Sunday, October 29, 2006

You Can’t Make this Stuff Up

After a platelet donation at the Red Cross the other day I was offered refreshments by an older gentleman. When I sat down to drink his OJ and polish of a rejuvenating Krispy Kreme, he joined me.

He told me he hadn’t worked for money in 24 years, and that he had been a volunteer at the Red Cross for 20. He retired from the City as a manager in charge of issuing various business licenses. As I stuffed doughnut in my face he explained that he and his wife raised 2 sets of twin grand-kids. It seems his daughter was not fit to be much of a mother and could not care for her 4 children, so he took them in.

Now this is where he got me. One pair of twins is girls. One of the twins from this set lives here with 3 kids and the other lives in Florida. Recently the Florida twin had her 2nd miscarriage, so the Portland twin went to visit. Apparently after a miscarriage there is a procedure to clean out the uterus and the Florida twin postponed the procedure due to the Portland sister’s visit. When she eventually went in for the procedure they did a pregnancy test and found that she had been pregnant with twins and that only one had miscarried.

It was his understanding that the second, surviving child may not have been detected if the procedure had not been delayed. She is now looking forward to her first baby and expects her grandparents to be in Florida for the birth.

I guess he won’t be offering me juice this summer.


Blogger Amanda Peterson said...

That's an awesome story. Thanks for sharing!

Sun Oct 29, 08:15:00 AM PST  
Blogger michaelbrummett said...

Wow! Some people would say coincidence. We know better. How amazing God works. Thanks for sharing another wonderful way that God protects. (-melinda)
Praise be to Him who 'chooses us in the womb' (-michael)

Sun Oct 29, 06:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lori Ann said...

i have heard about this happening before. don't you just love visiting with people and hearing their stories. everyone has one and are worth listening to.
nice to have lunch with you and christa today!

Sun Oct 29, 07:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger CJ said...

As the Moody Blues would say, "Isn't life strange?"

That's some unbelievable stuff.

Thu Nov 02, 12:43:00 AM PST  
Blogger KMiV said...

I remember this happened with Chris and Nikki. They thought she had miscarried and turned out they were wrong. God is good.

Sat Nov 04, 07:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jen said...

So, I guess you've been busy lately. Or maybe you're lacking creative juices... Surely since you've had a whole month of living you could think of something to write about... you could even write me a late birthday poem if you want to... Do you need more ideas?:)

Fri Nov 24, 08:43:00 PM PST  

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