Our “Gentle Giant”

Tomorrow – October 20 is my grandson’s birthday. Every year as this day comes I thank God for this young man. On the day he was born it was not clear we would have him for long. But God answered our prayers! What a blessing to have him in our lives all these years!

Grandma's Ramblings

10550854_10152268141118364_3495704259675691154_n Me holding the walking stick my grandson made me to help me with my arthritic knees.  It stands by my front door as a daily remind of his grandson’s love for me.

Today is the birthday of one of my grandsons, Matthew.  Remembering when he was born, I always stop and thank God that he is here with us.  Shortly after Matthew was born, they had to send him by helicopter to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.  His lungs were not developed enough and he was placed in NICU.  They told us

“IF he makes it through the night, his chances to live will go up.  However, he will probably always be weak and ‘puny’.”

I still remember my daughter and son-in-law’s faces as the ambulance crew came in the room to take Matthew away.  The pain and fear in their faces were beyond description.  While I was so worried…

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