Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Four years ago..

On this day four years ago I went to the hospital because I was not feeling right.  I was 28 weeks pregnant with Petros.  Obviously, everything turned out just fine; but every year, on this day (and there are a few more key days in the next two months) I am reminded of how precious life really is and how much of a miracle my boys are in my life.  I live with lupus everyday, but Jan. 19 is a day to pause- to reflect, to pray and be thankful for life.  I think that for the rest of my life, the month's of January, February, and March will always be a reminder that experience (talk about "joyful sorrow"- out of all that mess came Petros- out of pain can come joy and beauty- a reminder of the joy that is present in our lives always if we choose to see it).  Funny that today in Bible study we were finishing up Philippians (I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me).  I have always took this to mean that I can endure through whatever trial because Christ will give me the strength (even when I feel that I have none). 

Normally I don't get all Biblical on the blog- mostly I post funny things the kids say or pictures or recipes.  But today is a day to reflect; to think; to remember.  And I hope that I will always remember.

To read about "what happened four years ago" go here. 

Oh, and happy birthday to my mother in law!


Xenia Kathryn said...

Four years... seriously, it does AND doesn't seem like SO long ago. You (and your boys) are atestament of God's miraculous goodness!!!

I admire you so much, Christina, and I thank God for the person you are, and for your life and friendship.

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday to your MIL!
And, wow, four years! Isn't that amazing? I agree, there were a lot of blessings, but it was a hard road, I'm so glad everyone made it through it so well. I also agree with XK, you are a blessing indeed!

Christina said...

Thank you, my friends! I value both of you and our friendship, too...

Michelle M. said...

Wow- four years!

I always reflect on Punky's birthday that he (and I) may not have lived if it weren't for the miracle that God gave us. I am thankful for your Petros, too. It has been such a joy to watch your boys grow up. Each child is such a miracle.