Monday, January 9, 2012

Mercy's Birth Story by Morgan

We took this picture today. I realized that we never got one of Morgan and Mercy together by themselves. Mercy is eating very well. Can you tell? Look at those cheeks. Even her arms look chubby in this picture!

Morgan has been a great help with little Mercy. I can tell how she has matured since our last baby (Maleah). I can trust her to rock her to sleep, take her to the potty, change her clothes and diaper, etc... What a blessing. I often think how difficult it was when I had three or four smaller children. Sometimes I wondered if I would lose my mind. They were all so dependent on me and it seemed I couldn't get anything accomplished. I probably put too much pressure on myself in that area and didn't see the blessing of the season that I was in. But, I do have to say that having extra hands and arms to cradle and love on our baby frees me up to get some things done that I normally would not be able to do. Like, writing this blog :)

Anyway, with that being said, here is Mercy's birth through the eyes of Morgan.

One morning at 6:00 a.m., Dec. 20,2011, I was woke up by my Granna. I sat up and asked her what was the matter? She said, "Your Mama is having contractions. I think we are going to have a baby today." I jumped up and started to run and go tell my sister Madison who was asleep with my two year old sister, Maleah. Granna said, "Stop. Don't be so loud." So, I stopped and said, "okay". Then I ran and went to go tell my sister. We all got dressed and got out the door by 7:00 and drove for an hour it seemed. We got there at like 7:45 and got everything out of the van. Me and my three sisters got out of the van and were told to go to the back room. We waited for 2 minutes, but it felt like 20 minutes. Granna came running in and said, " It's time!" So, after she ran out we rapidly walked out. We stood in the hallway and watched Mercy come into this world. Mama, not even having any time to get in the pool, gave birth on the floor at 8:05. My mama hemorrhaged, but it was a great birth!

Thankful for big sister, Morgan.



  1. I am enjoying these stories so much! So wonderful to see what they remember and what struck them as important. Thanks for letting them share! You girls are doing a great job!!

  2. Nichole: I do enjoy reading your blogs..Your blogs is on my favorites to read in the mornings during my work day...I love to see how much the Lord has blessed you and Keith and your family...It is a joy from the Lord to have a Godly testimony...Thank you for sharing your blessings with others...May the Lord continue to bless your family. In Christ, Wendy Portwood