In the midst of a bad week, personally, (I won't bore you with it all), I had a HUGE blessing!
My sister, who happens to be my best friend and lives next door, gave birth to her fifth, yep #5, baby this week. He was born March 1st. After a lot of thought, and baby name books, she finally named him. She had to before they would let her take him home!
His name is Samuel. I have been in the delivery room, holding an epidural induced dead leg, each time. When I saw his sweet little face I told her he looked like a Sam. She had several names picked out, but none seemed to fit him like Samuel. His middle name, Donald, is for a family member that we all love and look up to so much. He is also my sister's godfather.
He is a tough little fellow. He was 36 weeks, but weighed 7lbs. 6oz. and 21 inches long. He came out crying and had no problems. I have witnessed this 5 times, my babies were C-Section babies, and it just absolutely amazes me every time.
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I think anyone walking around on this earth that doesn't believe in God should witness the birth of a baby. If you can watch that and still think there is no God, then there is just no hope for you.
I had a rough week, but Samuel is God's way of reminding me to put things into perspective. I am a very stubborn person, but I had to pay attention to this message!
It is a gray, gloomy Saturday here in Georgia, (a little symbolic of some of my week), but I have a beautiful, healthy little nephew next door that shines over the weather today! I am going to go breath in some of that purity, innocence, and God's way of saying, "Never mind the little problems, pay attention to your blessings!"
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