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.