Saturday, June 17, 2006

Blue, Blue, Blue

I often associate anything blue with a boy... don't you??? Just like anything pink is associated with a girl. I'm also more partial to boys than I am to girls, since I have 5 nephews and 1 niece! So it was with great anticipation and excitement that I heard the words, "We're on our way to the hospital" from my good friend's husband last night. I just had this *gut feeling* that the baby would be a boy... especially since everyone had changed their opinion in the past week and said it was going to be a girl! I jokingly told my friend on Tuesday, "T, someone needs to stand up for this baby to be a boy, so I will!" But my excitement was greatly dampened when I checked my email 3 hours later. While my friend did give birth to a little boy, he didn't breathe on his own. Tears streamed down my face as I began to take little Dillon and his health needs before the Greatest Physican of all.

I then remembered a conversation I had with my friend some time ago. We were talking about her pregnancy, and how *easy* it had been. I made the offhand comment, "Well, it's not over yet... you still have to deliver." I thank the Lord for a fast, safe delivery, but now we sit here, waiting for more news, for Dillon had a seizure this morning and is now at the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia.

But God is still faithful, even when something doesn't make sense. He is still in control and is never taken by surprise.

This morning I went yard saling and found the cutest little boy outfits as well as an adorable *boy* picture frame that said: "For this child I prayed....."

Just as Hannah of long ago gave her one, precious son to the Lord, I know that T and J have also given their son to the Lord.... to do whatever HE deems best.

2 comments:

Happymama said...

Anne, Rachel had mentioned little Dillon on her blog. Bless his heart. We'll certainly be praying for this little guy. When my youngest son was born it was life or death for both of us. Of course in my mind I knew that he was God's child lent to us for a season. A couple of days being in the hospital when I was feeling my absolute lowest and I was all by myself, I truly gave him into the hands of the Lord. It was a turning point for both of us. We have jumped many hurdles since then and God has helped us each step of the way. I have faith that He will help little Dillon and his parents too.

~Kristi

Anne said...

Thanks for praying Kristi... God answers prayer, and I know His plan will be done!