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EXPECT MIRACLES- Five-Minute Friday

9 Jun

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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16 Responses to “EXPECT MIRACLES- Five-Minute Friday”

  1. Kristin Hill Taylor June 9, 2017 at 8:29 am #

    Birth truly is a miracle. What fun you must be having with these little ones! Happy Friday!

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    • Blogger Loves The King June 9, 2017 at 9:08 am #

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes it’s so much fun. I was commenting to my daughter-in-law about them stopping and smiling and jabbering, and she said she is so busy. I told her that’s why there are grandmothers. LOL! It’s so much more relaxing at this stage.

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  2. Annie Rim June 9, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    Kristin, this is so beautiful. When I look back on my own expectations and see how God has worked through them, I’m always amazed. Thanks for this reminder!

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    • Blogger Loves The King June 9, 2017 at 9:03 am #

      Thanks for stopping by Annie and your sweet comments.

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  3. 3gigglygirlsathome June 9, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    What wonder and joy to have the daily reminder of God’s ability to exceed all we ask or imagine. God is good. Thank you for sharing stories of faith building trials. – Lori, visiting from FMF #20

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    • Blogger Loves The King June 9, 2017 at 9:12 am #

      Thanks Lori. Yes, He has blessed us more than we deserve.

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  4. Hazel Moon June 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    I enjoyed your post on Miracles -and it is true we all are a miracle from God. He has given us the Miracle of Everlasting Life in Christ Jesus for which I am extremely thankful for. Our babies are miracles from heaven and blessed are we when they become ours through birth as God allows from us or from birth in family. Come to think of our Foster Daughter is ours and accepted by our children, even though she is not blood related. God has miracles in store of every kind as we keenly watch for them. Thank you for your sweet comments on my recent post.

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    • Blogger Loves The King June 10, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

      Hazel our twin grandsons are adopted embryos. The love is as great as it is for the other grandchildren. We are all adopted heirs of Him.

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  5. Lisa notes... June 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    I believe that babies are God’s grandest miracles! So glad you are blessed with so many now, Debbie. But what trials you have experienced to get to this point. Many blessings on your grandbabies that are already here and the ones that are yet to come.

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    • Blogger Loves The King June 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm #

      Thanks Lisa. These five may be it, but oh what blessings.

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  6. lynnjsimpson June 11, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    Such precious miracles!

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    • Blogger Loves The King June 13, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

      Thanks Lynn!

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  7. Shannon June 14, 2017 at 6:54 am #

    Indeed, babies are such miracles!
    We were infertile before conceiving, then I had preeclampsia during my first pregnancy. Every time I look at my firstborn (and the second little one with whom we’ve been blessed) I’m reminded of how miraculous it is that they are ours.

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    • Blogger Loves The King June 14, 2017 at 6:57 am #

      It’s a beautiful thing Shannon looking at them and knowing He chose them just for us.

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  8. Robbie June 14, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

    What a great post and testimony of your life and the miracles before you. The Lord truly has blessed you and your family. Look forward to reading more of your post, and great scripture with beautiful pictures.

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    • Blogger Loves The King June 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

      Thanks so much Robbie. Enjoyed seeing your picture at Galveston and your verse pictures.

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