Friday, February 12, 2010

A Baby Day

Yesterday, I watched the miracle of morning. The sky contracted. Silent heaving. Pushing. Darkness disappeared. A baby day was born. Fragile. Wrinkly. But pink with promise.

I so needed this reminder of God's promises.

You see, the past few days have been rough for our family.

Tuesday night, my nephew, his wife, and three of their daughters were in a car accident.

Jody had surgery Thursday morning. He faces one more operation and physical therapy. Kim had surgery Thursday afternoon.

Six-year-old Mary Kate is still in the hospital. McKenzie was released Thursday night. Sara, three months old, wasn't injured at all. And four-year-old Grace wasn't in the car when the accident occurred.

We hope that Mary Kate will be released today. But the doctors haven't mentioned a going-home date to Jody or to Kim.

Yeah, these days are tough. Tense. Stressful.

But you know what? It's been amazing to see how our whole family has come together to show their love and their support.

Jessie, my niece, has had Sarah since Wednesday night. Keiva and Trey--my kids--drove to Birmingham to pick up McKenzie from the hospital. So, now Jessie has both babies. Big Sis helped with the babies yesterday. Keiva is helping today. JP (second sis) has been to the hospital several times. And Candace, another niece, helps each day when she gets out of class.

You know how things are today. We all have our own families, jobs, school, and other responsibilities that require our time and attention.

I could go on and on with how each member of my family is helping, but I think you're getting a pretty good picture of their love in action.

Now, please don't think that we're a perfect family. We're not!

At times, we're a faultfinding bunch. Ready to fude. Ready to fight.

One word can light the fuse.

But when days come like the ones we've experienced this week, we lay our arguments down. We reach up. We reach out. We help out.

I'm thankful for my family.

I'm thankful for the special reminder that our loving God gave in yesterday's early morning hours.

That each baby day brings His promises to light.

The promise of hope. The promise of help. The promise of healing.

May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in You (Psalm 33:22).

post signature

p.s. We're trying not to spoil these babies, but it's very hard. They are like so adorable!


  1. I loved the description of the new day in your first paragraph!

    I took time to pray for your nephew and his family. This didn't blindside the Lord even though it has taken your family by surprise. Rest in knowing that He is overseeing their care and healing. The verse you ended with is one of my favorites!

    I'll check back for updates.

  2. I'm so glad no one was hurt any worse and I pray they'll all be home and well soon.

    Thank you for sharing that scripture at the end. Today God is reminding me that his love is unfailing. I'm so thankful!

    Your blog is a blessing, Deb. :)

  3. I'll be praying for your family!

  4. Where would we be without the promises of God? Knowing we can hold fast to his Word even in the most difficult times. The fact that your house is still standing, foundation unmoved, in the midst of this storm is proof yet again that what he says in his Word is absolute truth.

  5. Deb,
    I got your email ... so sorry your family is going through this. I pray everyone makes a quick and full recovery. In crisis, we find out what family is made of, don't we? I'm going to try to call you tomorrow. Hopefully we can connect, if even for a little while. Hugs to you!

  6. True love in action, Deb -- what a blessing. Love your post and your closing verse.

    I'm praying for your family and that He continues to reveal His promises to you in each baby day.

  7. Will be praying for those whoe are still in hospital...may God touch them with His healing hands.

    Love your post!

    So encouraging, so warm...

    Love in action.

    Happy hearts day!


  8. I'll be praying for healing, and for strength! God bless :o)

  9. i love the Lord and His Word soooo much!

    i love new babies too!

    praying for healing in your family!

  10. I am sorry this has happened but so glad your familty is coming together to love and to support. It is also awesome that you are seeing God in the midst of it. That is all he wants after all isn;t it? For our focus to stay on him. I pray for a quick recovery for your family. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Horrible news but I was relieved to read that things are looking up and family is coming together to help. I will be praying for your family!

  12. Deb, I'm so sorry, but glad your family is there to help. I pray the surgeries and rehab will go well, with quick healing. God Bless.

  13. Reaching up and reaching out...

    The right and good order of things. Up first; out next.

    prayers and peace to you~elaine

  14. I'm praying too for your family. You were just in an accident and now your family members. Going to pray harder for the enemy to get his hands off you guys. And about spoiling those babies....I would go for it. ☺

  15. Oh, I'm so sorry your family is hurting right now but I'm so thankful that you all have each other. Your family sounds so much like mine - not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but always - ALWAYS - there for each other when the chips are down.

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May the Lord give you all the strength, courage and wisdom you need to get through this most difficult time. And, that amazing PEACE that passeth all understanding that only He can give.


    Teresa <><

  16. Oh praying for you guys!! And that God would continue to sustain and encourage you through it! :-) what a blessing family is!

  17. I've noticed that those awesomely peaceful moments are the prelude to chaos. Praise God everyone is on the road to recovery! I'll be praying for your family.

    BTW - there's bad spoiling and there's good spoiling. Good Spoiling just means there's a lot of loving going on - and everyone needs a bunch of good spoiling!:)

    Be Blessed Deb!

  18. Deb, I am praying for your sweet family and all of their needs right now. Keep us posted!
    Love to you, Debbie

  19. It's in these difficult times that we are rubbed and polished and brought to shine. It's painful and uncomfortable, but in the end... beautiful. Praying for you today.

  20. I enjoyed looking over your blog
    Great Blog Title
    God Bless You, Ron

  21. Hey friend... did you get your CD yet? Please let me know when it arrives. Thanks.