Journey to Parenthood

I want to be purposeful about journaling during this time in our lives as we watch our miracle micro preemie, Asher, continue to grow and thrive. I began this blog during my month of bed rest at the hospital while I was pregnant with Asher and his brother Titus. We continue to hope and trust the Lord for Asher's future. This blog begins with the story of how both of our boys came to be. They came about after many tears, many prayers, and many months of crushed hopes. On February 2, 2012, our boys Titus Bauer and Asher Mark were born at just 23 weeks and 2 days gestation. My water around Titus broke at 19 weeks, so his lungs were very underdeveloped. Titus lived 45 minutes and is now living a perfect life in heaven as he watches over his little brother Asher. Two and a half years later God redeemed our story of hurt with a precious full term baby brother for Asher. We are humbled by how the Lord has loved on us in our journey through parenthood.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Loving this quote today from One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer and this from a podcast from The Healing Place Church ....

"When I add up my miracle, I have double from all the wisdom, relationships, and blessings collected on the way. Look at the company traveling with you, and rejoice over the scenery of your 'long way around'. "

In this podcast by Charlotte Gambill, she explains that sometimes God gives us "instants" and blesses us right away, and sometimes He takes us on "the long way around" to get where we want to be. I listened to this sermon back in the spring, and loved it then. I love it now more because it is STILL speaking to me, and it's still something I need to hear. Do I wish I wasn't still on a "long way around" journey? Sure, a lot of days I do to be honest. But this gives me encouragement. There is much to be gained in this that would not have been- had I been given an "instant". I hope this can encourage you today if you are in an in between time, or on a long way around journey.


  1. Robyn,
    Jana Kitts introduced me to your blog and your journey. I love this post about the long way around. I too had a long journey to motherhood but he is faithful and brought me two beautiful children. Praying to your baby boys during this critical time. And for you and your husband to have peace and wisdom beyond measure. Blessings! Jessica

  2. Hi! What is the podcast called from Charlotte Gambill that you are referring to?

    1. I think the title was called "chick night part 1 - your perspective".