Seventeen years ago today on September 11, 2001, one of the deadliest attacks on U. S. soil occurred.
Thirteen years ago today on September 11, 2005, one of the greatest blessings in my life, and in the lives of my family occurred.
Brian Jacob Edmiston was born and my family knew God had given us a “miracle baby,” and had him born on September 11th, to demonstrate us that ‘God’s Goodness Always Remains.’
My sister and brother-in-law were married and desired to have a baby for ten years. Through several failed attempts at IVF and several miscarriages which followed, they were told that medicine and modern science could not help in giving them a child.  My sister left the parking lot of the doctor’s office that painful day when this news was told to her, threw her arms up in the air, and exclaimed,”Only You, God can tell me if I will have a child or not.” Within the month she was carrying our miracle baby, Jake.
Her due date was for sometime in early September. All she cared about was that he not be born on September 11th. I mean, can you blame her? Who wants their child’s birthday to be remembered on the same day as a National Tragedy? Who, God, that’s who!
Because my sister knew, that God had given her a miracle, God knew she would give Him the glory for it!
“But The Word of The Lord Remains Forever. And that Word is the Good News that was preached to you.” (AKA The Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord!)
1 Peter 1:25
So, on September 11, 2005, four years after one of the worst tragedy’s in the world, God brought His triumph! My family and I stood around a hospital bed in Oakland, California and welcomed Brian Jacob Edmiston, God’s miracle baby, into this world!
He is an incredible boy, with talents and abilities too many to list, who became a teenager today. God has great plans for him, and I am proud to be his Aunt Lisa!
God’s goodness always remains, and is a part of our lives even in the worst of times!
Happy Birthday Jakey Boy!  You are so loved!!!
Speak Truth Love

2 thoughts on “TRIUMPH OUT OF TRAGEDY 

  1. Made me cry reading about our journey to have Jakeyboy. He truly is God’s blessing to Jim and I. I still am in awe of God’s grace and wonder why He blessed us with this beautiful gift when I am so undeserving. God’s love for me has taught me the ultimate faith lesson and to always trust His will and not my own! We love you so much Lis! You are an amazing sister, sister-in-law, and especially an Aunt!😘❌⭕️

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