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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year

New Year's Eve....Daniel and 7 of the children went to a New Year's Eve service at church. Abigail stayed home with me and the 3 littles ones. The dial up connection here seems to be a bit faster tonight, so I thought I'd try to blog and give an update.
It has been a tough week. And today was a really hard day. Sometimes the rain comes and sometimes it pours. And I continually remind myself that as the trials fall, so much more abundantly does God's grace.
I walked into my doctor's appt. today with a heavy heart. As I sat in the waiting room awaiting my turn, I silently talked to the Lord as I know He tells us to cast all our cares upon Him for He careth for us (I Peter 5:7). But in reality, when my name was called to see the doctor, I was still carrying many burdens myself.
I felt like I was on the verge of tears and just quietly listened to the doctor as he talked and answered any questions he asked. He ordered me more blood tests and told me that I need to get down to Sacramento to get a Level II ultrasound ASAP. As he helped me up from the exam table he said, "Jaynee, I am scared...I am really scared. I don't say this to my patients...I think I've only said this a couple times in my entire medical career." I told him that I wasn't scared and assured him that I really do understand how serious and complicated this pregnancy is. But I know and rest in the very God who is forming this precious baby boy inside me.
Daniel had the children but was unable to come pick me up right away as he was dealing with some vehicle difficulties, so I walked down to the next building to have my blood drawn. The plan for the day was to go home after my appt. so the children could work on their school, take a good long nap, and then get ready to attend the special New Year's Eve Church service. But due to more unexpected vehicle difficulties, we didn't get home until after 6 pm.
So while I really wanted us to all be together this evening, I knew that #1- the little ones had been in the car ALL day with no naps and were very over tired and #2- the older ones were very excited about going to church after being in the car ALL day too. So I stayed home with some and Daniel left with the others.
We ate supper, and I held Eliseo while laughing as I watched Abigail play hide and seek with Susannah and Nehemiah (Nehemiah always runs a few feet and covers his face with his hands thinking nobody will be able to see him :) ). We did baths, pj's, teeth, story, song and prayer time, and then the house seemed lonely and much too quiet! But it's given me some quiet time to again go to the Lord...and how He strengthens our heart as we wait on Him. Waiting can be so hard, yet it is such a simple thing He asks.
I cannot say thank you enough for your prayers. May I share a few specifics on my heart tonight for which we covet your prayers?
*Mommy and Baby- little guy is doing great; I'm 22 1/2 weeks along now.
*Continued wisdom especially for Daniel and the doctors
*Housing- we are needing to find a home to rent SOON
*Family health- we have all been struggling with winter head/chest colds since we've been up here in this WONDERFUL cold weather! :)
*Working out vehicle problems
*For our brothers/sisters in Christ in our church in Mexico; that Daniel would be able to go down to spend some time with them soon
*Just that the Lord would encourage my heart as it is hard being away from "home", routine, ect... that we would be able to settle in as best as possible under the circumstances
As I look back over 2008, I am truly amazed at the Lord's love and mercy in my life. I can see His hand so clearly; His tender loving care so gently protecting, leading, and sustaining us. Oh, He is so faithful and so good. May His wonderful love fill your hearts each day throughout the New Year.


  1. Jaynee,
    You are so sweet! I am sure it must be so difficult at times. You are being so strong. What a good response to your Dr. when he told you he was scared!
    Each day that the baby remains in your womb is a great thing. I pray that you make it to 37 weeks!
    Wish I could give you a hug!
    Happy New Year to you & the family.
    Janice Gordon in NH

  2. Oh Jaynee....praying, praying, praying. God bless you and your family. Rest in Him.

  3. Thank you so much for updating! We're praying for you and your little guy. I will also pray for wisdom for the doctors and for you and Daniel.

    I'll also pray for your colds--we have the same thing in our family (all 7 kids and dad). However, I'm wondering how the cold weather in California compares to the cold here in Michigan?!?!

    Anyway, we're praying for you and your family. You're right--God is good and nothing takes Him by surprise.


  4. Jaynee, My thoughts and prayers are with you right now and in the future. I pray for your continued health and that of your precious son. God Bless--Fontaine

  5. Prayers from the Central Valley of California. Much love to you all. Jmac

  6. What a wonderful Christian you are, asking for prayers for others when you are in need of them yourself! I am so glad you posted, I have been praying so hard and worrying about your little #12 and you as well.

    I know we don't talk privately, only on this blog but I would llke to say that and your family have been such an ispiration to me.

    I have recently returned to church from a very unexcusable (I was a lazy Christian) leave of absence of too many years. Your blog as well as the Morris family blog have really touched me deeply and heled me in returning to God and introducing my children him.

    Thank you so much. God Bless you in the New Year and make sure to update as much as you can, you keep lot of us worried!!!

  7. Some ladies from church knocked on my door the other day. I did not find time for them. I read your words every time you write them, yet I do not understand your faith. I wish I did. I always feel that something is missing in my life, but I don't know how to believe. Your faith in something so untouchable is truly amazing. Maybe someday I will find the light in your words. I so hope for you and the baby to come through this okay.

  8. Janie... I was so thrilled to see an update! I have been checking everyday but in the last few days have had you much on my heart and have been praying for you throughout the day and night as prompted by the Lord! Obviously, the Lord woke me early this morning just so I could read this and pray for you! (I am NOT a morning person!) :)
    Even though I do not know you personally, I feel close to you and your family and so wish I were closer to where you are so that I could help you! But I know that you are in the arms of our Saviour! I may have shared with this with you before, but there is a sweet little chorus that comes from Mary's song. I wish I could sing it to you but the words are:

    "Be it unto me according to Your Word, My heart responds to You...
    Let there be a performance, of all that You have spoken, for NOTHING is impossible with God!"

    Praying that God will grant you the desires of your heart, give you and Daniel and the doctors supernatural wisdom, heal your body, keep your baby safe, bring health and healing to the entire family, provide the house and car you need for your family! Bring you a sense of "home" away from home and help you to rest in Him!(a big order with 11 children I know, but our God is able!)

    Praying even now!
    Hugs - Susan

  9. You've been in my thoughts and I've been wondering how things are going for you. I will continue to lift you up to the Lord as He brings you to mind -- asking Him to give you peace in the midst of trial, healing in the midst of suffering, and joy, knowing that He LOVES you and is in control of everything. Take care and keep us informed as you can.

  10. Hello Lockwoods,

    Thank you so much for doing this blog. We really enjoy reading about your family and their adventures. I just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you. You come to our minds several times in the day and as we think of you we cry out to God for His mercy upon you. So rejoice the Lord is king, He rules over the kingdom of men. He has a plan and a purpose (just think how patient you will be after this trial, cr. James 1)

    The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!

    In Christ,

    Nathan in Phoenix

  11. Happy New Year!

    I am praying.

  12. You are in our prayers. May God lift you up and give you His peace. May you feel His love surrounding you at all times. Continue to rest in Him. God bless you as you walk this difficult path.

  13. Oh Jaynee,
    Thank you so much for updating us. We think and pray for you often. Hang in there. The weeks are passing and prayerfully that little one will be safely tucked into your arms in just a few months.

  14. Mrs. Lockwood,

    We are praying for you in Minnesota.


  15. I was so glad to read an update. I read your blog often, I am not sure if I have ever commented. I have been so concerned and burdened for your health and that of your little one. But, I have been so blessed by your sweet spirit and attitude of trust and faith in the Lord during what must be a most difficult trial. I just wanted to let you know that you have a friend in Tennessee who is thinking of you and your family and is praying for you.
    May God Richly Bless You and grant
    you the Happiest New Year ever!

  16. Thank you for the update.... We are praying for you all.

    As you know, there's a special strength that only comes when we get weak in our flesh:

    2 Corinthians 12:9-10a, And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities...

    In Christ,

  17. The very God....the Lord God Almighty will help...He is faithful even in the darkest hour, keep laying your burden before Him. Will be praying for you all. I know the path seems so difficult at this time, we just watched pilgrim's progress last night and the way gets arduous at times, keep lifting your eyes above from whence cometh our help.

  18. I am so glad to see an update from you!! I was a little worried.
    I am thinking of you often and praying for all of you!

  19. Praying for you here, too! May the Lord safeguard you and your wee one, and fill you with His peace and joy!!

    The Wilsons in VA

  20. I am joining you with the prayers on your heart.

  21. Dear Jaynee,

    We are lifting you in prayer. Thank you for the update as I've been thinking about you and your beautiful family. I pray that all the details fall into place as He wills.
    Trusting in Him,
    Katie in Maryland

  22. So glad to hear from you again, Jaynee! I will be praying for wisdom for you and Daniel and the doctors in the coming weeks and months. Please keep us updated as you are able!

  23. Oh Jaynee,
    Soooo good to get an update from you. I am praying now that your requests and needs will be met. Remember God is able to grant these unto you. You are so brave and such an inspiration to us all. I'm glad you are in the states for the sake of doctors and family close by. I feel like I am very close to you and wish I were closer to help you out. We have six children ages 17-3 and they are such a help to us I can only imagine how much help you must be able to rely on. God knew you would need it when he gave it to you. Praying that Daniel will hold up to be all he needs to be right now. God can make him strong, too, just like you and he will. Take care and hug the chidren for me. Feel free to write me anytime, I'd love to talk to you. Blessings

  24. I am praying for you! I thought of you the other day and how it might be tuff to create a new routine in a new place. Its such a comfort to be at "home". This to shall pass!

    You are an inspiration to me and many others. May The Father bless you and keep you!

  25. Thanks for the update. You have been in our prayers and will continue to be.

    God Bless and Happy New Year,
    Kim in NC

  26. Hi, I fequent your blog, but have yet to write. I'm so glad that you and baby are well. I've been praying for you both. I have been checking daily for updates. I was really curious about how your Christmas went. Christmas with such a large family must be wonderful. I was wondering what kind of things do you do? Do you have any special tradions? How do you buy presents for 11 children? What kind of gifts did you and your dear husband get? I would love to see pictures and hear all about your holidays. Thank you for your blog. Your children are just precious.
    In His Hands,
    Mary Mangies

  27. Definitely praying for you and the whole family!

  28. I am so glad to see an update with Baby still where he belongs. I have been thinking of you often. We will continue in prayer for you, your family and your son. I'm about three hours south of Sacramento, and wish I was close so I could help out a bit!

  29. So glad to read an update....I dont think I have ever commented but just wanted you to know we are thinking of you and your baby boy.

  30. I have been praying for you! God has been bringing your name to my heart frequently - even in the middle of the night. Bless you - I can see from the other comments God is still giving you a mission even if you had to leave your home for a time. You and your wee one are being held in God's hands.

  31. Dear Jaynee,

    Your post brought tears to my eyes. I've been wondering how you all were doing and was glad to see an update. We will continue to pray for you and yours.
    We have been walking through some valleys over the past two years (Due mostly to my health and all the areas of life affected when Mommy is down)and I wish I could convey how much I am empathizing with you! You are a great encouragement to me and the Lord has used you many times to lift my spirits and bring my focus back to Him.
    May the Lord richly bless you and yours.

    in Christ,

  32. Wow!!! We are praying for you during this difficult time. We have moved twice this year unexpectedly. I know it is hard to be away from your home and routine. Our move back to Idaho in September without a home of our own has been difficult. There are days I feel out of sorts. We too are expecting and at this point aren't aware of any difficulties. I saw some of us in your post. We will pray for you and your precious son during this difficult time and the others needs you listed. We are living with our daughter and son-in-law and at this point do not know when the Lord will open the door for our own home. I hope that someday our family can make a trip to where you are ministering in Mexico. Your family is such an encouragement and inspiration to us. Thank You for sharing your heart. MommaBear9(Randi)

  33. Just finished praying about your specific requests, Jaynee, and will continue to do so! Continue to hold tight to the promises in the Word. Right now Philippians 4:19 comes to mind "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

  34. Oh Jaynee~
    Such strength is needed now. Leaning on the Lord, waiting for each appt, each new day bringing some new challenges. Don't be discouraged as you have so many praying for you and your dear family. You are dear to so many and uplifted at most any hour of the day to the Lord in prayer.

    Here's a bundle of hugs~

  35. Thank you for updating I have been checking in daily and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have been reading a blog for over a year now of a baby born a 23 weeks and boy is she an absolute miracle! Check out olivia and logan. Keep your head up and joy in your heart!


  36. Jaynee, we are praying for you and your husband and your children!

  37. I was so glad to see an update as I have been checking everyday hoping to get word that everything is fine with mommy and #12. I am glad to hear that you and him are doing well, I hope that continues. I will continue to remember y'all in my prayers (as well as all the other prayer requests you have). Hope y'all have a wonderful and restful weekend :)

  38. Dear Jaynee,

    I am praying for all of your requests and also praying that you feel the strength of Jesus behind you and the power of Jesus before you.


    P.S. Not sure if you are...but if so then please don't sweat the schoolwork...your kids seem so smart and there will be plenty of time to catch up later if needed.

  39. Praying for you and your unborn baby...Praying for your family...for your children to be patient and understanding at this time with mommy needing more rest...praying for your husband to have wisdom and strength as the leader of this family...
    God's knows your burdens in your heart and hears your prayers in Heaven...
    Blessings to you...
    I check every week for your family's well being..

    God Bless

    Nadine (in Canada)

  40. Dear Jaynee,
    As I read your responses, I knew that I would have had the same answers, but just knowing it doesn't make feeling it any easier a lot of the time. Praying that God will do a miracle for you and that He will cover you with his perfect peace.
    Love, Amy

  41. Jaynee,
    Thank you for giving us specific things to pray for. I think of you often as you face the days and months ahead. Still praying in Texas

  42. Dear Jaynee, your family is in my prayers! Especially you and the little one.

  43. praying, praying, praying.....
    AmyF from East TN

  44. Praying for you and your family, Jaynee!

  45. Our family continues to pray for yours. Thank you for the update.


  46. Happy New Year! I have been thinking about you, I hope all continues ok with the baby.

    Did I read a comment on your blog from a mother to be in Israel? I was looking to check her blog and see how she is doing amisdt all the turmoil there.

  47. Praying for you from coastal Georgia.

    The Henderson Family

  48. Know that there is one more family praying for you and your baby, as well as the rest of your family. God Bless.

  49. I just found your website and will be praying for your whole family. We are missionaries in Ecuador, and are back in the US now getting treatment for our youngest daughter who has a brain tumor.
    The Lord's love is so amazing. Praying for all of the details to work out.

    Celeste Welch

  50. I just found your website and will be praying for your whole family. We are missionaries in Ecuador, and are back in the US now getting treatment for our youngest daughter who has a brain tumor.
    The Lord's love is so amazing. Praying for all of the details to work out.

    Celeste Welch

  51. Dear Jaynee,

    I am praying each time I think about you. We serve a BIG GOD, and I know His will is best. Take care of yourself. I've been out of town, so I just checked your blog today.



  52. Praying for you and the baby. Wondering who will live in your Mexican house while you are away? Or, do you just leave it empty?

  53. www.babyhomepages.net/tenlittleinions

    Hello in the name of Jesus,
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    Whatever God has in store for you - we know we can trust him. Only be not afraid.
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  54. Happy New Year. I use to live on the Baja too so love reading about your family's adventures there. I'm glad you are able to get back to the US to get the health care you need but have to ask, are you able to get any health coverage or do you have to pay everything out of your own pockets? How are the kids settling into life up North?

  55. Dear Jaynee
    Reading through the comments...what a wealth of prayers are going up for you to our Sovereign God! We add our prayers to those, as well. Thank you for the update. We check often.
    We love you.
    Aunt Linda

  56. Oh Jaynee... we are praying for you, Daniel, and the whole family. We love you and know that Father God will not give you more than you can handle!

    On our knees on your behalf,

    Jess and Charley in Alaska

  57. J--I have so many things I could share, about God's Grace, His Power, His Miracles in my own life, but I know your time online is limited, so I won't keep you....cling tight to Ps. 37:4-7....and as you are STILL before Him, know that His EYE is on the SPARROW(sssssssssssssss--that's 14 s's) ;o) and I KNOW He's watching each of you!

    I will pray, along w/ many other "strangers" for you, for your precious family-for your heart.

  58. Jaynee,
    Praying for those things you mentioned and for you, your family, and your Mexican church family as well. Looking forward to receiving the next update!

  59. I continue to pray for you and your family often. Would love to hear an update on how better to pray.

    Love in Christ,

  60. You are so often in my thoughts - hope all is going well!

    The Wilsons in VA

  61. Please if at all possible, let us know how you are doing.

  62. Hi Jaynee! I was just doing some figuring, here. Based on the fact that you were at 22-1/2 weeks with your last update 10 days ago, and assuming that little baby is still tucked safely inside Mom and doing well, you are now very close to that very important milestone of 24 weeks! Praying that he will continue to be able to stay there and grow and develop for many more weeks before he arrives in the outside world, and that you are doing well, too! Continuing to pray for all of you, housing concerns, your beloved people in Mexico, and everything else that I can think of that is close to your heart! Will keep checking for updates, and trusting in the fact that God is in control and is working out His plan for all of you in these days of uncertainty for you!
    Much love from Michigan!

  63. Hi Jaynee,
    Joanna Dunken here. I am only now catching up with your blog since Thanksgiving, when I believe you were here last and I was very surprised to read that you are here again!
    I was going to try and see you last time but the few days that you were here I had a horrible cold. I actually have another cold (!) but am at the tail end of it. I would love to see you-will you please, as you are able, let me know your contact info.? Please update your blog-I am worried about you.
    I hope to see you soon.

  64. Still praying for you and the baby. Looking forward to an update when you are able.

    Love from Alaska,

  65. Thinking of you all often. Would love to have an update soon.

    Blessings & Continued Prayers,

  66. Jaynee...Is everything okay? Hope and pray that you are simply having a hard time getting to a compter with internet service. Let us know. jmac

  67. Praying all is going ok. We miss your updates. We will continue our prayers on mommy and baby....

    heidi carrico


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