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Joining Kate Matoung today with the Five-Minute Friday #FMF Girls, and the word is EXPECT. We write for five minutes without editing and stop.
Do you believe in miracles? I do! As I look at birth and all it entails, how can I not?
I’ve seen miracles over and over. I am a miracle, and you are too. Sometimes our God, though, chooses to show off big, and I have had the honor of watching Him do that in my family over and over.
You see for years I walked through miscarriages. I was able to get pregnant, but just could not seem to carry a baby. It took us ten years of marriage to finally have our miracle baby boy through toxemia, c-section because he was coming bottom first, and then later a baby girl who came nine weeks early because of toxemia and pre-eclampsia and she and I almost died. You can read more about that here.
God always has a perfect plan doesn’t He. We were so blessed to have the children He chose for us, and would go through that pain again to know how it would end up today. But both our children and their spouses have walked through even more pain then we did. Both have experienced infertility, a child born with a horrible disease, and miscarriages.
It is all because of this that we have watched God work His miracles. Our 3-year old grandson has a horrible disease called EB, but God has chosen to lighten that disease for him. He doesn’t go thru the pain that other children and adults are. He has some issues, but we praise God they are light. You can read more about that horrible disease here.
If you had asked us over a year ago about having grandchildren other than the two we had, we would have told you we were praying. We were as the kids suffered miscarriage after miscarriage or especially our son and his wife. One day last summer I prayed as I never had prayed. Both girls were pregnant and we had all suffered so much. I walked through this house in tears and actually bawling, reminding God of His promises. In March He blessed us with twin grandsons and a granddaughter all who are now three-months old and smiling and talking jabber to us. You can read more about our three grandchildren and our prayers here.
This year has been a wonderful year just as we expected. We are so very thankful that with God all things truly are possible.
I am not sure why God has chosen pregnancy in our family to show us His love and power, but truly we continued to believe even when there was no hope that God would show His power, and He did.
I expected the year 2017 to be a great one, and it has been more than great. We were expecting three grandchildren in March, and all of them arrived in time – twin boys and a little girl. We now have five grandchildren – 4 boys and 1 girl
We have not been disappointed. They are all three-months old and as I hold them and feed them they all stop sucking that bottle, look up at me, and smile and jabber.
For these little ones we prayed as their Moms walked through trials of infertility and/or miscarriage. It was a very long journey that I prayed and prayed would one day end in grandchildren.
Remember all He has done. Give thanks for all the miracles you see each day.