Thursday, June 03, 2010
Thank you, God
My youngest child Thomas graduated from high school last week. I wanted to stop and say, "Thank you, God." Thomas's birth was such a time of celebration. We have two daughters, now 28 and 26. Our third child was a baby boy. Oh, how I'd prayed to have a son. But Robbie only lived twenty minutes. He was born with a rare birth defect called anencephaly--meaning absence of the brain. We had a small graveside service for him and I can remember thinking, I'll never smile again. My heart will never heal. This hurts too much.
I'd decided that's it. No more children. But slowly, very slowly, I began to feel a tiny spark of faith to try and have another baby. Two years after Robbie died, Thomas was born.
What joy! "It's a boy!"
I've been praying a certain prayer for Thomas since he was born..."that he grow in wisdom, and stature, and in favor with God and man." The Lord is gracious. He's answered my prayers.
I wanted to share my joy with you all today.
Has the Lord answered a prayer for you?
So much love,