Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Due Day, Noah!

Three years ago today I baked a cake, stuck a "zero" candle on top, and shared it with all the other families at the Ronald McDonald House.
Noah celebrated the day by getting pulmonary hypertension and being revented.
I hate it when people tell me that God doesn't give you more than you can handle. He sure gave me more than my share! I've had my bitter days, but over time I've come to realize that He gave me more than I can handle for good reason. I'm one of those people who likes to handle everything myself. Since I'm in over my head I have to rely on Him.
Life would sure be different if Noah had been born today, but I'm not so sure it would be better.
Happy Unbirthday, sweet boy!

4 comments:

Jule Ann said...

People who tell you that are missing the point of the Bible quote. God never gives you more than you can handle WITH HIS HELP. Otherwise, you're making God into a humanist. It's like those people who think that "God helps those who help themselves" is in Proverbs somewhere.

I'm glad God stretched you. I'm sorry you had to live through it. I can't imagine how hard it has been.

Johnette said...

Happy Un-Birthday Noah!! You are one amazing little man!

Happy Un-Birthday to you too Mamma! You've done an amazing job!

Angela said...

You've come a long way, baby! Congrats to all of you!

Jennifer said...

Time does fly doesn't it? Happy un-birthday to both of you :)