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.