Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How one little person can change your entire life....

Happy Birthday to my precious son... whom I love with all my heart...

A year ago today, I went in for my normal weekly appointment at the doctor as we still had a few weeks before Baby Rhyne's due date. Because he seemed small and wasn't moving a lot... the doctors decided I needed to be monitored... then be moved to the hospital for more monitoring... then they decided to induce me. I wasn't expecting to have a baby that early!!! Several hours later, with family in the waiting room... Noah arrived... a little bitty 4 pound baby boy... and we prayed for his breathing, we prayed for his blood sugars, we prayed for his little life. All the nurses that came in and doctors as well, called him a miracle baby. Two doctors told me that if my appointment would have been a day later, he would have most likely been still-born. Through all of the complications... God was good and faithful, as always, and Noah did great and has continued to do well over the past year.
When he was two months old, our lives changed drastically. We found out that due to his hypothyroidism we could not return to our home in the sandbox... now, a few months later, we are learning French, not Arabic... we eat croissants, not fava beans and falafel. Each day brings new things with these two little treasures... trials, joys, this is life I suppose. You think you are going in one direction and the Lord can change it in a moment. We are learning each day and being transformed into the Lord's likeness.This life that I live, it's not my own... it's His. He can do with it as it pleases Him. I'm thankful He has me on this journey... to know Him. It's hard, but worth it.