Miracle Pie

Christmas Eve 2005 was especially hard for me and the last thing I felt like doing was baking pie. 

My husband, Adams, and I had been praying for a baby for over three years at this point, but despite even the best of medical efforts, I had not conceived even once. The thought of waking up to another quiet Christmas morning was painful to say the least. 

However, it was my job to bring a pie to the “Happy Birthday, Jesus” party that we always celebrate with my family on Christmas Eve. I found a recipe for “Miracle Pie” that my grandmother, Adelene, used to bake and I thought it was totally fitting. I needed a miracle in the worst way. 

I remember crying out to the Lord with every ingredient that I added, reciting over and over again Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Within the past three years He had been teaching me what it meant to truly delight myself in Him first and then hold on to the promise that He would be faithful to give me the desires of my heart…in His perfect timing and in His own way.

He didn’t answer me back that night, but I decided that I was going to give Him all the hurt, all the failed procedures, and all the dashed hopes. As I watched the Miracle Pie rise in the oven, I could feel my hope begin to rise as well. 

We celebrated Jesus that night and even though the next morning was unbearably quiet, I could feel a new year coming.

And indeed it did come. By that next year we were pregnant with our own Adelene and I was reminded once again that He truly is the God of miracles. 

Christmas 2006

What miracle are you waiting on the Lord to do? Share with me.

7 thoughts on “Miracle Pie”

  1. Tammy Cagnolatti

    Thanks for sharing such a private time in your life. It serves as a good reminder that God is always with us. Let’s be inspired and filled with trust, peace, and hope daily.

  2. Oh April, your Christmas 2005 was so similar to mine that same year. We had a birth mom we were talking to, but she had gone MIA the week before Christmas. My heart was so heavy and sad.
    Our next Christmas looked very different as well. Even though our birth mother showed back up and in Feb 2006, our first son Grant was born, he was born terminal and past a way a week and a half later. We were heartbroken, but oh so blessed by his short, precious little life.
    But of course, God is a God of showing up and showing out. After 10 years of infertility and adoption processes, Nov 11 2006 we were blessed with Aidan Garrett Girod!
    Thank you for always sharing your story, your heart, and your love for the Lord with everyone you meet!

  3. What a fantastic, marvelous provision from God! Thank you for sharing part of your life story. I appreciate your faith, and candor. I appreciate receiving your weekly posts. I was blessed by your presentations at Balboa Baptist Church, Hot Springs Village, AR, 2 years ago. (Women’s Retreat). In response to your question, “What miracle are you waiting for?”….I am expecting God to bless me with debt-free, so I can begin to save for retirement, in approximately 6 years. I trust fully, in our Lord, and Savior to provide. I recently incurred a very expensive car repair, which set me back 6 months, on my plan, but the Lord carefully guided me to share with others, my faith in Him, and His will, instead of complaining. Glory to God! What a mental change He has produced! Our God is a mighty God! Happy I took the challenge, to see it His way, instead of mine.

    1. Cheryl, thank you for your comment. I’ll be praying with you for you to be debt-free in 2020. I love how you have resolved to put your faith and trust in Him. Much love to you and Merry Christmas!

  4. Dear Miss April,

    I thank you for your prayer. It is much appreciated. I also appreciate your ministry. Thank you for serving the Lord.

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