Welcome! Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa ...Our house is your house
A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
So good to be home
Last night, after a spending our first day home together as a family of 13, we finished a late supper. The little ones were getting sleepy and there were still after meal chores to do, but we wanted to just take time to thank and praise the Lord for bringing little Eliseo home safely.
The past few days had been long. Friday, Eliseo was born; Saturday morning, Jaynee was released from the hospital less than 24 hours after her c-section. Rather than going home to rest and recover with a little baby, she was sitting next to an incubator talking to and praying for her son. Sunday, Jaynee sat there from early that morning until almost midnight that night providing milk to feed Eliseo through his feeding tube. Daniel had the other 10 children with him as he preached and took care of things as normal for the morning and evening services. Sunday afternoon, the pediatrician gave little hope of Eliseo leaving soon. She was hopeful he would be able to start nursing sometime during the next few days.
You can imagine our surprise when Jaynee went back to the hospital Monday morning with a little cup of milk for Eliseo and the nurse said, "Your baby is getting hungry; you need to come nurse him". Jaynee followed her back into the nursury and the handed her Eliseo for the first time. The doctor came in a bit later and said that his breathing had dramatically improved, and if he was nursing well, he could be released that afternoon.
The lady who had helped watch our children over the weekend had to go back to work, so all the children waited patiently all day long at the hospital to meet their little brother. Normally, no child under the age of 12 is allowed past the waiting room, but the doctor who was attending to Eliseo that day said that while they were waiting, the older children could take a quick trip back to hold their new brother.
We know it was simply and wonderfully the Lord who heard the prayers being given for our son who laid His hand on his little body healing him so quickly. Thank you so much for bringing our son before His throne.
Yesterday, Eliseo went from one person's arms to the next. I think the only time he was out of someone's arms was when he was getting his diaper changed. Jaynee was finally able to relax and woke up this morning feeling so much better. We had to go back to the hospital this morning to get another blood test done for the little guy. We walked in together and then back out all together. And now as our home as been expanded by "two more feet", our hearts our full of joy as we serve our Lord together.