Monday, September 14, 2009

The Long Wait Is Over!

After many false alarms, common in first pregnancies, we finally have a beautiful healthy granddaughter! Our bags had been packed for many days, and when we finally got the call, we left home, driving the eight hours to Ohio hoping to get to the hospital in time to see our newest family member.

Wouldn't you know, the hospital had sent the mother home-- another false alarm! But God in His divine Providence had ordered all things for the best. We had a relaxing night 's sleep at my step-daughter's home, and were present when the real contractions began Thursday September 10. By 11 at night, she called her doctor who confirmed that she should go to the hospital.

My husband, his younger daughter and I sat up and tried to find comfortable positions in the waiting room chairs most of the night. By 6 a.m. we decided enough was enough, and headed back to the house to await the birth announcement!

Corey called at 1:30 p.m. to announce, "The head is crowning!" We got back into the car and made it to the hospital in time to see our 20 minute old granddaughter nursing and bonding with her mother! We stayed another day, and met Corey's mother and sisters who had driven from Indiana to meet Madalynne Carol!

We are back home in West Virginia, and have spoken with Jessica several times in two days, with the good news that mom and baby are getting along well-- not much sleep for the parents, yet!

What a blessing it was for me to be with my step daughter for part of her labor, and to rejoice together with her in the safe delivery of her healthy baby! Children are the heritage of the Lord, and grandchildren are the icing on the cake!

Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.