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