24 Mar

Your eyes saw my unformed body. 
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
 before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139:16


 Life took an unexpected twist and turn two years ago and blessed us with the premature birth of our first grandchild, Cole Michael.  A severe case of pre-eclampsia dictated his six-week early arrival.  An emergency c-section delivery followed by 20 days in the NICU was the dramatic start to his little life. 

Cole Michael ... 2 hours old

The miracle of life itself  … the way that God creates little people to grow, develop, and to become bigger little people is an amazing reality.  Just two hours old, Cole’s tiny but deliberate and strong hand clutched the tubes and wires that literally were keeping him alive.  Now at two years old, he reaches out and grasps at life with purpose and enthusiasm, excited to be healthy, happy, and loved.

Gender traits early on revealed this little boy’s favorite toys and obsessions, like tractors, cars, trucks, trains, and balls.  Genetics has already determined Cole’s dark hair and his preference in using his left hand.  Environmental influences have molded a tender and loving heart, a fondness toward puppies, an enjoyment of watching ‘ball’ or ‘cars’ on TV, and an appreciation of discovery and learning new things. 

Just the other day, Cole began to tug at the hem of his momma’s capri pants, thinking they must be hiked up and he needed to pull them down to the proper length.  Later the same day, he was caught taking the honey bear out of the pantry and giving it kisses … believing it was Winnie the Pooh.  Every day is filled with stories of funny little antics that bring joy and laughter to our hearts. 

We will spend today and throughout the coming weekend to celebrate this precious little boy and the miracle of life God has given to us.  Won’t you join me in thanking God, the Great Creator, for His design, His plan, and His purpose  …

Until next time,
Debbie  …  Mimi

PS … to read the full account of Cole’s birthday, read my blog dated March 24, 2010 … called Anticipation.

5 Responses to “Two”

  1. Kim March 24, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    love it mom. 🙂

  2. Jerry Cox March 24, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    I will definitely join w/ you in thanking God. How wonderful & majestic are His wonders to perform all the mysteries & blessings as they unfold in our lives. Praise His Name forever.

  3. becky martini March 24, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    wonderful Debbie…love it as we anticipate the 2nd birthday for our precious Noah…isn’t God wonderful

  4. Shelley R. Carter March 24, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Thank you Debbie! Hope that you all will have a great wknd celebrating and praising God for all his goodness and many blessings. “Happy Birthday” to Cole. Have fun!

  5. chrissy March 24, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Celebrating with your family at this time also. The stories about what Cole is doing is so making memories. A little word of wisdom from Granny Busch… Jot them down so you don’t forget when the other grandchildren come along. Love ya all!!!!!

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