Friday, June 25, 2010

Amazing Love, How Can It Be?

Big Buckaroo has a friend named Mickey that he worked with for years and was very close to when he lived further South. They remain very good friends today. His wife De and I became friends, she is very dear to me. Now, they live in another state, a pretty good drive from us, so we do not see them as often as we would like.

When I was pregnant with Little Buckaroo, Mickey, who is quiet the jokester, would tell us that we should name him or her after him because Mickey could be used for a boy or a girl. I just rolled my eyes, which further antagonized him.

However, when we were throwing out names, Mickey and De's last name was one we thought about using for a middle name if it was a boy (and it was). Not only was it a cool name, but we wanted to honor them. De had a daughter that was less than two years old when she and Mickey got married, Mickey raised her as his own.

They tried for YEARS to have a baby, and unfortunately De lost some sweet little souls before they were able to leave Heaven and join us here on Earth. So, it was an easy choice for us to use their last name as Little Buckaroo's middle name which we call him by. His first name is his daddy's, of course, we do adhere to many Southern rules, hehe.

When their daughter was a junior in high school, they took in a boy from church that lived in a children's home. He was also a junior in high school and they have given him the family he never had, guided him through his last years of high school and watched as he and their daughter walked across the stage and graduated last year from high school.

They are selfless and giving people, I don't know many people who would do what they have done to help a young man reach his potential and show him what God's love really is.

Then, as their oldest was in her first semester of college, De started feeling just plain YUCK!

Yes....we serve an amazing, loving God. I would like to introduce you to Jesse.

An amazing gift from above for two people who deserve so much happiness and as they look at their sweet angel, they have found it.

Jesse was born on MY birthday, but they did not name him after me, sheeesh, you think there would be a little name payback, just kidding.

Everyone stop today to count your blessings and know that God has so many wonderful things planned for you, even when you think things are not possible. He is the God of possibilities.

Thanking God for His Amazing Love,
The Park Wife

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.


Life with the Akin Clan said...

What an awesome story and such a blessing for what seems a great family! Congratulations to them!

MrsMama said...

Yes, what a beautiful story. And a cute baby!

Melissa said...

Wow, that is just amazing. God is so good. :)

Valerie said...

How wonderful! So happy for them!! :)Thanks for sharing this sweet story. (I agree with you about the name payback, though! heehee!)

kristi said...

Wow that is fantastic!!

Miss Jody said...

what a wonderful post*
you sound like an amazing friend yourself;)

upnorth said...

God is so amazing! His timing is always the best! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic post - a wonderful tribute to a remarkable family. Hope you and the Buckaroos are enjoying summer!

Anonymous said...

God is so good! Deb W.