Monday, March 2, 2009

Babies on the Brain

It started this week with me thinking that Baby Buster will be here within the month and that got me really excited. I love when new babies come. It is the most exciting news you can hear from someone. I can still remember the feeling of excitement and anticipation knowing they could come out any day. Oh man how I miss that. (Not enough to have another one just yet though)

But then I was at church on Sunday and there is this couple that just adopted a six month old baby girl with down syndrome. She has the absolute sweetest face in the entire world. I can't keep my eyes off of her. Every week I watch her little bobbing smiling head in front of me. She has already had to have heart surgery though. And I guess the mom had to quit her job because the little girl needs to have tests done almost everyday to make sure that everything is growing/healing correctly. I am thinking about all of this as I look at their family, and realizing all the sacrifices they will have to make now and for the rest of their lives. It just shouldn't be that hard for any baby, or any parent and it just makes me so thankful that there are people in this world that are made to do something like that... 

So we are singing worship and the song that we were singing goes "We sing freedom, we sing freedom, we sing freedom in the name of Jesus." Then the verse changes to healing. "We sing healing, we sing healing, we sing healing in the name of Jesus." As soon as the verse starts, I look up to see one of the dad's hand shoot up, holding the down syndrome baby girl in the other and I just lose it. Not crying... but tears streaming down my cheeks. He, with all his soul, is singing healing for this child and I am a mess watching it. It just moved me.

Then I get news that my cousins wife had her baby yesterday (3 weeks early) but had placenta previa and her body tried to deliver the placenta before the baby. She had an emergency C-section but baby is not doing so hot. So she is going to be air lifted to another hospital with a better NICU. (Hopefully Loma Linda so we can go visit!)  It just again makes me so thankful for healthy babies. The most exciting moment in their life has turned into their biggest nightmare and I just can't even imagine the fear they must be feeling right now. 

So all this sadness and then news tonight that there might (?!?!?)  be another baby for me to love on... oh my!

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