Sunday, January 22, 2012
Our Baby has a Baby
God has blessed Pop and I so abundantly with our "grandblessings'! I feel especially blessed to have been present at the all births of of our grand babies (except our sweet lil adopted Q)...even when we were living 1300 miles from our family. God just seemed to orchestrate everything and Bitty Princess' birth was no exception. The waiting room was full of Bitty Princess' "fan club members" as they anxiously awaited her arrival. Romeo's parents, Pop, and Pretty Princess' sisters were all there.
I was so impressed with our youngest "kids" as they awaited the arrival of their first baby. They were very well prepared. They asked intelligent questions of the medical staff and had their birth plan firmly in mind. Things rarely go as planned for childbirth and as things came up, they readily made adjustments and maintained a calm, controlled attitude...but it wasn't just about their attitude...it was about who they are in life. They did all they could do and then trusted God with everything else.
I think Pop and I have the most incredible sons (in-law) on the planet. They love God, their wives and their children. To have witnessed them in action in labor and delivery is something I feel honored to have seen. Romeo was incredibly tender and attentive to Pretty Princess. He worked hard to do everything she needed. He made sure she was covered and comfortable (as possible) when various tubes were moved, monitors adjusted, and procedures performed. He got her ice chips and whatever she asked for. He ran interference with staff and family. In general, he did everything in his power to be the protector and provider for his little family. What an incredible blessing!
It was a long, difficult labor that could have quickly led to a c-section but Pretty Princess powered through and Romeo supported her in every way. Pretty Princess should probably be renamed "Warrior Princess"! The end result is our beautiful, healthy "Bitty Princess" who is joyfully welcomed by the whole Four Sisters Farm Family.
That night Pop and I prepared for sleep after a long and hard day. He wrapped his arms around me as relief washed over me. I expressed that with each birth I have witnessed, I am reminded just how fragile life is and have to thank God for what He has done. As Pop held me and tears of gratitude streamed down my face, he quietly lifted his voice to our Creator, "Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen."
This grammy has so much to be thankful for. Thank You, God.