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Topic: Blue (10/08/09)
TITLE: God's Perfect Gift
By Tricia Draper
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“Blue, blue, blue,” a very pregnant Christi whined. “Almost every baby outfit at the shower today was blue!”
“Well, the doctor said it was going to be a boy,” her sister, Kaci said, as she picked up some left over napkins.
“I know but doctors can be wrong sometimes. I think it would be much more fun to have a little girl.”
“Why?” Kaci asked, smiling.
“Because, we could dress her up in lots of little frilly dresses. Just think of all the cute things we could put her in. I mean, I’ll be happy either way, but I just really want a girl. I don’t know if I can wait 6 more weeks to find out for sure.”
“You’re silly!” Kaci said, throwing a napkin at her.
“Maybe, but just wait until you have your first baby. Then you’ll see,” Christi said bending down to pick up the napkin. Just then, an incredible pain surged through her. “Ouch!” she cried.
“Christi? What’s wrong? Are you alright?” Kaci asked, concerned.
“No! Something is wrong.” Christi fell on the floor clutching her stomach. “Help me!”
By the time Kaci dashed across the room, she knew something was very wrong. She stood horrified over her sister as she saw blood running down Christi’s legs. “We have to call 911,” she said.
“There is no time for that. You have to drive me to the hospital. It’s only a few miles away.” As soon as she got that little wisdom out of her, Christi fell into hysterics. “No,” she sobbed. “It’s too soon! It’s just too soon.”
Kaci grabbed her keys and helped Christi into the car. She put her flashers on and drove like a madman towards the hospital.
As they drove, Christi started praying. “Dear Lord, please keep my baby safe. I know you are the one in control of the whole Universe, and I know you are the only one who can help me in this situation. Lord, I’m putting everything in your hands. I love you, and I love this baby. I don’t care what it is, as long as it is healthy and a perfect gift from you.” As soon as she said this prayer, she passed out.
Christi could hear people talking, but she couldn’t open her eyes. It was almost like she was in a dream. Everything was hazy and nothing made sense. Then she heard the words that allowed her eyes to open.
“It’s a boy!”
“What?”Christi asked, confused. She looked around and saw a bunch of doctors and nurses standing over her in a room. Then she remembered everything that had happened. Still in a fog she asked, “Is that my baby?”
“Yes,” a nurse said smiling. “He’s very small, but breathing on his own, so that is a good thing. You can’t hold him right now, because we have to put him in an incubator, but I will hold him up for you to see. There now, isn’t he a cutie?”
Christi stared at her beautiful little baby boy. Love just rushed through her. Through tears of joy she said, “I’m so glad you are a boy!”
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