Thanksgiving ’15 – One That’ll Stand Out For Us From Now On!

26 Nov

Looking back I guess all our Thanksgiving get togethers have been good. There has always been lots of food….good food! And always lots of family, ours’ is a big one….and they’re all in the neighborhood, so to speak. In fact, I don’t know many that have it as good as I’ve got it. I have my folks, in their ’80’s; I have 5 kids….and 8 Grandkids (soon to be 9!) and all of them, except one little Granddaughter, live within 5 miles of me! I think about it most every day….and every time I give the Lord a little brief,….but extremely heartfelt, “Thank You”.

There’s at least a dozen of Christmases that stand out for one reason or year before last when Clay proposed to Chelsea with the whole family present. And there are some more when our own kids were little that stand out. But thinking back, and even though our Thanksgivings have been good….I can’t really remember one that stands out from the others. This year, however, will be different. It’ll be one that will stand out for me…and I expect, all of the Taylor Crew for as long as we all live.

The newest little Taylor boy (Cole & Kelly), Knox River, arrived just a few days ago. He came a couple of weeks early…and not without some major, even life threatening complications. His mommy’s vision became blurry, and her sister-in-law who just happened to be a nurse checked her blood pressure which was way too high! She insisted that they head to the hospital, 35 miles away. They rushed her in immediately, did an emergency C-section, and discovered that her uterus had ruptured. The doctor told the family that it was the first time he’d seen that in 18 years.  And in a more recent case….the baby was saved….but not the mom! We were told that the margin of safety for Kelly and little Knox was no more than 3 minutes! They gave both Mom and baby only a 50/50 chance! It was that close!

So, today as they prepared to leave the hospital for home, and I got to hold him for the first time, I was brought to tears thinking of the ‘little treasure’ that we have.…and what, otherwise, might have happened.

Yep, we’ve always had a lot to be thankful for. . We’re extremely grateful to the Lord for all the ways He’s blessed us. But this Thanksgiving will hold a special place for us forever and ever!



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10 responses to “Thanksgiving ’15 – One That’ll Stand Out For Us From Now On!

  1. Bob Ball

    November 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Wow! I am sooo celebrating this special Thanksgiving with you dear friend Andy! Thankful to God for bringing you all home! Love and prayers!

    • Andy R Taylor

      November 26, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Love my Muncie Friends!! We gotta figure a way to get together soon. Miss you!

  2. Mark Elmore

    November 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Wow!!, the Father does take care of his kids alright!!

  3. Jim Pugh

    November 27, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Beautiful story

  4. Sandra Young

    November 27, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Gods blessings for mom and grand baby!! Prayers for a quick recovery indeed!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Micah

    November 24, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Andy, I had no idea! God is good- all the time- & all the time God is good! Thank you for sharing! Big blessings for you all this holiday season!


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