June 26, 2010, 2:30 am – The phone rang, and I grabbed it up with a start. I was immediately at full awake and alert status for I was fairly certain this call would be “it.” My sweet daughter-in-law Tara had been timing contractions for days. My heart raced as I heard the latest update.
June 26, 2010, 6:00 am – We pulled up to the emergency room entrance. As we wheeled through the hallways and hit the elevator, my “professional birthing” instinct said it wouldn’t be long!
June 26, 2010, 8:09 am – His sweet little body swooshed safely into the doctor’s and Daddy’s hands. Daddy stood by to cut the cord. Ryan Douglas Cherry was here! 7 lbs. 13. oz., 20 ins. long. Prayers of thanksgiving and joy filled the room as we celebrated the miracle of life.
June 26, 2010, 1:00 pm – Our pediatrician opened the door to our room for an unscheduled visit. He held our sweet bundle in his arms. There were concerns, he said. Not everything appeared to be right. Tests would need to be taken. Results could be weeks away. We must prepare ourselves for difficult news.
June 26, 2010, 1:05 pm – Another Frontline Mama was born. Tears flooded her face as resolve set in her jaw. No battle would defeat her. No diagnosis would steal her love. She would fight for him and not let anything stop His plan. For this was her precious gift from God. Planned before time itself to be a blessing. Destined to glorify his Father.
July 2, 2010, 10:00 pm – As we wait, we marvel at the Father’s grace. He holds are hands as He comforts our hearts. And once again we hear His word echo in our souls: “I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to give you a future and a hope.” Welcome Baby Ryan! God has given you an awesome future! We love you!
Love, Your Frontline Grammy