Today's prompt: What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
1. My faith
One week after my last pregnancy test came back positive, I started bleeding at work. The ER doctor refused to believe I was pregnant, even though I had had a confirmation from my ob/gyn the day before. So while they were doing a blood test, I lay there thinking, "What am I supposed to hope for?" That I wasn't pregnant after all? That I was and may be having a miscarriage? What happens if they baby has problems? I had used the 23rd Psalm countless times in the dentist's chair to calm myself and tried it again for this situation. Then I prayed. I made the decision to accept whatever happened, knowing that I could get through it with God's help. The moment that thought passed, I felt the sweetest peace I have ever known in my life.
2. My husband.
We originally met online in a role-playing game. He was a shaman; I was a vampire. We decided he would come out to Salt Lake City to visit for a week. He never really left. :O) We've had our ups and downs, but I believe we were made for each other.
3. My older son.
Even though he crawled across the phone (which was on the floor) at 7 months of age and somehow dialed 911; even though he deleted Windows from our computer when he was 1-1/2 years old ... yes, he's my evil genius. He's smart as a whip and has never really given us serious grief about doing his share around the house. He even goes up on his Papaw's roof to keep the gutters clean. And he will still hug his old Mom in public. He is 17 years old. When his sister was born, he got mad at the NICU nurses because they wouldn't let him take her home so he could take care of her.
4. My younger son.
Also very intelligent, he processes things differently from most people. He never showed much interest in reading until his Grammy got him a Kindle for Christmas one year. Now we can hardly get him to stop! And he has one of the biggest hearts I've ever known in a human. He makes sure everyone gets a fair share, even if it means giving up some of what is his. And I wish I could speed up my hearing because he could give the world's fastest talker a run for his money. If someone in the family is having a rough time, he'll come and tell his father or me, saying that he is worried. And he just turned 16 so, "WOOHOO! We have four drivers now when we make the trip to Texas every year!"
5. My daughter.
She is my miracle baby...my "HARBOR CHICK"! (The term is taken from Ghostbusters II when they are walking through NYC inside the Statue of Liberty. Egon is worried that the stress will cause the statue to crack and Bill Murray's character says, "Don't worry. She's tough. She's a HARBOR CHICK!") DD came into the world 2 months early. They told us to expect her to be in the NICU for 2 months (or her original due date). We had two gentlemen from our church come into the NICU when she was 2-3 days old and give her a blessing. She wound up getting to come home when she was 22 days old (just over 3 weeks), and she was still slightly under 4 pounds. The doctors said she was "just too healthy and they needed the space". I was thrilled because having to go home from the hospital and leave her there has been, BAR NONE, the hardest thing I've ever had to do.
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