Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Blessings

Today I feel blessed to have healthy children.  A friend of mine and her husband are blessed with a baby that nobody thought would have a chance..  Their baby, who is two months old now just had surgery last week to have shunts put into her brain to drain the fluid off that is accumulating.  The surgery went well and their baby is recovering quickly.  My friend was told by her doctor while she was pregnant that she should terminate the pregnancy because the baby's brain wasn't developing normally.  The doctor said that there was fluid in place of brain matter and that the baby wouldn't survive long enough to even be born.  My friend never even considered this as an option.  She said I will trust the Lord and he will take care of us.  Well, her baby was born with full capabilities.  She can eat, breathe, see, hear, etc...all of the normal things a healthy baby can do on her own.  The baby did start to have some fluid build on her brain and since it has been removed she is feeling much better again.  My point is that we should never take for granted the healthy kids in our life and to trust in the Lord's way of doing things.  This baby is an absolute gift from God and my friend and her husband feel overwhelmed by the joy that their beautiful baby has brought into their lives.  


6 comments:

  1. I am thankful that my family and my child are healthy. I hope your friend continues to see her baby thrive and grow against all odds!

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  2. Aww, this is an awesome post. Just goes to show you that the Lord works in amazing ways and that babies are true blessings!

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  3. Reading this gave me chills. I can't even imagine a doctor making that suggestion. You are right - a true gift. Praying that the little one remains strong and healthy!

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  4. Wow, this is a powerful story. I am glad you have seen this oppertunity to be grateful for your own children, and I am very happy for that couple and their child! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This story gave me the chills! Amazing testimony of what faith can do.

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  6. I feel blessed everyday for being healthy, have a healthy family and people close to me.

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