Tuesday, September 13, 2016

TATE KEITH ALDRIDGE ARRIVES!


THIS IS TRULY MY MOST FAVORITE COLOR COMBO EVER. AND THE SUO CHALLENGE THIS WEEK IS "WEATHER".  I WASN'T SURE I WAS GOING TO HAVE TIME TO MAKE A CARD THIS WEEKEND. I HAD ABOUT 4 I COULD PULL FROM MY ARCHIVES WITH THIS SAME COLOR COMBO BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO MUCH, BUT I REALLY WANTED TO USE SOME NEW PRODUCT IF POSSIBLE - SO I WHACKED THIS OUT LAST NIGHT AFTER SPENDING THE WEEKEND 40 MINUTES AWAY WHERE MY DAUGHTER GAVE US A BRAND NEW GRANDSON SATURDAY, SEPT 11TH. IT WAS NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY. IT WAS ALSO SEPT 11TH. JOY - BORN ON A SAD DAY IN HISTORY. NEW LIFE. AND THIS ISN'T JUST ANY LIFE. FROM THE START OF THIS PREGNANCY WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO TRUST GOD OVER AND OVER AND OVER, FROM THE BLEED THAT THREATENED HIM IN THE VERY BEGINNING, TO MY DAUGHTER TOTALLING HER CAR WITH HIM IN TOW AFTER THAT, TO BEING TOLD HE WAS TOO SMALL AND MIGHT HAVE GENETIC PROBLEMS, TO BEING TOLD THAT ALL ALONG MY DAUGHTERS PLACENTA WAS THE PROBLEM AND NOW THAT THIS TINY BOY WOULD HAVE TO BE DELIVERED 6 WEEKS EARLY. WHAT A JOURNEY OF UNCERTAINTY AND FEAR WE WENT THROUGH. TATE KEITH ALDRIDGE ARRIVED ON HIS TIME WITH ALL THE RIGHT PARTS AND THEY ALL WORK AND HE IS PERFECTION -- AFTER BEING TOLD THAT IT WOULD TAKE DAYS TO INDUCE THE LABOR, HE DECIDED ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH AND HE CAME QUITE SUDDENLY, AND DIDN'T EVEN WAIT FOR THE DOCTOR TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE. HE IS THE TINIEST MOST BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GUY WHO IS SHOWING HIMSELF TO BE SUCH A QUIET FIGHTER.....AS HE HAS NOT NEEDED OXYGEN, HAS NOT NEEDED A FEEDING TUBE, AND EACH DAY SHOWS US SOME OF HIS STRENGTH CLOAKED IN HIS 3 POUND 7 OUNCE BODY....HE IS FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE. EVERY CHILD IS A MIRACLE, BUT I AM GRATEFUL WE GOT TO EXPERIENCE THIS CHILDBIRTH AND PREGNANCY THAT WAS FILLED WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING...AS I WILL NEVER EVER TAKE ANY BIRTH FOR GRANTED AGAIN. I HAD 4 KIDS AND ALL CAME WITHOUT A HITCH AND WERE HEALTHY. UP UNTIL NOW OUR GRANDCHILDREN ARRIVED WITH VERY LITTLE COMPLICATIONS.....THIS ONE HAS TAUGHT US A WHOLE NEW DEPENDENCE ON GOD. I HAVE WATCHED MY DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND TAKE THIS JOURNEY AND I HAVE BEEN IN AWE OF MY DAUGHTERS STRENGTH - GOD HAS BEEN WITH US EACH STEP OF THE WAY AND I KNOW HE WILL CONTINUE TO WALK WITH US AS TATE GROWS AND MATURES. ONE DAY HE WILL BE A BIG STRAPPING GUY AND WE WILL FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE HOW THIS ALL STARTED. I AM IN AWE TODAY. I AM HUMBLED BY THE DELICACY OF LIFE. ENOUGH SAID. OH, , AND I MADE A CARD THIS WEEK. HAPPY TUESDAY EVERYONE!

10 comments:

Marlene Salvato said...

CONGRATULATIONS Gma! So very happy everything turned out the way it did - babies are miracles in themselves - but this baby is a special miracle!! xoxoxo

Bonnie W said...

Congratulations on that new grandson! I'll keep him in our prayers.

irishgreensue said...

OH, HOW WONDERFUL, Karan!! Sending up praises to the Father, who looks out for even the tiniest one of all!! Welcome to this new miracle of God's Love, may you revel in the joy of this new little one and enjoy every moment!!

PS - Great card - love the snowman tucked into the BG scenery!!

Carol Tro said...

God Bless!! I will keep Tate & your family in my prayers!!

Sarah Kendrick said...

Thank You, Karen, for your testimony of God's Love & Care of you precious grandson. He watched over everything. Thanks for sharing! And, Thank You for the beautiful card. I hope to CASE it soon.

Sabrina said...

Congratulations, Karen, to you and all the family. What a blessing that it has all worked out so well - I know from my brother all the stresses of a complicated pregnancy and so many of the things you mentioned. How wonderful that Tate needs neither oxygen nor feeding, that is truly wonderful. May he grow in strength (and grace).
And - of course your card is beautiful as always. What's not to love about a sweet snowman in a gorgeous setting.

Jason Loucks said...

Karen, I absolutely love your card! So pretty.

prettynpink4946 said...

Praising God for all NB good things. XOXO

Anonymous said...

Karen, Congratulations on the fearfully and wonderfully made little guy, Tate. What a blessing to read your post.
Sandi Hurford

Anonymous said...

Karen, Congratulations on the fearfully and wonderfully made little guy, Tate. What a blessing to read your post.
Sandi Hurford