Lord, I Need You

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Contents

Preface
Your Father Loves You
Three Little Words
ABC's of Praise
Agape Test
Beginnings
The Bottom Line
The Choice
The Collection
Communion
For Esther
Excuses, Excuses
The Final Mercy
Growth
Glimpses of Hope
How Do You Do?
Icky Sicky
Mommy, It Hurts
January
Journey
The last Journey Home
Life
Lord, I Need You
Love
The Answering Machine
Oh, God
Prayer
God's Promises
Questions
Reunion
Romans 1-8
Tears
Too Soon
Time
The Water
A Wedding Prayer
Who Do You See In Me?

Growth

 

The hours pass slowly
Until it is night.
Thank you, God,
For another day has passed.
One less day of waiting,
Waiting
Enduring
One day at a time.

I am tired.
I am tired of
Little appetite
Awkward movements
Aches and pains
That accompany pregnancy.

Sleeplessness
Weariness
Slow motion.

Anxious
Discouraged
Worried
Tense
Fearful
Brought on by the strain
               and hormones of pregnancy.

The hours pass slowly
But they pass.
One more day is over,
One more day of my life
Has passed.

One more day when I prayed for
A positive attitude
Endurance
Strength
And health.

Another day to mark off the calendar.
Another day wherein
The Lord sustained me.
For though I am weak
I am stronger than a few weeks ago.

Not much longer and
This stage will be over.
A new child will enter the world;
A new child will enter my life.

A child long waited for
Whose long journey
Sent me on a journey
Of my own.

One of learning to trust God more
One of increased prayer
One of more openness with others
Whom God sent to encourage.

Baby,
As you grew,
So did I.
Copyright 1997 by Judith E. Garling

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