When I wrote my post entitled, Proverbs 19: And The Sonogram belongs to . . ., I made the comment that my birthday is October 8 and if my granddaughter wanted to come earlier in the month she was due, she could be born on my birthday. Who knew she would take me up on it but shoot for her dad’s birthday — IN AUGUST!!!
So, I’m announcing another interruption to my Proverbs posting, because of a whirlwind week of tears and joy! It reminds me of the Kansas dust storms blowing up in your face, or the Colorado hail that falls so unexpectedly.
You know the Bible says, “Man plans his way, but the Lord directs His steps” (Proverbs 16:9). Yeah, that! There is also the God-created developmental process of a fetus in the womb that has been in operation since Adam and Eve: a baby matures for nine months in the womb before he or she is ready for the outside world! And yet, we now are the proud grandparents of a baby girl who decided after 29 weeks of life in the womb, she had to exit! “Feisty” is the word my son used. My daughter-in-law describes her as “strong and amazing”! I would say those words MUST describe this little one who came into the world at 2 pounds and 11 ounces without needing much assistance, except she does continue to need her man-made furnace as well as her feeding tube 😉. What a precious sight! What a gift from God!
Numerous scenarios run through my mind! What if my son wasn’t home when the water broke … what if they lived much further from the hospital … and what if the baby wasn’t in the high percentile of development? On and on the list goes. My husband and I live 1700 miles away and haven’t met the little gift yet, but we continue to look at one another in wild excitement that the Lord has blessed our family once again!
So as our son celebrates his 36th birthday today, he also celebrates a daughter who was born earlier than expected in his birthday month! What a birthday gift!
We can’t thank everyone enough for praying on their behalf. And we say, please keep them coming.
“For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you,” (Colossians 1:9).
She is four days old today, and yet it feels much longer, but she already graduated off the CPAP machine and no longer needs her blood pressure monitored. Like David proclaimed so long ago,
will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:14, NASB).