Wednesday, August 17, was a beautiful morning. Admittedly my memories are a bit hazy because of the health crisis I detailed last post.
But my angel mother arrived on the scene to before 7, and spent the first part of the morning caring for me.
“I’m supposed to watch the twins at 11, because Julia has a doctors appointment or something.” she said “If we tell them that Aunt Ken is sick and they aren’t allowed to do the ‘flying squirrel’ on you, I think you’d be fine to come with me. It’s not a great idea for you to be home by yourself in this shape.”
*Side note- the “Flying Squirrel” is a move created by certain 2 year olds where you get on the couch and run; launching yourself horizontally into whichever unsuspecting victim is sitting closest. Line your launch up to where even if they don’t see you coming, they take most of the impact, leaving you to scamper off and prepare for another round. Apparently it’s a blast 🧐
So I was slowly, painfully making my way to the car, when Mother’s phone rang: I could only pick up snippets of the conversation, but I caught “Boy” instantly I was on high alert.
“We have a little boy, Gideon Swope Showalter.”
What a precious gift. 💙
Gideon means “great warrior.” Swope was my Pappy Reuben’s middle name, same as HIS Granddads. so it’s been a family name for generations.
I was trying to find a verse for my new little buddy and I found it- direct words that the Angel spoke to Gideon in Judges 6. “When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.”
Stand for truth, show mercy, live uprightly, and the Lord will be with you, and you will be mighty, Littlest bud 💙 I’m praying this for you.
As soon as I was discharged from the hospital, we headed out to meet him. The newborn stage is so precious.
So this is where I’m spending a lot of time resting; the best medicine.
Aunt Em came and we attempted to get a few pics before we blink twice and Mr Gid is running with the wild Indians…
Julia is such a beautiful boy mom 💙💙💙
Welcome to the family, Little Buddy. You are so loved 💙💙💙
Aunt Ken, again 🥰