Today's the big day, yippee and hooray~ later this afternoon, Dave & Wilma will be bringing their babies home from the hospital for the very first time!! For the past two and a half weeks the little guys (well, guy and gal) have endured oxygen masks and ventilators and CPAP machines and feeding tubes; today, however, they're breathing on their own and taking all their feedings naturally. They're tipping the scales at 5 pounds each and both have reached every other milestone necessary to be released from the care of the NICU. What a great day it is... what an answer to prayer! Thank you, LORD!
Now, if you're the praying sort, may I please ask that you pray for Dave and his family? This is, without a doubt, a wonderful time for them, but as all parents remember (or as those without kiddos can probably assume), the first few months (or is it years??) of parenthood are especially difficult and often times stressful as both mom and dad adjust to life with little ones (translate: no sleep) and all the care they require. Fortunately, Dave gets a fair bit of paternity leave so he and Wilma will be able to enjoy this journey together, side by side, all day and all night, until he returns to work in a few weeks.
This truly is a big, big, wonderful day for them and we are all just thrilled to pieces!
Welcome home little ones, welcome home~
"O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!"