Thursday, 1 April 2010

In All Things Give Thanks

I Thessalonians 5:18

7 days ago, I unexpectedly gave birth to a little girl (about 3 weeks before she was due).

What followed was nothing short of a 7 day emotional roller coaster that has left me so very drained (physically and mentally) yet at the same time so very grateful for my blessings.

And I am blessed. I have been blessed. I continue to be blessed.

After a traumatic (and often ludicrous) delivery - my daughter spent the first 5 days of her life in Neonatal Intensive Care. I had barely time to recover from the unexpectedness of the labour, or the suddenness of the birth before I found myself clutching my dressing gown, watching a tiny baby fight for her life in a sterile incubator... I am still dealing with it all...

But know this - despite being unprepared, despite everything and in spite of myself (*grin*), God proved himself faithful to His word and I saw His Hand move in my situation...

I want to thank everyone who participated in the prayer chain, who interceded on our baby's behalf. Thank you so much for your support - may what you have given return to you sevenfold.

I am now a mother of three whole and healthy children.

I am blessed, and I give thanks.

xx

15 comments:

Maxizone said...

Wow, congratulations and well done!! She is a beautiful baby. Take good care of yourself and try and let go of the emotions connected to the scary part of the birth. You'll have so much more to concentrate on now after all! Aw, much love and blesings in abundance xx

Denise said...

I thank and praise God with and for you! Congrats on the beautiful new addition to the family. Take care, eat well, and rest...as much as you can, anyway! (smile)

Denise

The Woman Inside said...

She is soo beautiful! Congrats on your new addition and even though the path was rough I am so glad that God and his Angels saw you through.
Take care of yourself sweetie!

Brown ButtahFly said...

Congrats, she is beautiful! Glad to know that all is well.

Gigglz said...

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! She is beautiful and healthy and thats what counts!!! Stay blessed!

A Sista Who Locked said...

CONGRATS lady!!! She is beautiful like her mom!

laloced said...

congratulations on your beautiful, healthy girl!!!!!

E. RaMona said...

Congrats! From one mother of three to another, I wish you many, many, blessings! Thank God for her safe arrival and I hope your recovery goes smooth. Take care!

Coco Pebb said...

She is so precious! Children are truly a gift from God! Congrats to you and yours...!!

semantixx said...

Congratulations m'dear - can't wait to meet her! -S and J

Spiceness said...

I knew she would be okay because I know her mother! And her mother is one strong, sisterly, gracious, amazing, praying woman.

She is gorgeous (as expected!)- you make beautiful babies!

Love
xxx

Yahvinah said...

OMG she is sooooo beautiful! Congrats, I am so happy to hear she is doing alright, and hope you have a speedy recovery!

Hibiscus Niki said...

After all of that, you got the greatest gift ever. She is lovely! May you both be blessed with health and happiness.

Detra said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful!

Bajan Lily said...

Heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you. Your kind words are very much appreciated.

:)

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