Sunday, January 17, 2010
2 Years Ago
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2 years ago, just like this year I was off on that day. So Todd and I took the weekend and went up to visit with Casey and Charlie. It was a work weekend. We painted, decorated, and put together a crib for a precious baby that we knew was on the way. We thought that baby would be arriving in 2 months and we wanted to help Casey and Charlie get things together before the big day. Casey had planned one of those really cool 4-D Sonograms on Martin Luther King Jr. day and we were all going to see if this really was a girl or if maybe it would be a boy joining our family. Even Todd was going to the sonogram even though those things make him squeemish! LOL
I have told this story before so I wont go into every detail but on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2 years ago we went to that sonogram. Immediately though things went from excitement, giddiness, and smiles, to shock, anxiety, and urgency. The sonogram showed right away that the little GIRL was in danger. There was very little amniotic fluid, backwards flow through the umbilical cord, and a much too small baby that needed to be born right away.
That day Avery Grace blessed us with her presence. We are so thankful that we were off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and that we had that sonogram scheduled to warn us of the danger Avery was in. We are so thankful that God is in control and worked everything out for her good and for ours.
We are so blessed to have little Avery Grace Reeves as a member of our family.
I think it is fitting that Avery was born on a day set aside to celebrate the birth, life, and dream of Martin Luther King Jr. This day can always be a celebration too, to remember the story of her birth, the celebration of the fact that God gave her life, and the dream that we have that she can grow in Christ to become all the He has planned for her to be.
We praise God for His many blessings and especially for that special Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2 years ago.