HOW CAN I SAY THANKS FOR THE THINGS YOU HAVE DONE FOR US
an opening lyric to one of my favorite songs, To God Be The Glory,
describes so well the feeling of the entirety this past week. I had chosen to fly to North Carolina to see our son, who was preparing for deployment to the ongoing war since we could not really well afford me making the trip twice. So, God showed His work:
I arrived in town only to learn there was good news..... no, Samson had not yet been born, but I would not have to bid farewell to our son the next day! Wow! Then the week went on, having lunch with him as he could fit time in, and such with his busy calendar.....
Then, I was supposed to leave yesterday morning to return so I would be prepared for work tomorrow. Vacation over, time to return to the blessing which makes all of this possible, the home, the food, the necessities of our lives....... the as I lay awake in bed at 4:30 am yesterday, I heard commotion from our childrens' room [we refer to both as our children, even though DIL, with all of the human frailty I have shared here, has two of the bestest parents a young lady could have, and we so enjoy them].... the water had broken! A mad dash for the hospital crew... out the door, and I was alone in the house, waiting for the car to arrive for me bound for the airport.
God tapped me big time on the shoulder..... what was I doing, leaving, when I could see our grandson??? I thanked God, madly tearing through my packed stuff to find papers I began to fear lost, then, locating them, reached the emergency number of the travel agent. They secured the one remaining seat on the airliner for me today [thank you God], I was able to let the car company know I needed transport instead to the hospital on base yesterday, then another ride this morning at 5am for the airport. Of course, they could and did help! [Thank you God]
The driver and I carried on the most delightful conversation about God and faith as we drove to the hospital in his car since he lived so near our childrens' home that it was easier for him just to pick me up yesterday far earlier than I expected. [Thank you God] Plus, he was Thrilled to be taking me to the hospital to be there for Samson's arrival in this life, a healthy beautiful boy whose countenance was so pink and full of God, that my heart was once again given over to a precious little miracle of life brought forth into our family. [Thank you God]
Today, I was able to deliver through a friend in my hometown a complete album of photos of Samson for Mom to see on her first combination Mother's Grandmother's Greatgrandmother's Day!! [Thank you God]
I feel SO GRATEFUL TO THE ALMIGHTY, THE GREAT I AM, JEHOVAH, YAHWEH, THE FATHER, THE SON, THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND SHE WHO BORE CHRIST INTO THIS LIFE,
How may I say thanks, except to give before the whole world this open and deeply heartfelt gratitude for all which has been brought forth in just a bit over a week's time?
To God be the Glory!
Appreciative and deeply Blessed,
Thrilled to sit in a hospital room yesterday as the emotionally tired children slept, as my dear blessing of a wife and mother and now grandmother sat, embraced by one of my arms while she and I were filled with awe looking at Samson whom she held so lovingly,
[Is that grin too large?]