So this is the birth story. I've been taking my time posting it because I really wanted to be sure I had the details correct since everything happened so crazy fast! Let's back up just a bit so I can tell you how this birth story began years ago...six and a half years ago to be exact. Fair warning...this story is LONG!
My birth story with Eli is not one I like to share too often. Don't get me wrong: ultimately, my son was born, he is alive and healthy and his method of delivery into the world shouldn't get my undies in a bunch. However, so much happened that made me feel powerless and even helpless; so much happened that made both Adam and I "grow up" and see just how much modern medicine can influence decisions; so much happened that we look back at and say "if we knew then what we know now, things would have been different". Let me give you Eli's birth and background in a a "brief" summary: (If you know the story or just want the hap…
I figured it was time for a real post since my last two were cartoons and "cats in negative". So here is the past 5 days:
These were taken Sunday, while I was grocery shopping...look closely and you can see that there is chocolate around his mouth. While mom is away, Dad and Baby will play (and eat chocolate!).
Check out those cheeks!
Eli is showing you his teeth...nice gap, buddy!
So I got back from getting groceries, and it was bath time...not for Elijah, but for Sadie. Her dermatitis was bad again, and I decided that a bath might be the best remedy. Adam had to watch Elijah so we have no video of the procedure, but here are some pictures from after while she was drying in the bathroom:
Recognize that last picture?? Not her most flattering picture but I think it's funny!
Then there was the ice storm we had. It was terribly icy in the morning hours, but by mid morning, it had turned to snow. We had HUGE snowflakes...they had to have been pushing gol…
Have you ever stopped to watch a large bird soaring above you in the sky? I don't mean casually looking up and thinking "oh hey, look at the bird flying"; I mean really watching the act of soaring? Today I became totally engrossed in it...completely intrigued. I was out for a long run and happened to notice a group of 4 large birds above me, soaring. I couldn't avert my eyes because the longer I watched, the more beautiful it became. They looked so graceful, and their movements seemed so effortless. They just left their wings out wide and soared above me in the blue sky, and it seemed so peaceful. Soon, they were out of my sight and I started running again, which I'm fairly certain did not look nearly as beautiful as the soaring birds!
As I was running, I started to think about Isaiah 40:31 -
"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint" (…