On Sunday, November 20th, our precious son – Josiah Jisung Lee – was born at 4:20AM, at 29 weeks and 4 days, weighing in at 2 lbs. 6 oz. and 15 1/4 inches long. His expected due date was February 1st, so he arrived into our world about 10.5 weeks early.
Josiah is currently in the NICU at the children’s hospital and is recovering well from his first surgery (which took place on Monday). The picture above was taken on Monday before he went into surgery.
There is so much to share with so many at this point (and many questions to answer) – prayer requests, how Josiah is progressing, how we’re doing right now, what our life looks like, etc. And we will do our best to share what we can, when we can, and this blog may just become the perfect place to do that with you all.
But above all else, there are two resounding truths that are permeating every hour of every moment these last five days – (1) we are just so grateful that Josiah is alive, that the Lord is ever so present and near to us, and that there are so many who are reaching out to help and support us on this long journey and (2) God’s Word is the final authority, He is the Great Physician, and He is not done with Josiah yet.
In the hours after I got discharged and we saw Josiah for the first time at the NICU…when we had to come home without our son for the first time…when we lay in bed praying and crying together for the first time as parents…when I felt the void in my womb…there was a clear answer that rang across the vast unknown of our souls.
This son will be a miracle…a testimony of the greatness of our God and that He is alive and able to do the impossible. All for His glory and for His namesake.
So, we hold onto that truth today. We cannot wait to see how our God will cause His Word to come to pass in our lives.