My super yummy cake!
This is a day to celebrate my life! I would like to share a story with you that to me is an awesome reminder of how precious life is and how the goodness of God is evident, even through difficult experiences.
I have been thinking a lot lately about when C was born. Right at the beginning of my pregnancy I had an odd jaw pain. It went away almost as quickly as it had come. Right after giving birth to him in May of 2007 it came back.
With C (1 day old)
B, C and A getting ready for a walk
I had my appointment scheduled and David, myself and several dear friends were praying and helping. I went into the appointment a little apprehensive and I kept asking God for peace, whatever the outcome. I went in to see this new doctor, he asked me why I had come and advised me not to do anything! What?? The doctor was telling me not to do this procedure. I immediately felt peace and knew that this was the right thing to do. After several weeks, my pain went away as did the bump. Over a year later a bump returned on the outside of my gums - in essentially the same location. Fortunately for me, there was no pain associated with the new occurrence. Why do I bring all this up! Well, because it was on my birthday in 2008 - almost 1 1/2 years later that we figured out what happened. My nerve died in one of my molars - no one ever caught it. The bump in my gums was an abscess that needed to be addressed. I ended up having a root canal (with a specialist) that seemed like a breeze - they didn't have to deaden the nerve because my nerve had already died on it's own.
An awesome birthday in 2008 with many unknowns answered!
I remember this and I am so thankful. I wish everyone had caught it sooner but I remember being scared and in that place of unknown. Thank you Lord for giving me that year with C and then some - I didn't know then that D and E were to follow! And thank you for taking this trip down memory lane with me. To Him be the glory!