What’s the Christmas season without a little pink-eye? That’s what I woke up to this morning. If you can really call it “waking” after I spent the night getting coughed on and kicked in the back. My husband sleepily groaned “She’s like an octopus with hammers for hands.” Yes, we had a little visitor with a cold, night terrors, AND pink-eye. Awesome.
Actually is is pretty awesome. Five years ago, we had “tidings of great joy” and had our sweet girl shortly before Christmas. She is our little miracle girl…a placenta previa pregnancy that miraculously healed days before delivery. Our doctor pointed out that it was a miracle to every nurse who looked at our chart. It was a great way to come into the world! And we rejoice that she is ours, even as she delivers a mighty kick in the ribs in the middle of the night.
Being a mom of little ones is hard. Really hard. But it’s a miracle and a great blessing.
I wanted to remember those little hands and feet that are so hard to sleep with, because soon she will be way too cool to crawl into bed with us.
After we read the story of the angel appearing to Zachariah, giving him the incredible news that he and his wife would have a miracle baby, I decided to have Rosie make an angel with her little hands and feet. We just did it with acrylic paint on some pallet wood. I’ve also seen them done beautifully on paper and burlap. I added her name, age, and a bible verse with a gold pen….
I encourage you to preserve their little hands and feet…she’s the fifth baby, and this is the FIRST time I’ve taken her hand and footprint. I’m so glad I did!
It’s like your name has been drawn! And you get the miracle of Christmas! You get more than just proof that God exists–you get the gift of really knowing God’s presence. You always get the greatest Christmas miracle. You get God with you! – Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp