and that it would be strong enough to work for both of these babies

Their heart was strong enough to support them both during my pregnancy and even for an hour after they were born. This was one of the most amazing ways that God answered our prayers.

3) That their chest cavity would be fully developed and that their lungs would be fully developed and that our babies would be able to breath

The doctors had previously told us they didn't think one of the babies would have lungs, and they were surprised both babies were growing pretty much at the same rate. Our sweet babies we able to breath not for very long but they were born alive. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Check out this video to see them breath.

4) That I would not go into pre-term labor

I did end up delivering the girls at 32 weeks but I was far enough along that they were born ALIVE!

5) Wisdom for the doctors during my pregnancy and the birth of our babies

All the doctors did such a good job taking care of me and our girls! Dr. Tabor you were amazing and I thank God for you!

6) Wisdom for us, because of some hard ethical decision we may have to make in the future concerning the twins

The Lord worked it out so perfectly, really the only decision we had to make was to chose not to murder our children by aborting them. The Lord worked out everything else!

7) We would be bold witness' for Christ during this time!

I feel like I (Vanessa) failed miserably on this one. There are so many times I could have said more. I know a lot of times we did talk about the Lord's goodness and faithfulness but I could have said so much more. If you don't not know the Lord or are doubting your salvation please read this. There is nothing more important than where you will spend eternity.

Thank you also to our friends and family who prayed for us and spread the word for others to pray. All the visits, hugs, tears, words of encouragement, cooking for us, cleaning our house, watching Kenya, running away together (you know who you are), ect,... can never be repaid. We thank God for you all!

Thank you so much to everyone who brought us food. What a huge blessing it was to be on bed rest and know that my family was still getting fed a super yummy warm meal.

Thank you so much for all the cards and emails we have spent countless hours reading all of them and being encouraged by all the Scripture in them.

Thank you all so much for all of the beautiful flowers
our house was full of life and it smelled really good too!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to watch Kenya
what a huge blessing it was to know that she was safe while I was resting, in the hospital, or going on a quick date with my amazing hubby.

Thank you to everyone that took Destinee to school and picked her up!
We have been very blessed by you all!

Thank you to everyone at Destinee's school
all the teachers, staff, and parents have been such an encouragement to us and have really worked with Destinee to help her stay on top of her grades after missing a week of school. We truly appreciate all of you!

Thank you
Margaret Lake! I don't think we will ever find the words to truly thank you for everything you did for us. Taking pictures at the hospital, taking pictures at the funeral, and even driving us to the grave side and back to the church. You went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for. Thank you so much, we love you.

Thank you Ann Crowell,
Keri Duckett, and all the staff at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center. Even though we were not able to use Ann to deliver our baby at home as planned they were all there to support us through out our entire pregnancy. If I ever had a question Ann was there to answer it (and let me tell you all I had a lot of questions!) She also was so sweet, she let me come in and she would measure my belly, find out where the babies heads were at and we would also listen to the heartbeat. I loved it because it was such a personal touch. At the specialist office all they did was sonograms which of course I loved because I got to see my babies all the time. But it was just nice to have someone get their hands on my belly :) They also prayed over my belly which was always such a blessing. So a big huge thank you to Ann, Keri and all the staff I love you all very much! Oh Ann and Keri also came to the hospital with a beautiful basket full of flowers and goodies to help my body recover. Thank you guys!

Thank you also to all the people who came up to the hospital to visit us.
There was several times we were not up for visitors but when we were yall were there and we love it. Thank yall for the flowers, gifts, cards and yummy food you brought us.

Thank you to all the staff at the
hospital, you guys were so loving toward us and took such good care of us! All off our nurses were amazing!

  • -Dr. Tabor thank you so much for all that you did for us. You are an amazing doctor and I thank God for you. You helped us through one of the hardest things we have ever gone through. I'm so thankful that you were our doctor!
  • - Ashley we will always remember you
  • - Mary you helped put all my fears at ease before the csection
  • - Violet I think that is you name, you included Destinee in everything you did with Melody and Madison after they were born (giving them a bath, doing their hand and foot prints, getting them dressed) Thank you so much you were the perfect nurse to have take care of us after they were born
  • - Senija you my friend, made me walk for the first time (the day after the csection) and made me go to the bathroom (too much information I know), took my staples out (again too much information I know sorry about that) you were a great nurse and a great friend!
  • - And then there was the curly brown haired nurse and I think your hair was in a pony tail you were our nurse on Friday, November 14th. Friday was a very hard day for me it was the day Margaret got the slide show up of all the pictures from the hospital. After I watched it I couldn't hold it together. This was also the day that Jason, his brother and Dad went to make funeral arrangements. Needless to say it was a very hard day. My pillow fell off the bed and I started crying because I was mad that i couldn't pick it up by myself. I was crying over everything and no one was there but my sweet nurse. She just put her hand on my leg and stayed with me while I cried. Thank you for being there with me that day I needed you and you took very good care of me!
  • - If any of our nurses or anyone that took care of us are reading this I would love to keep in contact with you. Please email me Really anyone that wants to can email me I love hearing from yall!
  • - Thank you also to the guy who pushed my wheel chair out of the hospital, you were very funny and I really enjoyed our conversation.

Thank you to everyone from our church
who took time to pray, call us, come by yall were used by God to comfort us.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to get everything ready for the funeral, setting tables, making food, running the sound.
There was so much that went on I don't even know about half of it. Thank you all for everything you did.

And my last big, huge, ginormous THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone that supported us financially. We are BLOWN away by how the Lord used you all to support us thank you all very much!
You don't even have a clue how helpful all the funds are.

I know this was a long post but I hope it blessed you all to see how the church from all over the world came together as one to support us during this very hard time in our lives. We love you all very much even the people we have never met!

Thank you all! We truly thank God for providing you all to help us.

Love you all & Soli Deo Gloria!

Jason & Vanessa Delgado

1 comment:

Ed Enochs said...

Colossians 1:15-18

Dear Jason and Vanessa,

We all love you so very much! Thanks for being a great example of Christian love and service. God is with you guys, love you much!

Sincerely in JESUS, Ed Enochs