Monday, June 14, 2010

Entertaining Angels

As I was going to sleep last night I was thinking about Virginia's delivery and I thought about the hospital chaplain that came to visit.

She came to visit us because we weren't sure whether my brother, Jeff, would be able to come to the hospital so we figured it would be nice to have the chaplain come over just in case. She must have come over about 8:45 pm--I was just getting a shot of pain medication in the iv and in my leg. We spent a couple of minutes talking to her and then all of a sudden everything changed in terms of the pain and the doctor and the nurse came in and we were in delivery mode.

I had my eyes closed most of the time but I remember opening them a couple of times during the delivery and I saw the chaplain off in the corner by the door watching. After Virginia was delivered she came back by us and said what a great job Tim did as a coach. She also prayed with us because she hadn't done that before. But the next thing that she said struck a chord with me again last night--she said that she was over in the corner praying the whole time during the delivery.

What an awesome thing that God allowed her to come in to our lives right before we were able to deliver Virginia and she was able to lift us up in prayer throughout that time. She was in our life for only a moment but what a lasting impact that made on me. She was also one of four people who was in that delivery room and saw our little Virginia--pretty awesome!!


  1. I meant to post a comment here in your latest blog, however somehow it ended up below... Under 6 weeks . . . Praying for all of you who love Virginia. And praying for Virginia's Daddy that he has a blessed Father's Day.

  2. @Jimmie's Auntie Amber -- thanks, I had a wonderful father's day! Bittersweet without Virginia, but blessed to have been surrounded by my amazing wife and son and extended family yesterday.

  3. This post just brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful blessing she was with you.

  4. Thanks Karin--it definitely meant so much for her to be there and praying us through one of the most difficult times in our lives.