Thursday, May 20, 2010
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.