Why We Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Today as everybody else celebrates Valentine’s Day, Hubby and I celebrate a more important event. In 2008 we got the best gift ever on VD – our first baby, Isaac. As I look back over his first 3 years, I’m so grateful for him and for all we’ve come through. He didn’t have an easy entrance into the world though but through it all, God was faithful and as we celebrate his birthday I wanted to share his story with you to encourage you in whatever season you find yourself in today.

God is faithful. Period. His mercy towards us is constant and His love is overwhelming. He will never let you down if you put your trust in Him. It’s as simple as that.I was post-term and so I ended up in the hospital hooked me up to the dreaded pitocin and put on a monitor. After only 2 hours of minor contractions as I was laying there I heard his heartbeat drop. I looked up and it was down at 19 from around 155!!! Needless to say I was a little nervous! The nurse came in and altered my position but when 10 minutes later it went down to 50 after another minor contraction I knew what was next. In fact I think I said something like, “Could someone get a knife?!”

As they prepped me for a c-section the nurse said that the only way they would have known about the fluids is from the ultrasound that I had earlier that day and that helped them make a quick decision. As we rolled into the operating room I praised God for wisdom and knew it would all be ok.

15 minutes later and the doctor announced, “Congratulations, Clair, you are the proud mother of a green stained son.” As I cried tears of joy and looked at Tim’s beaming smile she explained that he’d probably been sitting in his own poop for at least 7 days!

Even a few hours in poop can cause complications and yet here was my resilient son, the only thing wrong with him was that he spent a day looking like he was spitting something out.

We don’t always know why God gives us ways to do things and sometimes we may never know why things happen but I praise him for letting me see part of His plan already in Isaac’s life and for my health Incredible Hulk baby!

Happy Birthday Isaac J!

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