Dear Jaxton… {We get to meet you tomorrow}

Dear Jaxton,

The time we have been waiting for will finally be here tomorrow. Words can not express how excited I am to see you, meet you, hold you, love you. I am so proud of you already. For just your existence has changed the world. What a legacy to start your life with! We have been praying for you since before you were conceived and as we continue to pray for you, I want you to remember all the things I have already told you, but especially this: You are in the hands of an Almighty God who loves you even more than I ever could and I am so in love with you.

I have been pretty calm up to this point. We are just waiting to see what God does. I am most anxious seeing your beautiful face then you will be whisked away from me for about 2 hours. I am terribly saddened by this, but your awesome daddy will be with you every moment. He will be loving on you with his whole heart. I will be eagerly be waiting to have you back with me. Just in case you didn’t know, your daddy has been to almost every single appointment you have had. He loves you so much that he would sacrifice just about anything for you. He has kept me strong this whole time and deserves a medal for best Hubby & Daddy!

I have been holding on to my faith even though it may be smaller than a mustard seed. This sunday’s message was perfect for reminding me about the miracles that God does and how he loves to give. Even though it is the day before we meet you and nothing has changed in your prognosis {even adding VSD/hole in heart last week} we still know God can work. It’s not about if I prayed the right words, how many times I prayed or fasted. I can’t hold these things over my head, but I know it will be a battle.

I will be so excited to rejoice like Hannah did:

“I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.” – 1 Samuel 1:27

Packed and ready to go!

*  Interested in following the birth tomorrow? *

My friend Aimee Loeser will be updating the blog tomorrow with all the details.

We are scheduled for the c-section @ 4:00pm (Indiana time)


49 responses to this post.

  1. praying Lisa and Josh. And sweet Jaxton…we can’t wait to meet you.


  2. Posted by Janna on February 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Good luck Lisa! I will be thinking about you and your sweet family tomorrow!


  3. My sweet friend Lisa, you too are in the hands of an Almighty God who loves you more than you can imagine! I know you are anxious and ready to see that baby’s beautiful face tomorrow! I will be praying for you guys tonight and tomorrow! You have been such an inspiration to me, and I KNOW thousands of others in the last several months. Jaxton is a very blessed little boy to have you for his mommy! I love you and pray for God’s comfort and peace over you as you get ready to meet this sweet angel we have all come to know and LOVE!!



  4. i will be praying for you and with you, lisa.

    these lyrics popped into my head while i was reading and starting to write this comment…i hope they bless you today.
    “God is bigger than the air we breathe/the world we’ll leave/God will save the day/and all will say My Glorious”
    (“my glorious” by delirious)


  5. Posted by Sheilah Santos on February 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    we will be praying for you guys, especially for baby jaxton.


  6. Posted by michelle tice on February 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Lisa, I love you and Jaxton, Jake and Josh so much! I just CANNOT get you all out of my mind. I wish I could be there with you all tomorrow (as does my sister) but I know we will be there in spirit! I’m gonna rob a line I read on your blog not too long ago and it’s one I have repeated often…. I can’t wait to see God show up and show off! To Him be ALL the honor and glory FOREVER!!!!
    In the sheltering love of our Father,


  7. Posted by Brenna Cook on February 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I will be there tonight!!! I wish you the safest delivery!!! 🙂


  8. Posted by Lynnette Anderson on February 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    We will be praying for/with you and yours as a family tonight, on our knees…..Lord, hear our prayers.
    I can’t help but see God’s hand craddling Jaxtons head in the center (#2) ultrasound picture. What a beautiful picture of your sweet baby. May you feel our Lords peace, calmness, spirit and hear His oh so quiet voice as you lay still tonight trying to sleep.
    Love and Blessings to you and yours,
    Lynnette and the whole Anderson clan.


  9. Posted by Lindsey Ripley on February 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Lisa,
    I do not know you…I am a friend of Michelle’s from HS and I saw her post about your beautiful son a while back. I have been secretly reading about your family, never feeling the need to comment (especially since I don’t know you, I somewhat feel like a stalker! so sorry!) but after reading today, I just wanted to tell you good luck tomorrow! I wish you many blessings and much love for the amazing day you finally get to hold your son! I will say a prayer for you and your whole family tonight (and tomorrow)! You have truly inspired me! As a new mother, I am completely amazed at your strength, courage, faithfulness and most of all your grace! Thank you for sharing your story!
    Lindsey Ripley


  10. Praying for you all. Wishing you a safe delivery and speedy recovery. Can’t wait to hear all about Jaxton!


  11. Posted by cheryl yost on February 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    We are praying!!!!!!


  12. Posted by miranda fletcher on February 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    we dont know eachother but a friend of mine terresa knows you. i also have been secretly reading your blog and sending so many prays your way. you have touched me in so many ways and have opened my eyes to the lord again and how he CAN and WILL work miracles for you and little jaxson. good luck tomarrow and i will be sending many more thoughts your way. thank you for your blog and opening my eyes once again
    miranda fletcher


  13. Wow! It’s already time! Praying for all of you


  14. Posted by Kristi on February 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm


    We do not know each other and I have not posted before now, just read and prayed with/for you and your precious family as my friend Michelle Tice had encouraged us to visit the blog in the past. I have two sons and know how much you already LOVE this little one you are carrying and get to meet tomorrow! What a joy he already is! 🙂 I will continue praying for you during the delivery and days ahead and I know that the Lord is so good and will be with you both! As I was praying for Jaxton today, I was praying the verse I have prayed diligently over my own children.

    JEREMIAH 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    Blessings and prayers for you,


  15. Posted by Jennifer on February 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Sending love and prayers to your wntire family!


  16. Posted by Kathy Roberts on February 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Psalm 27:14
    Wait for the LORD;
    Be strong and let your heart take courage;
    Yes, wait for the LORD.


  17. Posted by Mariel Jeffcott on February 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I will be praying for peace that passes all understanding for you and your family. Take comfort knowing that God WILL completely heal Jaxton weather it be here on Earth or in Heaven with him!


  18. Prayers from Atlanta tomorrow. Our God is a Great God!


  19. Posted by Debbie on February 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I have never seen such clear, perfect 3d pics. What a gift. Crying and praying over every detail I can imagine. So glad I have tomorrow off so I can just pray and pray! Love you guys!


  20. Posted by Christine Martinson on February 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    We will be with you as your brothers and sisters in Christ


  21. Praying you will know God’s love and power carrying your whole family.
    The Manns


  22. Posted by Ali on February 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Lisa and Josh:

    Praying for you and Jaxton “without ceasing” and for the awe-inspiring thing God plans to do tomorrow in your lives and in the lives of Jaxton. Your faith has inspired so many and you have refreshed the hearts of the saints. May God cover you with a blanket of peace that passes all understanding tonite and tomorrow.



  23. Posted by Brianne Wolf on February 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Praying, praying, praying, praying for you, Husmann family!!!!!!!!


  24. Posted by Brandee on February 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Your story has been inspiring! I even sent a prayer request to our pastor with a link attached to your story and I commented how you have showed faith of a mustard seed much to my suprise todays picture says that! I pray that all of you will be blessed with even more amazing miracles!


  25. Posted by Gary Bolenbaugh on February 22, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Cindy and I are joining with you in prayer. May you feel God’s love, peace and protection all day!


  26. Posted by Trisha leon on February 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Lisa, I am praying for you , Jaxton and your family tomorrow. I am so thankful you have allowed me to have been a prayer partner with you on this journey (as I will continue to)! Your faith is such a testimony!


  27. Posted by maureen hindman on February 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Praying for all of the Husemans!!!


  28. Posted by Rebecca on February 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    We are praying for you Jaxton! We know you get your strength from the Lord and he will bring you into this world to be a strong soul just like the rest of your family! God Bless you!!!!We cant wait to see your beautiful face!!!!


  29. I will be praying for you!! God is in control!!


  30. Lisa, you don’t know me but I did YL with your husband in college. I want to thank you for blessing us who have read your blog with your vulnerability and openness before God and us. I want you to know that you have a prayer blanket spread out for your family around the world. My team and I here in Chile have been praying for your family for months, and my prayer partners in the US as well are praying victoriously over Jaxton. I pray that our glorious and gracious God’s purpose be served in this little one’s life, who has already impacted so many before even taking his first breath. May God’s armor be upon you and be blessed.


  31. Posted by Megan Glover on February 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I don’t know you (I went to school with Lori) but I just read your blog and I do have to say your quit a strong inspiring person! I wish you and your family the best of luck tomorrow! I will definitely be following up:) You, your family, and Jaxton(btw love the name) will be in my prayers now and always! God bless:)
    Megan Glover


  32. Lisa,
    I can not wait to meet your sweet Jaxton tomorrow… You will be in my prayers tomorrow as you are already… Praying that the Lord covers you with His strong arms of love, comfort, and great peace. Praying for healing for little Jaxton… May His presence be felt in the delivery room tomorrow:)


  33. Lisa, I don’t know you, but stumbled across your blog yesterday. I am amazed and humbled by your beautiful faith. I too will be praying for you tonight and tomorrow and look forward to your blog updates.

    Many blessings….Hallie


  34. Posted by Suzanne Weber on February 23, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Lisa, I work with your mother-in-law. I met you briefly when Josh spoke in UC. I will be praying and fasting for you and your family today. And I will “give God thanks in all things”.


  35. Posted by Tricia on February 23, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Hi Lisa,

    I found your blog via Aimee Loeser. My family has walked through some similar heartache, or so it seems. My sister and her husband (who actually live in an Indy suburb–maybe close to you??) lost a baby boy at 18 weeks in August 2008. His name was Cooper. Then, six months later, they lost a girl, Callie, at around the same time in my sister’s pregnancy. Both were because of separate genetic disorders. To meet my little niece and nephew months before they were to arrive in this world…two of THE hardest days of my life and the lives of my family members. BUT in God’s faithfulness, He has brought healing (though we will NEVER forget those two little babies) AND the blessing of a healthy baby girl, Camille, who is now 10 months old. My heart resonates with stories like yours, and I am PRAYING from the Indy suburbs today for little Jaxton’s birth. Our God is a miracle-working God and I am believing Him for big things for your family.

    In Him,
    Tricia Allen


  36. Posted by Jessica on February 23, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I don’t know your family and heard about your story because one of your friends posted a link on a birth board I belong to you. Just wanted to let you know that my family is praying for you!


  37. Posted by Kimberly Johnson on February 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Dear Lisa,
    I have been reading your blog – You have AMAZING strength and faith! We met at PFB – (maybe once) I just want you to know that my family is praying for you and your family today and for the next few months as whatever the outcome is, your life will be different. I hold you close to my heart as I pray that today, you and Josh will see the fingerprints of God’s love as you hold your amazing God given son.


  38. Posted by Denise Hendrickson on February 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    We are praying for all of you. We celebrate your life, Jaxton, and are so thankful that God lives in the scope of eternity and does not look at the physical but the spiritual. As You used Joseph to save Egypt and draw them to You, as You used the Israelites to make Yourself known not only to Egypt, but to the whole earth, use Jaxton’s life for your redemptive purposes, Lord. “But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you and that my name may be declared in all the earth.” Ex 9:16 He is your healer, He is your God, He is your King and you reign with Him. He loves and cherishes your every heartbeat. God pour out your portion over the Husmanns this day. “For you will go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will claps their hands.” Is 55:12


  39. Posted by Donna Webster on February 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Lisa and Josh, You have many people here at Randolph Eastern and Union City praying for you and all your family. One thing we know for certain – God loves Jaxton – and He loves all of you.


  40. Posted by Liz on February 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I have been thinking about and praying for you today. How exciting to finally meet Jaxton!


  41. Posted by Lisa Bodach on February 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    You don’t know me, but I’m a cousin to Josh and Kristen Greene. Praying for your family today.


  42. Posted by Julie on February 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Josh, Lisa, Jake,
    WOW!!! I am from Union City and have just read through your entire blog! VERY powerful! You will be at peace tomorrow; no matter the outcome. I can just feel it! I will be praying for you and your family! Best wishes and God Bless! Julie


  43. Posted by Amber Gerhart on February 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Lisa! I know today is your big day to have your precious baby boy. I actually just found your blog today through Audrey Stith. We attended the same church. I read your are originaly from Glendora, so am I. I am sitting at work reading all about your family and your journey and my eyes are filled with tears as i’m learning about all the things that Jaxton has encountered in his young life so far. I will be praying for you all day today and thinking about you and your family. We serve an almighty God who has such love and grace for each and everyone of us. You are truely an inspiration with your words and heart. Blessings upon you and your family. I have no children yet, but my heart hurts for you. Sending peaceful thoughts and love and prayers your way…..

    Your sister in Christ,

    Amber Gerhart


  44. Posted by Adam on February 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I know I dont personally know you, but want to you know that you are being thought of and in my prayers.


  45. Posted by Angie and Rob Rice on February 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Praying for you and your family. May God lift you with all of his strength and amazing grace as you welcome your “BLESSING” into the world.


  46. Posted by Carolyn Neargarder on February 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I am Philip Brewers mother in law. I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family. Philip, Hailey and MAddox have been held up so firmly by prayer and I want you to know that you are too. Whatever the future holds know God and all his angels surround you.


  47. Posted by Jodi on February 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I heard of your blog via I’m currently 13 weeks pregnant and after having a preemie with my first son I’m petrified in what may happen this time. Your strength and trust in God is amazing, I wish I could trust in him the way you do. I want you to know that your son has already touched people from Coast to Coast (I’m in Northern California). I’ll pray for you and your baby. I hope you have a wonderful delivery, although not the experience you’d wished for..I’ve been there and when you see his face although not right away….you’re love will grow even more. Goodluck to you and your Miracle Jaxton.


  48. Posted by Ashley Nottingham on February 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    You probably don’t know me, but my sister, Leslie Hill went to school with Josh in UC…..My daughter, Jordan was born with a Giant Omphaolocele Nov. 19th 2007. I found out at 20 weeks into my pregnancy and I can definately relate to you situation at a small level! After reading your family’s story and about the struggles with your new baby boy, my heart aches for all of you but just as my daughter was born almost 3 1/2 years ago she is in perfect health now! After cardiology, nephrology, geneology, and a whole list of other specialist that we came in contact with just days after she was born, we found Jordan was born with only 11 sets of ribs, the small hole in her heart had closed, and her right kidney is half the size of her left kidney and the right kidney was functioning just as if it were regular size! I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God had my baby girl in his hands from the very beginning, even when I doubted every step of the way! Now Jordan walks around worshipping Jesus and asks everyday if we are going to “Oh Happy Day” (Freedom Life Church in Winchester, IN)! I hope this is some encouragement for your family and even when things seem so impossible, you just have to “stop doubting and just believe” John 20:27 Your faith in God will be honored! My husband, Jordan, and myself will pray some special prayers for you and your little guy! God Bless!


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