A New Beginning

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I have already been raising 3 of my grand kids for the last 9 months and recently, my daughter gave birth to another baby. He was born addicted to meth, so he was also removed from her care and placed with me. Taking on 4 special needs babies is a lot to handle for anybody, however I am determined to do what is best for my precious little ones. It takes a lot of care to help a baby get clean and it is hard to watch at times. I know he needs the special attention, so I give him tons. I let the other 3 help me as much as possible for such little guys in hopes that no one feels left out. I take turns taking each one with me on outings with the new baby, so they each get a special day with grandma and baby and it seems to be working pretty good. The 20 month old has his good days and bad days, so on his bad days, I have a neighbor come over to keep new baby comforted, so I can cuddle the other who lost his spot as the baby. It is all very time consuming, but I feel up to the challenge as I know my babies all need me. I know a lot of people are worried about the challenges I am facing right, but I am not. I have God at my side and He will see me through this. It took awhile to adjust to having one baby and then 3 babies and it will take a few with now 4 babies. I am still trying to watch what I eat but not really getting regular exercises in (except a lot of walking babies). I feel that right now I have to put my plans off to the side some until I can get a better routine going. I have the other 3 on a pretty good routine, but the new little guy has a routine all his own. I am slowly getting him to sleep more at nite then the day which is a big challenge. I can't let him get to over excited due to his detoxing issues, so it is a slow process and I have high hopes I can get him through this. I pray daily for my whole family as we work to rebuild our lives and I give thanks for all the help and prayers from all my friends.
I will probably be sorry for staying up to write this blog instead of trying to catch some more sleep, but sometimes you just gotta get away for a few, so here I am. Please keep us in your prayers and know that I am thinking of you all and praying for you also. With God at my side, I can do anything. Amen
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    WOW you are so amazing, emoticon emoticon . You are right God is there with you every step of the way. So glad that you took the time to post this, now I too have you, the youngsters and your daughter in my daily prayers. You are truly taking on a ton, but you know that saying ...God will not give you more then you can handle. He knows that you have wide shoulders for this loving arms are on them guiding you along the way. God Bless You! I pray that your daughter with be strong and turn her life around.
    Dear Lord...please give this family the Love, power and the strength they need. Please place an Angel with each and everyone of them. In Jesus name I pray! emoticon
    2617 days ago
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    Wow, lady you are amazing!
    You are earning your wings to heaven! That is a big job to raise more kids when you have already raised your own. I hope and pray your daughter comes clean and takes over raising her kids in a healthy environment, like you are.

    Big emoticon lady!
    2619 days ago
    You are amazing!!!!! What a blessing that you are there for those children. I know how hard it is with a baby born addicted - one of my adopted daughters had this problem too. When we adopted her we also had 2 toddlers, one with special needs. It was a very difficult time but we got through it! She is almost 14 now and although she still has some behavioural issues she is a healthy, intelligent and beautiful girl who is doing very well at school and should have a bright future. You have a long and difficult road ahead of you but there will be so much joy, love and laughter along the way and the rewards for both these babies and you will make it all so worthwhile. Your heart is so full of love and you have so much strength and courage. You are wonderful, putting so much thought, love and time into making sure that each one of them is getting what they need. I wish you and your family every blessing. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2621 days ago
    You must truly be a very special woman to be doing what you are doing, and I admire you for it all. Sending my prayers, and wonderful blessings to you. You so deserve it. Those children are so lucky to have you in their lives emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2621 days ago
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    You are an incredible daughter of God darling. emoticon You have taken on a great responsibility but your attitude is so thankful and loving.The Lord is watching over you.He knew you were the right person to shoulder what at times must be a tough burden.God is never wrong. emoticon These precious babies need you thankyou for being there for them.We are here for you whenever you need to unwind or just a hug emoticon .I pray that the Lord will continue to bless you with love and happiness.Take care lesleyanne. emoticon
    2621 days ago
    I am so glad you have taken the time to post. I have said prayers for you and will continue to do so. You are an angel.
    2622 days ago
    As the mother of a special needs son myself, I can only say God bless you. You're a treasure and those little angels are lucky to have you.
    2622 days ago
    You are blessed and highly favored. I couldn't think of anything else to say to you. I pray by the grace of God that He will strengthen you and keep you to take care of the little ones. I pray that you daughter will come into the saving knowledge of Christ and that she will experience His love and be touched by His Healing Hands in Jesus name. All the best to you. emoticon
    2622 days ago
    I will continue to pray for you too!
    2622 days ago
    You are one amazing lady, a beautiful, strong, Christian lady and I'm glad to know you.
    Keeping you in my prayers my dear SIC
    2622 days ago
    You have a wonderful attitude. I have two grandbabies that I am helping to raise right now. One of whom is a special needs baby too. Micah is just now two, but still has yet to talk. He goes in with Grandma to his first speech therapy and occupational therapy sessions this next Tuesday. I agree that raising special needs children is a worthwhile goal, but is a difficult task. With the grace of God I will be successful in being the best influence that I can be for my little angel. I know that you too will be and are blessed. May God continue to give you strength for the challenge. Take care and God bless, emoticon Deb
    2622 days ago
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    Sounds like you have the right attitude. Staying positive and leaning on God truly are the keys. emoticon emoticon
    2622 days ago
    Yes, you can do all things through Christ, who strengthens you!

    2622 days ago
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    Wow what a trooper ! God bless you and may there be 3 guardian angels surrounding you and may all those children be blessed as much as they can if any of the babies are girls I can happily send you some clothes if you need it.
    2622 days ago
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