Friday, July 2, 2010

Only for a Time (Lucas' story)



Lucas was my first experience with preterm labor.  I was 30 weeks along, and having mild contractions every 3 minutes. For weeks we worried and waited, hoping our sweetie would not come early.  Thankfully we made it full term!  But during the last minutes of delivery, something went wrong.  Lucas was in distress, and we had to get him out fast.   When he was born, he was blue and limp.  Our friend, Laura, was our L & D nurse.  She whisked him away and frantically worked to resucitate him.  There was no one to explain to us what was going on.  All we knew was they were yelling for me to push him out, and now the room was very quiet.  Andy and I clung to each other, wept quietly, and prayed.  A few minutes later Lucas was okay, but we will never forget those moments when we committed our son to God and 'gave' Him control....choosing to trust Him however He allowed things to turn out.

Lucas is such a delightful little boy.  He is sweet, compassionate, thoughtful, creative, and he loves being at home with us.  He loves home schooling, and continually comes up with new ideas of what he wants to learn more about....what happens after an oil spill, how a CD works, and so much more I can't remember right now.  He loves to learn! 

We cannot imagine our family without Lucas.  We are so blessed!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree! Lucas is one special and amazing boy! I am so blessed to know him. Cathy :)

Katie said...

Our nature walk resulted in Lucas rescuing his first baby bird pet. What a special guy!

Sarah 'Bekah said...

Love that picture of him! Lucas has such a sweet spirit & kind heart...we sure wish we were closer & could spend much more time with him (and all of you!)

cami said...

Lucas is such a sweetie! What a scary moment after his birth - So glad everything turned out well with your darling boy!

Denise said...

I had no idea you'd gone through that after Lucas' birth! Although I've never met him, it's obvious that he's a special little boy; that specialness shines through in his pictures!

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