Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Matthew David

My thoughts and emotions are all jumbled as I sit down to write about my newborn son.  So, sorry if this doesn't all make sense together, but I thought it would be good to get things down and then maybe in a few posts or so there will be a more concise cohesive post.

What a year.  What an amazing way to finish a year and to celebrate Christ this Christmas.  January started out with heartbreak and grief as we mourned a pregnancy loss.  I now sit with a five day old son, healthy and perfect, sitting in my lap.  I have no idea how a year could start out so bleak and end up so bright and full of promises fulfilled, except that God would and does receive the glory.  He has continued to prove Himself good in my darkest nights and shines brightly in the most joyous and happy moments.

We chose to name our son Matthew David.  Matthew means "gift of God" and David means "beloved".  I know more than ever that this baby comes as a blessing and a gift from my heavenly Father.  I praise God for Him and lift every worry and concern about his precious life up to our Father who holds all things in His hands.

I think that's enough for now! Let's continue to give thanks:

180.  A healthy baby boy.
181.  A healthy and quick delivery.
182.  Family and church family that help in the transition of adding a new baby to the family.
183.  Ten tiny toes and ten tiny fingers.
184.  A baby who came as the least of these to be our Savior
185. Mary's faith and David's faithfulness.
186.  God's plan of redemption.
187.  Chocolate...yes I can have it again!
188.  The anticipation of Christmas dinner with family.
189.  Snuggling with my little gift.


Anna said...

Hi, I just found your blog via A Holy Experience, and clicked your icon because I saw your dear little baby. I had a little girl on Christmas Eve last year. I cant' belive she will be 1 in 2 days' time! I also had a pregnancy loss just 6 weeks before her conception, so I can relate to a hightened feeling of thankfulness for a new life. Happy Christmas and have a wonderful time of blessing with your beautiful new little one. God bless, Anna

LMShunk said...

He is beautiful.

Megan said...


Marti B said...

Blessings, Lisa!

My Life as a Mom said...

Praise Him!

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