Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday and four years ago
today, my wonderful son married my wonderful
daughter-in-love. I have been so incredibly blessed.
They have made me a grandmother 3 times and
they had twins so I got to be a grandmother to twins.
It has been a lovely 4 years. When the boys were
born, they were born on March 13th they were due
in June. They were just over one pound each. It was
a incredible time and Ben and Megan were wonderful through it
all. I am afraid, me, Gama was not as wonderful. I was
in fact a coward. I still can't look at the pictures without
crying. One of my lovely memories about this time is,
Standing with my son in the NICU and the babies were so tiny
and hooked up to so many wires. Jack was asleep, but Tyler
was awake. My son said "Tyler", and Tyler turned with his
tiny little face and looked towards his Daddy. His tiny little eyes,
followed the sound of his voice. The boys continue to be a miracle
to me. As are the other 3 are too.

When my son had to make the decision to save the life of the his wife
or the life of his sons, he chose his wife and trusted God. God was
faithful. I think standing and watching my son become a man as I
stood aside and I could not do a thing was beyond anything I could
have ever imagined.

I do not think I have ever been more terrified,
not only could I lose my daughter whom I loved very much but
my son could be hurt so deeply and my grandsons were so early
they might not make it either. You know in those age long minutes,
when every thing you ever thought might happen could be bad, and
then it turns out to be worse than you ever dreamed? That was then.

These are the verses God gave me that day:
He...preserves the way of His saints
the Lord your God...As a eagle stirs up its nest,
hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking
them up carrying them on its wings, So the Lord alone
led them. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but
the Lord delivers them out of all .
We know all things work together for good to those who
love God to those who are called according to His purpose.
The Lord your God is in your midst, the mighty one will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness.

One of the things I learned that with our grandsons, it was the first hour,
then it was the first six hours, then morning, then a day and then a week.
It was waiting and waiting, but our God was faithful.
So on this Thankful Thursday, I am so thankful that My son and sweet
daughter in love got married, I am so glad they have a lovely family.
You know what, knowing what I know now, knowing how much I have
been blessed. I would do it again. Life, sometimes it is hard, but it is
always worth it.
Have a lovely Thursday.


Cindy said...

Reading this story has left me speechless! I love my daughter-in-love as you love yours.....I can not imagine going through the agony you all went through! I join you in praising the Lord that they are all here! I am amazed that you can say you would go through it all again, but it shows how very close and real Jesus was to you all at that time.
I have read some of your daughter-in-love's posts and never would I guess she came so close to living in Heaven. And your grandbabies! Wow, thank you for sharing about this tender time. When you were talking about being outside NICU with your son, I could almost picture the scene.
Well, I guess I wasn't speechless after all! Thank you so much for sharing!
Blessings and love to you all!

Meg said...

There have been many times you have made me sad, angry, happy, excited... Not very often do you make my cry.

Today you made me cry, but in a very good way. I have been so blessed to have found Ben and to be a part of your family. I could never ask for a better mom-in-love. I'm so glad you let go of your son for me. I love you so much.

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Kim: What an uplifting story... Thanks for sharing, you started my day out great...Nancy

Lynn said...

Wow, what a powerful post, Kim. It sounds like you have a family you can be very proud of :) Our eldest son is getting married very soon, and I cannot wait! We, too, are so blessed by the young woman he is marrying. God is so good.

Farm Girl said...

Thank you so much Lynn, for your kind words. God is so good to give Godly daughters-in-love. How often I have felt like Naomi and Meg is my Ruth. Yes, the best is yet to be. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding.

Sue said...

Kim, This is such a heartfelt post, a beautiful love story, and the faith of a young man to fully trust God.I know you and your dh are so proud of him and your daughter in love.
The scriptures that God gave you are so encouraging, I am amazed that when we are faced with issues, how God will give us just the right Word to sustain us. I have experienced this so many times in my life.
You bring so much encouragement to me!!
Enjoy your evening.

myletterstoemily said...

oh, what an agonizing time covered
by His faithfulness.

thank you for sharing this moving

Jennifer said...

Kim, that is just lovely. Thank you for sharing. Your family is beautiful beyond words! I just think of your family as "rising up and calling you blessed". You certainly are! God is so faithful.

BTW, 5 AM?! I thought you didn't have toddlers at home anymore ;)

Jacque. said...

Kim. Every time I read your blog, I cry. To have the faith that you have is so inspiring to me. I am just a baby in my walk with the Lord...and ohboy, do I feel like it when I read your words. Thank you for sharing all that you do.