Monday, June 8, 2009

What is so special about June 8th?

Really what is so special about June 8th? When I awoke this morning it was pretty chilly in our room. Being as it is below freezing and our window is open with a screen in it to keep the bugs out. The morning seems like the usual morning with some birds starting to make their own special little morning songs. Some frost clinging to vehicles and boards. Cats sitting around their outside dish waiting for some morning handouts. Sun rising in its usual spot ~~it is by all appearances a normal everyday day. Maybe that is partly what makes it special for me~~the other part is this is the day that our baby girl was born in1979. She was 6-8 weeks premature. Born at home which at that time was Deadman Creek BC and at that time about an hour or so from Kamloops. The roads are better and faster now so could be faster to get there but this is then not now. My friend Dolly and my husband helped to deliver her. She did not breathe at first but my husband managed to clear her and get her breathing. Later in the day we took her in to Kamloops to be checked ~~one thing after another and after releasing her from the hospital and us bringing her close to home she stiffened out and quit breathing so back to the hospital again where a pediatrician looked at her and had her immediately readmitted. She fought for her life for close to two weeks. By two weeks she was allowed to go home with us given special instructions on how to look after her.
She was such a little joy. Our Sam would carry her everywhe
re and all she had to do is give a squeak and he would walk the floor with her some more.
Her two older brothers loved her. She was just this friendly little curly haired sweetheart.She fell totally in love with her new baby sister a year and 9 months later.
We lost her at two years when she drowned and was washed away in the Deadman Creek never to be seen again.
The LORD is our comfort and we know without a doubt that she is there with Him.
A tragedy such as this is never really gotten over ~~there is always this spot in your heart that feels as fragile as a china plate being held over a cement floor~~life does go on though and there are loved ones who need you, the usual everyday chores to be done. Days come and go ~~ somehow they are more precious now than they were before ~~
Then suddenly it has been years and now we have a young grandson born on this day 10 years ago. God has been gracious to us. He has ca
rried us through many trials and tribulations and given us many precious moments over the years of childrearing.Now He has blessed us with 10 grandchildren and 3 "step-grandchildren"
We have so much to be thankful for that to list all the blessings would take a loong looong time.

For the LORD himself shall descend from
heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the arch-angel,
and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the LORD.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

Now my day is calling and there is
a huge garden needing planting~~ :)
In His arms


Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

After reading this post, I'm just sitting here at a loss for what to say. I cannot imagine what it feels like to lose a child but I have been close to other's who have and witnessed the heartache involved. My daughter was born in 1979 and we celebrated her 30th birthday in February so I feel for you today. But as you said it is a comfort to know that she is with the Lord now and you have received many blessings since. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and my heart goes out to you today as you remember her birthday.


Lisa said...

Oh, Roxanne! What a testimony of strength.
I am so sorry for your loss and grateful you have been blessed 10 fold.
Thank you for sharing this.
I must go on. The hardest thing to do after a trauma...or it is for me.
The china plate analogy...that says it all!