Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gift from Above!

I am a little behind on my post but God gave us another gift on March 12. 7 lbs 12 oz, boy #3, we stuck with the C name and named him Carter. I really won't be able to get their names right now! Colin, Carson, and Carter. Wild, Wilder, and hopefully not Wildest! I love my boys and wouldn't trade them for the world.

I am truly thankful for God's presence in my life. When our second son Carson was born I was only able to hold him for a second and they had to take him off to ICU. His little lungs weren't working quite right and he seemed to struggle for each breath. The first couple of days of his life were difficult. I found myself on my knees in the hospital chapel, praying for God to strengthen his body, strengthen his lungs. God answered my prayers as well as the many others praying for him. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:6-7. On April 6 that will have been 4 years ago. Three weeks ago after the birth of our third son Carter, I found myself on my knees again in that same chapel. Only this time I was there to offer praise and thanks to God for the birth of our healthy little boy. "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Give thanks to God for everything, good and bad. God is in control and God loves His children. Put all your trust in Him and He will give you life, He will give you peace, He will give you love, He will give you comfort, He will give you joy. Thank you Lord for the gifts of life.