A new discovery – February is also a Birth Month! Most of our family friends had new additions to their “growing” family this month. A baby is always a blessing and we celebrate with them as they welcome the bundle of joy in their homes.
Flashback 7 years ago, I can still remember the mixed emotions we all had when our “then” baby Boj came into our lives. Boj is a miracle boy- we prayed for him earnestly and our 11 yr old daughter would always ask specifically for the baby to be a boy. And true enough, God did not disappoint us! But that was just the other half of the story. In a few days, our little boy was admitted back to the hospital for abnormal bilirubin count. simply put – my blood doesn’t match pretty well with my husband’s. Opposites attract? exactly, literally! But God is faithful , Boj had a series of clinical tests and that each single moment spent in the hospital was heart-tormenting, to say the least. Sometimes we enjoy the mountain-top experiences (who wouldnt, anyway?) then forget that He will still be with us even as we walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4). I cried out Abraham’s prayer when he offered Isaac and it was answered! The whole week we spent in the hospital 2nd wk of Feb 2005 was not only a celebration of a new life – a physical birth that we so joyfully received. It was also a spiritual rebirth – that indeed the faith that we confess to have is real and always, I say always, hope does not disappoint us…Just look at the miracle boy, now 🙂
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”- 1 Thessalonians 5:18