I have one brother who has two sons. My brother, who is 6 years younger than me, and his oldest son have chosen a difficult route ... one that is foreign and inconceivable to me. Drugs, lies, illegal activities, and breaking my parents hearts ... and mine. But I'm not going there today! Where I am going is my "young'un" ... the name I have always called my brother's youngest son, and my nephew. D's mother has been out of the picture for many years, his dad isn't much of a dad at all. All the odds were against D., but he has worked hard and beaten the odds!
D. started down the same path as his dad and brother in his mid teens, but he ran away with a girl and was gone for a few weeks about 9 or so years ago. When he came back he was a different boy. He finally decided that he couldn't live that life, and it was up to him to make a life for himself. He studied and got his GED, then got a job at a local HVAC company and trained and succeeded. Today he works doing service calls during the week and making sales calls on the weekends. Last year he was solely responsible for about 1/3 of the company's profits. And apparently the company's owner is grooming him to take over when he retires in a few years. Not bad for a young man who had many hurdles and struggles against him.
Today, D. is married to a sweet, smart and very pretty young woman, A. It is obvious they love and are committed to one another, and I think she is great for D. For years I have prayed for him that he would find the woman who God had prepared for him, and for her that she would be good to him. God has answered those prayers in a wonderful way.
D. and I haven't had a great relationship in recent years, although I'm not completely sure why. Of course I know some of the reasons, but some questions will probably remain unanswered. But that has all changed, and I give God all the glory. Why? Because God still uses tiny babies to work miracles!
Now, let me show you some pictures!
|Baby G. only minutes old, but with those bright and alert eyes.|
|I love this picture ...|
|Mommy and daddy ... so happy!|
|One happy and proud Daddy ... I love these two so much!|
|G. four days old and off for his first Dr. appointment.|
|Mama holding her great grand baby for the first time! This picture just makes me so happy!|
|Me, holding G. for the first time.|
I was so afraid I wouldn't have the opportunity to know and love this baby, but God does work miracles, and I am so very grateful! Thanks for visiting today! Blessings,