Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Forever Grateful!!!

That was THEN.....

I'm not sure where to start....my heart is deeply saddened and I'm so thankful at the same time. In the past two days I have heard of 2 families that have lost precious babies due to prematurity. One family I know (their son passed away after 7 weeks of fighting for his life), the other family I don't (their baby passed after 1 day)...either way my heart is breaking for them right now!! It is sad when a child is taken to soon for ANY reason, but I guess for me, these particular situations just hit close to home. I know God has a purpose for everything/everyone and we aren't supposed to question him or ask "why", but it's times like these that my mind tends to wonder..."Why was my son allowed to live and another precious child didn't?", "Why am I holding my son when another family has to bury theirs?" It is truly overwhelming to think that we were faced with the same possibility less than a year ago, but we were spared that heart wrenching experience because God chose to shelter Grant and allow him to be part of our family!!! THANK YOU GOD!!!
And this is NOW!!!! My big boy!

5 comments:

meredith said...

wow...kari -

we all should feel so blessed that God allows us the opportunity to borrow our sweet babies and smother them with love!
i am so thankful that your sweet boy is happy and healthy...and adorable as ever.
my heart breaks as well for those that had to let go all too soon...many prayers go up on their behalf.

:) meredith

Lindsey said...

I second that, Mere.

Jill said...

I am so thankful that your precious baby is here as well. He is a blessing to all.
I am so sorry to hear about the other babies and their families that had to let them go too soon.
Everyday I thank God for my girls. I feel so blessed to have them. When I was in the hospital having Kennadi there was a girl their that was giving birth to a stillborn baby. It broke my heart and I think about her often. You wonder why that has to happen. But, I know God knows the big picture.

Britt said...

He is such a miracle man! It is truly amazing how remarkably well he is doing! He is so lucky to have such a wonderful mommy and daddy (and sissy) to love him and take care of him. That picture makes me cry--so precious and amazing.

Meredith said...

I feel so lucky to have been there the day we were blessed with Grant's birth, and so thankful that he was ok. Look how perfect he is!! His face is really starting to change now.