Today’s date is Sat January 6th 2018
18 years ago my grandson was born ! He came into this world & my life changed .
It was a Friday evening , my daughter was young 16 , we had decided to have a home birth . A dear woman from church was recommended, from there the life of this young Godly Man was born .
As we had set up the birthing tub , small round pool for the humble grand entrance ! She labored maybe two hours , friends came and boiled water , had his blankets and clothes ready . They brought food & gifts, Oils & jewelry . Many people came and waited in the living room on this cold evening , as we awaited his birth..
Mother ( my daughter ) was amazing she slept through contractions & would barely wake after to announce “ that one is over”
She rarely even made a sound , a small groan here & there . He was coming at a great pace , not to fast & not slow -just in Gods perfect timing . I was in the birthing tub with her , her head gently resting against my chest as I sat holding her from behind. She was breathing with the contractions, slow and labored. She was growing tired ready for a retreat.
Here I was holding the child of mine to deliver the child of hers ! What a cherished moment this is . I could remember her birth , induced , disorganized, pretty intense delivery. Not one that I would have wanted to repeat ! As she came to the world , she was covered in white Vernix , a greasy substance covering her head to toe , showing she was indeed a little early , it was Oct 16 th 1982 a beautiful day in Southern California. I remember her being laid to my breast , knowing that someday this amazing baby girl would become a mother ! Now was that time ! Yes yes yes the time was happening ! The baby was bulging his bag was protruding more & more with each push ! Something was about to happen , that I did not even know could happen ! Here I was a adult mom of 6 and did not know a baby could be born with his amniotic sac , where this baby had been growing , preparing for this world . God was about to do the unveiling of this child right before our eyes !!! With each push he was further & further out !! His bag was not breaking , the mid wife explain the greatest of this , how it was Gods way to help a mother to dilate equally she would use the bag with the fullness of the water to let the pressure help the mother, to reduce tearing . As he was entering this world , momma did have some slight tears , but nothing compared to what could have been in a fast delivery !
God knew the right plan for this child , as the room was full of Aunts , Sisters , grandmothers , dear friends & so many women who each would serve as a part of raising this Godly Son of Jesus ! Only a few more pushes & he would be born … it took my breath , I had a moment where the room had become seemingly quiet , the presence of God was all I felt . I did not hear the chatter of excited women , I did not hear the father , I did not hear the coach , I only heard silence , then a peace that filled the room , then a breath , at last after my hands held this beautiful baby boy in a bag where he laid just beneath the water level .. came the most amazing soft sweet cry, for a child of God was delivered .
Fast forward , many hardships , the death of his daddy , the marriage and God given union of his step father at his tender age of 5 … there has been many many plays & performances. Spelling B’s , school great grades , churches , his friends , his football games & soccer . Gymnastics & cheer . He has always kept his heart protected & eyes upon our savior. As he aged to his teen years his heart so tender learning to grow and trust , the first beats of love , the first hurts of disappointment.
He has always stood fast in his faith , that we serve a God of “ second chances “ our mighty father is full of Grace & Love !!
Now today , hardly can even comprehend he is a man of 18 . The time flew by , he has a young Christian woman who he truly desires, that he would like to ask to marry him someday , he is focused on school and was accepted into our states university. I could not be more thankful or blessed to have been given the time to share with him . This Godly child has blessed me more than he’ll ever know , until he has his first grandchild .
I love you always, your number one fan