Thursday, August 13, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sarah

Hard to believe she's 24 today!
 
 
Most moms approach a birth day with a little anxiety and a lot of excitement and joy.
24 years ago the picture was a bit different for us. Very scary!
 
I had been admitted into the hospital the day before for severe pains in my side.
Even after a battery of tests, they didn't have a diagnosis so specialists were called in to evaluate.
 
I distinctly remember the doctor entering the room and looking us square in the face.
 
"I've determined it to be one of two things: fatty liver of pregnancy or HELLP syndrome. The only course of action is a cesarean.  You have about a 20% chance of survival.  We just don't know about the baby."
 
I was 36 weeks.
 
Later that evening at 8:38 a 4 lb. 5 oz. little baby girl arrived with a hearty, strong cry.
 
 
We were overjoyed and filled with hope. 
I am beyond thankful that God has his own statistical data!
 
I took a trip down memory lane this morning.  Here are few photos to enjoy from my digital archives.
 Honey Bunny, her first pet
 

riding horses at a nearby stable

 working hard on our little family farm.


 Big-sistering


Here are 24 words (in no special order) that describe this remarkable young woman.

strong
determined
early-bird
independent
generous
tender-hearted
creative
beautiful
hard-working
fun
silly
book-enthusiast 
unique
embroiderer extraordinaire
animal-lover
photographer
petite
tea-drinker
nerdy
Whovian
hiker
adventurous
sock-lover
inquisitive
 
 
 
We've had a few bumps along the way in our parenting journey.
I am thankful for love.  For God's love - unmerited, undeserving, unconditional, unbridled, and unlimited!
I pray for this kind of love as we work towards restoration.
I am thankful for forgiveness and grace too.
"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you."  Ephesians 4:32
 
Happy Birthday, Tiny Might!


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    1. Through sickness and in health. Thanks for holding my hand and lifting me up to the throne of Grace during that scary time. I love you.

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  2. The Lord has his plans and we are only here for the ride. Some roads a ruff some smooth how ever the ride have faith the Lord is driving.

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    1. Thank you, Margo. 😊
      We need to get together again.

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