Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, P!

P, forgive me for posting this later than your birthday.  As you can see, I've fallen rather behind in my activity postings.

Sunday, December 19th was my youngest daughter P's birthday!  Her birthday officially arrived at 10:10 am.

I'll never forget the day of P's birth.  I had been in labour throughout the evening before.  A tremendous snowstorm had arrived.  About 6:00 am, I spoke with my doctor, who told me I should probably go to the hospital earlier than normal, due to the storm.  He wanted to make sure I arrived safely.

Arriving at the hospital, I settled in, watching the flakes come bounding down.  About 10:00 am, I was told that my labour was slowing down and I would probably be in labour there, all day.  After being told this, the doctor left my room.

Within a minute or two I sat up with a start, calling for the doctor.  In short order I was on a guerney, being wheeled into the operating room, where an epidural was administered.  My doctor did this in an effort to control the birthing process, because during the birth of my first child I delivered naturally, but with many problems afterwards.

When P was born, I cried.  My doctor thought it was because I was hoping for a son, but the truth was I was hoping for another daughter.  My tears were tears of joy, for God had answered my prayer!

Here I am holding P, celebrating Christmas at a relative's home, just a few days after P was born.

Not the best pic ever taken, but this clearly shows P loved to smile!

P and Mom (me), the day of her christening.  Isn't she a doll?!

P, with big sister, B.  This pic is somewhat faded, but heartfelt to me.
(I made their outfits!)
P in a school photo.
P and I enjoyed the ruins at Tulum, Mexico on her 16th birthday!  We enjoyed this day and the whole cruise.

My beautiful P's Facebook pic.

P blowing out her birthday candles, with her son (my grandson) S, looking on.

One of the things I remember most about you as a child P, was that you always wanted to be second (2nd).  Why?  I do not know.  While you may be my second (2nd) daughter, you really are a first (1st) prize!

Happy Birthday, P!  May all your dreams come true!

Dear Heavenly Father,  You are the most wonderful God.  You know all our needs, even before we do.  You have blessed me with such a wonderful daughter.  Father, as you know, P is arthritic and suffers from LUPUS.  I pray it is Your will to heal her, not just control the disease, but actually, fully and completely heal her.  You told us that by Jesus' stripes we are healed.  You are the great physician for whom all things are possible, so we are trusting You for the outcome.  We pray You will bless P throughout her life and provide for her and her family, always.  We ask these things in Jesus' precious name and thank You in advance.  Amen.

Until next time...

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