Republicans-0; Democrats-0; Baby Declared Winner

Like all of us, I juggle many hats. On rare occasions, bright lights on one hat start flashing so that it is the only one visible. That happened to me last week when my husband and I were woken up at 5:30 a.m. by a hospital nurse telling us that they were wheeling our daughter into emergency surgery. By God’s grace, the best possible doctors were on hand and a short time later she was stable after an emergency cesarian section. Her premature newborn son was sent to the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). 

Both mother and baby, thank God, did well and they are now recuperating and growing at home with the new father and myself providing full-time support. We are assisted by tremendous help from one of my other daughters and a group of friends who keep dropping off meals and even picking up and delivering laundry. Amazon’s shipping of necessities the new parents didn’t think they would need for a while deserves a mention as well. 

This should explain why our ministry had a virtual blackout last week: no Thought Tool, Ask the Rabbi or Musing. Truthfully, I’m not sure when I will be back at my desk full time. Right now, I am remembering what new motherhood is like. Little sleep, lots of diaper changes and overflowing prayers of gratitude. 

Thanks for your patience and support while my mother and grandmother hat rules.

Judah Judah2

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15 thoughts on “Republicans-0; Democrats-0; Baby Declared Winner”

  1. Congratulations on the new grandchild. Thank you for being the lovely grandmother and mother that you are. God bless you with strength and stamina as you move through these days. God bless the family and their new baby.

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  2. Congratulations… take all the time you need… I’m 2 weeks behind on my reading and listening anyway… Baby’s health first…

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  3. Peter Mojassamian

    Dear Mrs. Lapin, I am for Mr. Trump for the following reasons:
    I do believe in the Republican Ideology, but it is not practiced by the pros. Republicans don’t have a leader. Mr. Trump with all his foibles has a better chance to win against Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Sanders. None of the other Republican candidates can. So the question is which would you like to win the elections? Mr. Sanders or Mrs. Clinton?
    I remember you were promoting Ms. Fiorina (which I was for her as well) as well as Mr. Ben Carson. I don’t think either of them can make it that far. Our only choice as of now is Mr. Trump to save the country from Mr. Sanders or Mrs. Clinton. You may prefer Mr. Sanders to either of them perhaps in the hopes that he might be pro Israel, but so would be Mr. Trump without the other negatives Mr. Sanders is going to bring to the table. If Mr. Sanders were to follow Ancient Jewish Wisdom, he would not have chosen to be a socialist (one step removed from communism). I would love to hear your response. I might be missing something here.

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  4. When your Musing didn’t show up last week I wondered if there was something happening in your life. You’ve been in my prayers. Babies are such blessings. My newest granddaughter turned three months last Saturday. She was an at risk baby due to her size. Very small. She is doing so well, Praise God! Praying for your family. You will be missed but your Musing followers will be lifting you up! Many blessings!

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  5. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how distressing the birth of a Grandchild under not normal circumstances can be. Please keep those of us who follow you and your family updated, when you can. I call God’s blessing down on you and your wonderful family.

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  6. Congratulations! I prayed for you and your family today thanking God for this blessing and asking for His continued help. So happy for you!
    Linda Rollins

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  7. My congratulations as well. Take time for family, it is the healthy thing to do. Thank you for everything, including this wonderful post.

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  8. A post-scriptum to your last Musing, regarding discussion of my ‘supporting’ Mr. Trump, who is gleefully and smugly riding a tidal wave of popular outrage in this country. Most everybody has heard the acronym WYSIWYG (‘What You See Is What You Get’). I admire Mr. Trump for all the awesome things he has done. Still, a bothersome little fear haunts me about Mr. Trump, based on his past ‘politics,’ and for him I propose a new acronym: WYTYSAWYGG: ‘What You Think You See Ain’t What You Gonna Get!’

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  9. Mazel tov to you all.
    May AbbA Bless him,
    The RuaCH haKodesh fill him,
    that haDevar of the LORD make
    his life one of continual praise.
    May His Perfect Ohev be in you all.

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