Thursday, November 20, 2008

November Rain

Rain is one of those things that can be a blessing and a curse. Living on the gulf coast all of my life, I know that full well! In life we have episodes that rain down on us constantly. This week has been no exception.
My sister's babies, you can read previous posts if you're unfamiliar or curious, are both doing great.
Baby Ibrina, 27 weeker, is almost 4 pounds now, breathing on her own and drinking from a bottle (once a day 30ml's...the rest she gets through a tube in her nose). Everything looks on target for her to come home shortly before Christmas! Blessings raining down!
Baby Lailah, 37 weeker, is also doing wonderfully! She's almost 9 pounds, has a contagious smile and big, beautiful brown eyes! However, after failing several in office hearing tests, she went today to see a specialist. They found that she is profoundly deaf in both ears. She will be fitted for hearing aides at 3 months. Mixed emotions raining down!I know that God's will is being done. He has a plan for these girls and their mommas. Being small is not a is an opportunity to excede expectations. Being deaf is not a is an opportunity to communicate God's love in a different way.

God is on His throne through the rain and in the rainbows. It is my prayer that we can take these "imperfections" and become stronger in Him.

"I will praise you Lord, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, my heart knows that full well" ~ Psalms 139:1

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Sweet girls. We know all about that November rain in our house too. Thanks for sharing their stories... I look forward to seeing God at work through your sweet nieces!