Blessed beyond measure!



Time goes by so fast: I have just held my first newborn great-grandchild Evie, and she took me back to when I first held her mother Sarah, my first grandchild. She looked so like her that it took my breath away in a sigh of delight, sadness, nostalgia and love.

I was there beside my Sarah's mother when she gave birth to her. Indeed, she owes her life to me being interested in midwifery, for I was her mother's advocate when she started bleeding at ten weeks. In the hospital, the doctors concluded that Sarah was miscarried without even doing an ultrasound. They planned a D & C for the next morning.

Asking if there was much dilatation, they said no so I asked if they had done an ultrasound. They replied there was no need as they were sure there was no baby there. I asked them to do one before the scheduled surgery just to be sure. And sure enough, there was a healthy ten week old fetus!

To this day, we believe my first grandchild was a twin which was miscarried, as I am a twin, I had still-born twins and twins were in both sides of the family. But sad as potentially losing a twin was, we rejoice that we have Sarah and that I demanded they check with an ultrasound. They were so cavalier about it and would have technically aborted her.

A few months later I had the joy of acting as doula to her mother and my granddaughter's little features were etched permanently in my mind. Sarah was after all, a female carbon copy of my own first child, her father.

Seeing little Evie's face for the first time was a total spin out! A mixture of delight, sadness, nostalgia and love, as I said. Delight too that I was at last a great-grandmother after two years of infertility for Sarah, sadness that the time has gone so quickly, and love for this baby who shared a comic resemblance to those other sweet babies of my past.

As I lifted Evie up onto my shoulder, I whispered a prayer of thanks to God and of welcome to our family, in her ear, just as I had done for my own babies and theirs. God is so wonderful! I am blessed beyond measure! 

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. Proverbs 17:6 

10 comments:

  1. Hello from Kansas. So enjoyed reading this post!!!
    Blessings,
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    1. Thank you, Deana and thanks for taking tea with me today. Blessings, Glenys

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  2. Grandchildren and now great-grandchildren are such a blessing from God! The photo of you and your great-granddaughter is beautiful. Enjoy her!

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    1. Hi, thanks for sharing a cuppa with me today! I am enjoying Evie so much! That is not Evie and I in the photo- it is actually a sculpture! Isn't it beautiful? For a recent photo of me, you can click on the Who Writes This? tab. Blessings, Glenys

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  3. Thanks for sharing an incredible story with us. Congratulations on your little blessing. I have twins sons.........now 47 years old.

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    1. Ohh, how lovely! Are they identical? My sister and I are mirror image twins. Our family even got confused, all except our mother. She always knew! Even on the phone, she knew the difference! lol Thanks for sharing a cuppa today. Blessings, Glenys

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  4. This is such a precious story. I'm only at the stage of grandchildren right now and even in this stage, I'm in awe of time and I can't imagine the moment of great-grands, oh how sweet!! #graceandtruth linkup

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    1. It is the sweetest of times.. thanks for taking a cuppa with me. Blessings, Glenys

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  5. Hi Glenys,
    Such a special message here! And congratulations, praise God!

    You're most welcome to join me in a cuppa,
    Bless you,
    Jennifer

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    1. Thanks for sharing a cuppa with me today, Jennifer. Blessings, Glenys

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Thank you for visiting with me today. I love to hear from you. I may not always be able to reply right away, but I will respond to every comment you leave. Blessings and comfort, Glenys

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