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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (15) and Angelee (12) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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30 September 2011

The Day of Promise has Arrived

Precious friends ... The big day has finally arrived! Come 4pm today we will be taken into theater to meet our precious miracle son! Our hearts are filled with the Promises of our Beloved Jesus. This post is our hearts response of praise and adoration to Him because He has faithfully carried us through each day with "heart peace", strength, hope, faith and incredible love. He has coached us in how to stand leaning into His Almighty power, wisdom and goodness and has taken all the fear out of this journey. Today our hearts are soooooo excited. It is the day of promise ... Zac's appointed day to shine forth His Glory. As a family we want to thank each and every person and family who has lavished their love, encouragement and prayers to stand with us in looking to Jesus, the Great Physician in knitting Zac's inward parts intricately and wholly in my womb. We will keep you posted as we rejoice in great expectation at witnessing God's amazing love in action! Our eyes are fixed on Him! All our love, Brett, Janine, Tianna and Angelee 

74 comments:

Momof3girls said...

Praying for everything to go well and for Zac's perfectness.
Blessings!

DianeTaylor said...

Oh my - I am in awe of your strength and courage and most of all FAITH in HIM. Lord, please guide this family through this day, and bring your peace to their hearts. Let your light shine on them, and hold then up should they start to fall.

God Bless - sending prayers to all of you!

The Taylors in Baltimore MD

Anonymous said...

Praying, oh how fervently praying, God rains His grace upon Zac and his family today!

RedeemedbyGrace said...

I am so excited to hear about your beautiful little boy's testimony! Be blessed today! I pray that Jesus will surround you as a family and that you will feel His sweet Presence in the Operating Theatre as your boy makes his entrance! I also pray for Jesus to guide the entire medical and nursing team today! Little Zac...I KNOW that Jesus Himself will carry you from that precious place into this world where you will reveal His incredible love and power today! Blessings Robinson family! xx

RedeemedbyGrace said...

I am so excited to hear about your beautiful little boy's testimony! Be blessed today! I pray that Jesus will surround you as a family and that you will feel His sweet Presence in the Operating Theatre as your boy makes his entrance! I also pray for Jesus to guide the entire medical and nursing team today! Little Zac...I KNOW that Jesus Himself will carry you from that precious place into this world where you will reveal His incredible love and power today! Blessings Robinson family! xx

Allan wilson said...

Guys I get shivers as I speak to Our Creator about His and Your little creation. I have eveyone I know Praying for all of you as I Type and I Claim This Miraculous Interevntion In Jesus' All Powerful Name For You ! AMEN ! Love and Blessings ! Allan

Allan wilson said...

Guys I get shivers as I speak to Our Creator about His and Your little creation. I have eveyone I know Praying for all of you as I Type and I Claim This Miraculous Interevntion In Jesus' All Powerful Name For You ! AMEN ! Love and Blessings ! Allan

Liezl said...

Hey Janine and family.
Thinking of you guys now and your little one. May our beautiful and powerful Creator hold, protect and surround him with His love.
I can just picture Jesus looking at him and beaming with joy as a new little one is born.
xxx
Liezl Verfuss

Anonymous said...

Keeping you all in prayer across the country!
Stacey
Colorado

The Archie's said...

What a precious journey of love and faith this has been. I pray for continued peace surrounding your family! All my love xx Debs xx

Noelle said...

I hope that this day will bring nothing but miracles for your little son. My prayers are with you!

colleen said...

Hi janine and brett,just heard bout u surgery from allan wilson and I am in awe at ur faith in God and has renewed my faith and given me so hope.I have read ur blog and again in awe at how awesome out GOD is and what He has done already for lilttle Zac.I prayed on allans bbm profile for the safe delivery of zac...I have joined ur blog and will keep u all in prayer.
Regards
Colleen
I'm on fb colleen westley newman
Colleen.newman816@gmail.com

Freshly Found said...

Thinking of you right now. Thank you for sharing your journey. God is sooo good.

Michelle said...

I'm praying and praising today!!! Sending you love from IL, USA
Looking forward to seeing our newest blessing!!!!

Robyn said...

Praying for you today. God will make this day glorious.

Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

Continuing to pray...

Blessings and hugs,
Amy P.

Kari said...

I am praying and standing with you and your family today. I have been following your blog recently and am believing nothing less then COMPLETE healing and wholeness for Zac. May God bless you and your family and keep you. May He cause HIs face to shine upon you. May He give you His favor and His peace. God bless you!!!

Patti said...

please know that we will not stop praying for your wonderful new baby- hugs and love from Oregon!!

Pat said...

Congratulations on the birth of your son! God is Good and He doesn't make mistakes. Praying often and with great hope that your son will surprise all around him. God Bless you all.

Pat said...

Congratulations on the birth of your son. May he continue to surprise all those around him. We know God doesn't make mistakes! Praying often and feverently that the doctors have wisdom and you feel God's peace. God Bless You!

GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

I am praying for your sweet boy. I read Adeye's update, but I wanted to come here so you would know that I will not stop praying until your sweet boy is home!!! Love, prayers and hugs for your whole family!!!

Unknown said...

I heard your story through Adeye's blog and I have posted her latest blog entry on my Facebook page to ask everyone for even more prayers for you and your precious ZAC! GOD is Good, he is Great, we all send our prayers for your son.

Behn and Meg said...

Praying for Zac and your whole family today

Anne B. said...

"The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him. He also will hear their cry and save them." Ps 145:17-19 Trusting that God will hear all of the prayers spoken for your beloved little boy!! (((BIG HUGS)))!!

rarejule said...

praying for your sweet son... and God's hands in healing his heart.

with love from MN, USA

Bethany said...

My children and I have been praying for your sweet little baby all day today. I have said some extra prayers for you, Mama, that God would give you the peace that passes all understanding. We will continue to lift you up in our prayers!

andrea said...

Dear Janine -

I am visiting you from Adeye's blog. My heartfelt prayers are with you all over these next 24 hours and beyond.

Monica said...

Read Adeye's post about Zac being born pink, and crying! Wonderful! Congratulations on your new baby boy! Zac is Love in Action!

Monica
www.xmaswarrior.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

I heard that baby Zac has arrived!!! And, he came out pink. Our God is an awesome God!!! We are praying that Zac continues to be blessed by God and that God decides to have Zac be present on Earth to spread God's word.

Gloria said...

I'm coming over from Adeye's blog. I'm knocking on heaven's doors for baby Zac and his lovely parents. I know and I know the Great Physician is at work and we've gotta trust Him to do what He does best. Much much love during this difficult time

Larry Barcroft said...

Keeping Zac, and all of your family constantly in our prayers, knowing that our God hears and is answering
every prayer spoken for your precious son. Waiting,and trusting in Him.
Love in Christ,
Larry,Pam,and family

Myndi said...

Came this way from Adéye's blog. Praying for you, sweet family. *hugs*

Nikki said...

Praying for Zac from Southern California..."Humanly speaking, it is impossible, But with God everything is possible!" Matt 19:26 Amen!!!

Anonymous said...

My name is Heather and I live in Winder, GA, USA. I heard your story on Adeye's blog and I just want you to know that I am praying for you and your little one and I am letting all of my family and friends know to pray for you also.

lizzielou said...

Praying and standing with you for a miracle from Jesus for your beautiful boy!
Sending you heaps of love from Canada

Nealy said...

There is absolutely no way I could pray a prayer more beautifully and perfectly than Adeye, so I will just repeat her prayer for you: I am praying that Zac's heart gains strength as The Healer breathes LIFE and HEALING into those places of his little heart that desperately need a touch from Him. Our God is mending those little parts as we speak. In the sweet name of Jesus. Amen and Amen!

Nealy said...

There is absolutely no way I could pray a prayer more beautiful or perfectly than Adeye, so I am lifting her words up to our Savior: Lord Jesus, I am praying Zac's heart gains strength as You, The Healer, breathes LIFE and HEALING into those places of his little heart that desperately need a touch from You. I am standing on your promises and know You are mending Zac's heart into Your perfection at this moment. In the sweet name of Jesus, Amen and Amen! (from Plano TX)

Emilee said...

Dear Brett and Janine,
I don't know you, but have read about you and your sweet son Zac on Adeye's blog. I want you to know that my husband and I are lifting up your little boy to the Lord, and praying for healing for his little heart.

God bless your family,
Emilee

rosedel said...

A beautiful pink baby boy! I am keeping your family in my prayers.

Carol said...

Congratulations on Zac's arrival!!! Praying for his heart.

mncfi said...

Praying for you and your sweet boy. Thankful for his life and trusting God with it.

Anonymous said...

I read on Adeye's blog that your sweet Zac was born! Dear Lord, please bless this precious baby and his family. May God hold you all in the palm on His hand. Amen.

Lisa said...

Praying for you all. God has his arms tightly wrapped around baby Zac! Looking forward to more positive updates (and picures).

Eight Is Great said...

What a wonderful blessing for your sweet Zac to have such loving and faithful parents as you both. Our prayers are with you all and with your newest addition.

Susan A said...

"Pray without ceasing" 1 Thess 5:7... this is the random verse on my desktop screen... today Adeye's post asked His body to pray without ceasing for your Zac, I will do so. I will go before His throne and pray for your little boy, for him to be healed.

Regan said...

Praying for Zac! Counting it a privilege!

Erin B said...

Knocking on heaven's door with prayers of strength and healing for little Zac's heart. Zac has already demonstrated his love for his family and his determination as he arrived with his beautiful pink color! Congratulations on your miracle baby boy :)

Sandi said...

We are praying for baby Zac!!!

Shelby said...

Praying for your sweet boy right now. Can't wait to see what Jesus will do!!

Rilla said...

I am putting you on my facebook prayer goup list right now.

Annie said...

My prayers are with you all Janine!! I will pray for the Lord to heal your precious child!!!

Bessie said...

Brett and Janine, Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I heard about you through Adeye. Praying that God provide peace and the miraculous healing we know He can provide. May God grant you strength and wisdom to all the doctors. May they see your faith and see God's mighty hand.

Rob and Jordan said...

Im here from Adeye's blog & just want you to know I am praying, in full belief, right alongside yall that the Lord would stretch out his hand to HEAL & perform mighty signs & wonders in the name of Jesus Christ (acts 4:30). I pray in belief with you that Jesus is the same yesterday & today, as He says in His word, & that the God who gave sight to the blind can call what is not in your sweet's heart as though it were. I also want to tell you a snippet of my daughter's miracle story to hopefully give you a little encouragement. LONG story short, she was born with a rare brain disorder & after an MRI revealed several significatn deficits in her sweet brain, we were told the prognosis of her life and normal was "impossible." "She may never walk, talk or have any noticeable cognitive functioning" we were told. And the anniversary of that day is in 8 minutes. Tonight we celebrated what we now call our redemption day. After getting her results, through the grief & pain I know you are WELL aware of, we felt the Lord begin asking us if we believed His word. ALL yes or ALL no. Do we believe Him when he says all things are possible? Etc, etc, etc. What about the gospel of Jesus Christ is realistic or "possible"? NOTHING. But through the grace gift of the holy spirit enabling us... WE BELIEVE. Two years later we have a medically "impossible", unexplainable daughter. Walking, talking & leaving every doctor/therapist she ever sees speechless. Unable to explain how it could be possible for her to do what she does. Now her neurologist says, "The baby does not match the brain scan." "Her progress is utterly impossible, I would NOT believe it if I didnt see it." I could go ON and ON.... I share it in hopes that it stirs hope in your hearts as you pray & plead for the mercy of the Lord to look upon sweet Zac and lift His healing hand of power and strength over him. He has given my daughter's brain what IS NOT THERE & I believe He will give sweet Zac's heart what is not there as well & will risk praying in belief with you. Much love to you all.

LaurenJo said...

Still praying....my thoughts have been you and your little boy all day. Praying praying praying....

Linda said...

Praying for baby Zac in Rome, GA.

Susan A said...

I am going to pray specifically for Zac's valve/s. I am not sure but I think that is what the Lord is showing, I won't take any chances but pray that they are fully healed, restored, created according to His mighty, miraculous working power!

Anonymous said...

just wanted to let you know my thoughts & prayers are still with your family...from Heidi in Australia

Becky said...

A day of promise indeed. God has heard all the prayers for Zac. Actually, Daniel tells us He heard the first time, the first prayer. How amazing is that. And He WILL answer. Zac will be healed because God has a plan for this child that He created.

jahkamakura said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! I will be praying for you all.

Jami Lynn said...

"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save, He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
Zephaniah 3:17

Jodi said...

Hello,
We're PRAYING for you and your precious baby here in Minnesota!

Praying, Praying, Praying! <3

Love,
Jodi

Lorraine, AKA Forever Blessed said...

I just saw on Adeye's blog that your precious baby boy is now with Jesus. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your son on earth. The separation, while temporary, is the hardest thing to endure (from experience). I cannot help but think that our Chrissie is already trying to boss him around (she LOVES to be the 4-year-old boss), showing him the ins and outs of Paradise, assuring him that everything's going to be just fine for his family on earth, and waiting contentedly alongside him for the day their loved ones on earth join them in heaven. While I know you wish more than anything that your precious child were in your arms right now, alive on earth, there is no doubt that your baby boy is in Good Hands, the hands of our Savior, where there's truly no safer place to be. I am praying for you all as you walk this road of grief. If there's ever anything I can do, please let me know. www.AllArePreciousInHisSight.blogspot.com. www.BossYourHeart.com

Rachel said...

praying for you all and especially baby zac!

Anonymous said...

You all have touched so many hearts, may God continue to comfort you all. My heart cries for you all may God give you mercy during this time. Sending our prayers of peace over you.
With love
Colorado

GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

Praying for peace in your heart and those around you. Like I said before... No matter what happens.... he is your son FOREVER!!! You will get to raise him. It will just be at a later time. Sending love hugs and prayers!!

Wendy said...

I am so sorry for the grief you are dealing with. Zac is forever in His arms. Now, he will watch you from above and take care of you. When you are outside and you look to the Heavens, you will feel the warmth of the sun on your face...this will be Zac hugging and kissing you. He will never be forgotten...but missed very dearly. As you walk in faith, may the Lord comfort you during this difficult time and may He forever remind you of His wisdom and care.
God Bless you and God Bless Zac.

Sandryte said...

Hey, dear family! Congratulations on your sweet baby - we've waited for him so much! We'll pray for these upcoming hours to keep you calm and enjoying every second together. We wish you many many seconds, hours, years together!

Sandryte said...

Oh my! I just posted a comment, and then found out about your grief.. SO, so sorry.. I was too quick to post it. And now I have no words to express my sympathy to you. Just be strong and believe in our God. Your little Zac is loved by so many strangers..

Heather said...

So very sorry for the loss of your precious son. Covering your family in prayers.

Stephanie said...

I just wanted to say that I just read Adeye's blog, and I'm praying for you. As his mom, and the one who carried him for so long, I can only imagine how heartbreaking it is to say goodbye. You'll be in my prayers. God be with you. :)

Bethany said...

So so so very sorry to hear you had to say goodbye to your little Zac...at least for now. The pain must be great, but know that Jesus is holding your baby in his arms until the day comes when you yourself will be able to hold your precious, wiggling, perfectly healthy, LIVING glorified son. And then God will wipe away every single tear you cried from now until then. I am praying for you. God bless.

Susan A said...

Dearest Janine, I was over at Adeye's and saw her post sharing that little Zac has gone to be with Jesus. I am so sorry for your and your family's loss... I don't understand why He has let it happen, He must have healed Zac's heart perfectly according to His promises which He has given you, except it is in heaven with Him. (((hugs))) He loves you with an everlasting love.

Jer 31:3b Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:

Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

I am so sorry, praying for His peace and presence to be on you all. He has a reason for letting it happen, we just don't know it yet. Love you all.

Anonymous said...

I will continue to keep you all in my prayers! May the Lord bless you with His peace and comfort.

Laura said...

I just read Adeye's post. I am praying for "heart peace" for you now more than ever! Psalm 94:19