Sunday, May 02, 2010

Thank you Lord, Lily got to go home


We get caught up in all the excitment of a new baby, the showers, the gifts, the babys room. The anticipation waiting for the call seems to feed into the the mounting tension that both mom and dad feel. Everyone touching your stomach, talking to it, asking how much longer. You get tired of hearing, you look huge, are you having twins, and other statements that are supposed to start conversations but sometimes are just irritating. But what happens, after waiting all those months and the baby is born with a problem. As we celebrated the birth of our newest grandson I awaited the news from a friend about her grandbaby, still yet to arrive. I was basking in the happiness and new experiences that our youngest daughter was now finding herself in. Its so refreshing to once again be needed, called and asked advise. Just when I thought they had it all figured out, they need their mom. After all there is this new person that they are responsible for and they are afraid they might mess it up. And "what should I do for this and that" ahh, I love it. But then the call came, my girlfriends baby had been born but there were problems, heart problems and her daughter, a first time mom could only sit and wait and pray with empty arms. There wasn't the opportunity to cuddle with her newborn, she was faced with medical terms and fear right from the begining. We are all praying for Lily! She has had to undergo surgery and may need more but for now we recieved an email that she finally got to go home. She is doing well and we will continue to pray. So today, if you are thinking about it, and everyone is healthy and happy in your family,  maybe you could say a prayer for Lily and her family. I sent this card, a small little painting I did of her from a photo they had attached to an email, for Lily.

11 comments:

aktmanda1122 said...

What a beautiful painting, God Bless our Mothers!!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

What a good friend you are - they will love the painting you did of their beautiful little girl. I am sending prayers to you and your friend, and her daughter and their family - and especially their new little daughter.

AllyJoneso7 said...

That's beautiful

Cathy Gatland said...

What agony for a new mom - glad Lily's home and may she grow stronger by the day. Beautiful painting of a precious little girl.

Liz Steel said...

I will do... we take so many things for granted.
Lovely sketch!

Cindi said...

thinking of lily and hoping she is doing better each day.. what a beautiful gift, desiree~~ they wil cherish it forever!!

Joan said...

This has such a soft tender feeling to it!! Congrats to you and your family on another addition. I will say a prayer for Lily and your friend's family. It is a shame that such a happy time has to be tinged with worry about her health. All the best!

Beth Parker said...

I gasped when I opened this blog post, Desiree! What a beautiful painting, obviously done with love in your heart for little Lily, her parents and grandparents. I'll send my prayers for her continued progress and good health.

WillyA安恬 said...

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Melissa Fischer said...

What a beautiful way to ask for prayer-- I will be praying for little Lily and her family, and your painting will be a visual reminder.

Desiree said...

Thank you everyone, you are all so kind and generous with your comments. I am so glad to know that you will all be joining me in praying for little Lily.

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