Thursday, March 25, 2010

What It Means To Be Loved

At 32 weeks pregnant the doctors said Megan had a 50/50 chance of survival. 

10 days later they said it was just a brain abnormality after all.  Nothing life-threatening.  How it would affect our precious baby, we didn't know. 

Before she was born I was already completely in love.  That bit of scary news didn't change a thing for me.

Megan was born 3 weeks early on June 2nd. Perfect, beautiful and a tiny 6 lbs.

Megan was diagnosed officially with Dysgenesis of the Corpus Callosum at 6 weeks old. 

Megan has challenges to overcome anytime she learns something new, but she is persistant... and always joyful!  She is a treasure to our family!

My prayer as Megan's mommy is that she will know what it means to be loved.  Not just by her daddy and I, but by our loving Heavenly Father who knit her together in my womb, saw her life before we had even thought of it, and says she is fearfully and wonderfully made.  She is special!

For five months and eight days my wife and I had waited
Gettin' ready for our baby girl
But when he called the doctor said I need to see you
and could you come in soon
then something died inside of me to sit with him and hear
the tests that said our baby may not live to be a year
then turnin' to my wife and he said "whata you wanna do?"
and she said...
I wanna give her the world
I wanna hold her hand
I wanna be her mom for as long as I can
and I wanna live every moment until that day comes
I wanna show her what it means to be loved
so we spent each day, watchin' every minute
and prayin' for our baby girl
and I will not forget the way I felt that moment
when she came into this world
but they took her from the room just as soon as she was born
and watchin' through a window I could see her holdin' on
when a voice inside me said...
I wanna give her the world
I wanna be her dad
I wanna hold her close for as long as I can
and I wanna live every moment until that day comes
I wanna show her what it means to be loved
Well ever since the day
we got to bring her home
she's been out to prove the doctors wrong
oh and you should see her now
she's as pretty as her mom
and theres a boy at the front door waiting just to take her to her high school prom...
and he wants to give her the world
wants to hold her hand
and someday she may get a wedding band
but she's gonna live every moment until that day comes
and we're gonna show her what it means to be loved
 ~Mark Schultz

Is it any wonder that I feel like this is our song?!


Janna said...

Oh! Another touching post. Praise God for her life!

In response to your comment today about initiative :Wow I never thought about it that way but you are right. Prov. 31 women certainly didn't sit in a rocking chair with kids all day! thanks for you input!

Learning to accomplish these tasks on their own is just as important as hugs, and they feel the sense or reward and pride. Glad to have such a thoughtful mom as a commenter!

Crystal said...

Just... breath taking! Thank you for this.

Tiffany said...

This is such a beautiful testimony of God's love and grace. Meghan is such a sweet, beautiful girl. Praise God for our miracle girls!!

PS I am still thinking about a mothering post for you. For some reason I am drawing a blank, but I will keep thinking.

Sara said...

This is beautiful! And what a beautiful child you have!! Thanks for sharing this.

momozbo said...

A wonderful testimony to our gracious God.
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful little girl.
A poignant prayer for Megan's walk with Jesus.
I know that as Megan sees Mommy and Daddy walking with Jesus, she will want to follow him as well.

Anonymous said...

May we ALL know such love! Megan's adorable and the song is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing here.
Hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

This is so precious...thank you for sharing.....