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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Grandma P.'s Perspective

Hi everyone. This is Whitney's grandma, Brenda Patterson. With permission from Alicia and Thomas I am adding a few of my thoughts and feelings to their blog.

On Monday Alicia will go to the hospital to give birth to baby Whitney. She has nourished, loved, and felt, this baby for 40 weeks now, the time has come, she can no longer stay inside of her where she is safe and healthy. The time has come for us to let go… put her into the hands of doctors and nurses… and always in the hands of our Heavenly Father.

My first baby girl is now having her first baby girl. We are strongly connected, the three of us. My emotions are so close I feel like I am living the birth of Alicia once again, so much anticipation, joy, and excitement, knowing I will soon have a sweet baby girl. I love this baby as if she was my own, she is my own, my own grandbaby… The honor of giving life… I would do it all over again in a heartbeat - a heartbeat - Whitney’s heart is so strong, so perfect, I pray it will not be stilled. I pray to one day be able to hold her, to let her know how much I love her, that we may keep this gift on earth for as long as possible. It's all wait and see... which I think, is the hardest part. What a blessing to know that Families are Forever.

“All things are possible to him that believeth. Therefore, I will… doubt not, fear not”

Dear Heavenly Father, we let go of her now and place her existence into thy hands. Please take care of her - whatever thy will may be, we do have faith and trust in thee, we love her, our baby Whitney. I feel comfort and peace in knowing the love you have for this baby, her parents, and for all of us who care about her. Please watch over her and give her comfort through all she must endure.

"We are faced every day with situations that require courage and strength. If you turn to Heavenly Father, He will not fail you! He will bless you with the strength and the courage you will need to complete your journey back to Him." ~Ann M. Dibb

I love you baby Whitney, be strong, be brave, you may have challenges ahead, we are always here to help you. I know God has a plan for you and that you are an incredible special spirit.

“Don’t you quit. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.”

~ Jeffery R. Holland

We sincerely appreciate all the support and prayers for this new little life. We feel strenghtened through the love and concern of our family and friends.


  1. Sweet Whitney - I am praying hard for you little one, be strong! God has been, and continues to be with you. You have an amazing family full of faith in God and you!

  2. Brenda, Whitney is beautiful! I loved your post. Thank you for sharing your faith, strength, and thoughts with us. We will keep praying for all of you. Eternal families are a blessing, and whatever God's will and plan, you have that eternal perspective to stay strong. I know that together you will all "endure to the end". I pray that will be along time down the road, and will be a "happily ever after" story for all of you! Lots of love to you and your sweet family. Mary Riffle

    July 24, 2010 9:17 PM