Monday, February 9, 2009

E is for Elizabeth!

This was our "surprise" from God. We thought we were finished having kids. When I got pregnant with "Lizzie" we were homeless - living in a travel trailer with no running water or electricity.

I found out I was pregnant in the porta potty!! I did a pregnancy test in a porta potty, I still can't even believe that is true! I did not cry, I think I just laughed, not from joy, but from shock. It felt unbelievable. We had sex ONE time the month before - ONCE!! Ta Da!!

I got very ill while pregnant with Lizzie. Today, I am still not as strong as the woman I once was. BUT - I have come so far, and God has taught me so much through those rough years. Look at this precious Child - Elizabeth Tonda Grabbe - I would do it all again in a heart beat!!

I may not have known exactly what I needed. I did not know how much joy this kid would bring into my world! She has been sunshine through many dark days - not just for me, but for the entire family.

She is a complete joy and blessing!! I am VERY grateful that God decided to send her my way. I feel very honored, humbled and blessed to be her mother - Thanks, God!!!


Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh...I just got a glimmer of your have been through a lot!
That girl...oh, she is a blessing. Such a cutie and I can tell just how special she is to you by your words. :0
SO happy you found your ring...that is something that would make me crazy!!!!!

Ben said...

E is for Elizabth and MTB is for Meant To Be!

Shellmo said...

I just love that little Lizzie of yours! I can tell how much joy she brings your family!!

citizen of the world said...

Sometimes blesings just get lobbed at you when least expect it, don't they? That's a great story, and I especialy like the first photo.

ut I'm trying to overlook the fact that you just told us you had sex only one in a month. I do believe that would kill me.

Jen said...

What a great Example of how one should feel about their children!
A gift from God.
OX to Lizzie.

reliv4life said...
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reliv4life said...

Busy Bee - yes, I have, but am on the good side now!! Praise God!

Ben - absolutely!

Shelley - thanks! she absolutely does!

Citizen - UM you should know we were living with friends, in a very small house - the ONE time that month was a miracle!

Jen - well, thanks!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Effervescent,Exuberant,Ebullient Elizabeth!! I particularly like the picture with the black & white notes dress. The red really sets off her features!

Cassie said...

Ooops! The last comment was from me, Cassie. I forgot where I had signed in. Any way, I bet Hootie & BabyRD would love lizzie too!!

citizen of the world said...

Oh - awkward!! (still giggling, though)