Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Three Years, Two Boys, One Wonderful Woman

It’s funny how things turn out isn’t it? I never dreamed in a million years I would be where I am today. As I write this on the eve of my wife’s and my three year anniversary (wedding anniversary because she celebrates all kinds of anniversaries), my wife sits in the NICU with our two tiny boys while I am at home miles away. Twin boys born a few weeks early; my own flesh and blood. It is surely a remarkable thing. Remarkable because I am responsible for these two people and remarkable because they are actually here and doing so well. It pains me to be away from them and from her, but I find comfort in that they are in good hands tonight and in that the Lord above hears my prayers for them all.

Becoming a father has surely taught me the power of prayer not yet seen by me before. Not only my own prayers but hundreds of others who say they have been praying for them. If not for this extraordinary power, I truly believe our precious boys would not be here. Thank you all for remembering them in your prayers.

These last few months have been, to say the least, a bit bumpy. Near the end of her pregnancy, Amy was driving an hour and half one way twice a week and it seemed every time she went, there was something new to worry about. The delivery was somewhat of a whirlwind, an emotional whirlwind, and our boys have been in the NICU ever since. Not your idea of picture a perfect pregnancy, delivery, and… homecoming, which we are ever so ready for. Despite it all she has been courageous. I have seen here cry for our boys, and I have seen her glow with joy as she holds Eli and Landon close to her.

Three years is really a short time. It’s amazing to me how much love can grow in three years. I am blessed to married to a woman with such a beautiful heart and wonderful spirit. These three years have been my best and I can’t remember a time when I have been more happy. Thank you… thank you my sweet Amy. Happy anniversary.

9 comments:

The Boyd Gang said...

Congratulations on three years of wonderful marriage and two beautiful boys. Thank you for setting such a wonderful example of a Christian couple that puts all their trust and their lives in God's hands. You both are amazing and will be wonderful parents. Those little boys are sure lucky to have you as parents.

Jacob said...

Happy Anniversary, you two! We love and miss y'all and are so happy to see how things have worked out. You're right, Dustin, this whole thing is a huge testament to the power of prayer!

Hopefully we'll see you and the little ones before too long...

Jost Family said...
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Jost Family said...

Amy, I would like to bring you lunch one day and meet you. I have been keeping up with the boys. Let me know what day/time is good for you. I know living the NICU life can be stressful so I thought a special treat would be nice!

Sarah Mengers said...

Congratulations on three years and the many more to come. You are going to be a great father and you have to very lucky little guys!! I hope everything continues to go well!! I can't wait for yall four of you to make a trip down here!! They are just so cute!!

Andrea Blair said...

I think that it is wonderful to see the love you have for your wife and your new twin boys. You and your wife are such great Christian examples for us all and I am sure you will be for your boys. I am so glad that Eli and Landon are doing well and progressing daily. Ya'll have been in our prayers and will contine to be. I know prayer is what has kept ya'll strong and those little ones to come into this world without too many complications.
Andrea and Saul Blair

Parker Life said...

Hey yes it is amazing on what 3 years can do. Just wait til it's 10 or 20. You and Amy are such an inspiration to Bryan and I and our children. Thank you for that. You are going to be great parents. God has blessed you and Amy and those little princes. They will be home soon and you will be able to have that homecoming. Amy is amazing and strong and wonderful. I am so happy for you guys and for you that you found that "perfect one for you".
You are all in our prayers.
Love ya
Bryan Amber and the kids

jess said...

Congratulations guys! :) It's crazy how quickly your life can change. Prayers continue - can't wait to hear from you again!

jahall4881 said...

Y'all are the wind beneath my wings. My wings need wonderful people who are wonderful parents and wonderful friends and wonderful Christians, and y'all supply that. I miss y'all, and am confident that one weekend is not enough Grigsby time for me.

John

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