Today, I would like to introduce you to the Behymer family...Jeffery, Daysha, Lyndon, and Denton. I would like to share just a small portion of their "story" with you because it has been such a blessing to me. I know it will bless you, too! Like I said, this is just a small bit of what God has done in their lives. If you would like to learn more about them, their sweet family, and "the rest of the story" (thank you, Paul Harvey), then you should check out their blog, here.
Before I get into their story, I should start at the very beginning...a very good place to start (sorry, not sure what's with me today). Anyway, the beginning. The only member of the Behymer family I really know is Daysha. I've known her for a very long time...since I was just a little girl. Daysha is a few years older than me, and she probably doesn't even know this, but I always wanted to be just like her. She was fun, beautiful, hilarious, and she was a cheerleader!!! I knew I couldn't go wrong if I could be just like Daysha.
As we both got older, I still wanted to be like her, but I realized there was an even more important aspect of her life that I hadn't even taken into consideration. She loved God and sought after Him with her whole heart. She served Him with her life, and even though I knew she wasn't perfect, I could tell she wanted to glorify God through all she said and did. One year when I was in high school, she was one of my leaders at a Disciple Now. I'm not sure if she even remembers that weekend, but it made a huge impact on me. It was so refreshing to see someone older than me, who had been through the college years, and was now a real live "grown up," continuing to be faithful and still seeking what God wanted for her life. I also remember that she was dating Jeffery at this time, and she just knew he was the one God had for her. Listening to her talk about Jeffery and their relationship made me desire a godly man and a godly relationship just like they had.
Well, she was right. Jeffery was the man God had for her. They were married in 2004, and now God has blessed them with 2 beautiful little boys. This is the part of their story I would like to share.
I know I won't have all the details (sorry, Daysha), but I will have the most important parts, I promise.
Their first little boy, Lyndon, was born in 2008 at just 33 weeks gestation. He weighed 4.7 lbs. They spent 10 days in the NICU before getting to bring home their precious baby boy. During this time, they were overwhelmed by the goodness and faithfulness of God. Little Lyndon is now a strong, healthy 2 (almost 3) year old.
That brings us to baby Denton. Denton is almost 4 weeks old. He was born February 24 at just 29 weeks gestation. I can't imagine what must have been going through Daysha's mind when she realized she was going to have another little guy so much earlier than expected. I know I would have been terrified. I might have even been a little bit angry. I'm sure she experienced several emotions that no one ever saw, but through everything, she trusted God and believed He would remain faithful.
Well, Denton was a little over 3 lbs. when he was born, and now he is over 4 lbs! He is making progress every day, and just this week, he has reached some very significant milestones.
I'm sure Daysha and Jeffery have had their moments. I'm sure their emotions, thoughts, and feelings have been all over the place. But one thing has never wavered and that has been their trust in the Lord. I read Daysha's updates on Denton, and they are filled with praise and thanksgiving. Each day she is reminding others that "God is so Good" and "How Great is Our God." Her facebook wall has been filled with the support of prayers and encouragement from family and friends, but I know she is encouraging them just as much or more.
I have looked up to her since I was a little girl, and I think I look up to her even more now. I admire the godly wife, mother, and woman that she is. I love the positive outlook she has through the good times and the bad. I admire and find encouragement in her constant faithfulness.
I asked her permission to write this blog for 3 reasons:
1. Please pray for this family! God has been faithful to them, but there are still difficult days ahead. Pray for little Denton, that he would continue to grow stronger each and every day, that he would mature and develop the way he needs to, so he can go home to be with his family soon. Pray for Lyndon, this has to be hard on a little boy, but he is doing great! Pray that he will continue doing well even though his world is totally out of order right now. And definitely pray for Jeffery and Daysha, pray they will have the strength, energy, patience, and wisdom they need throughout all of this. Pray that God would restore them each day, giving them just what they need, just when they need it.
2. I wanted to write this as a reminder to be thankful for the good times and the bad times. Sometimes without the bad times, we couldn't have the best times! I'm sure Daysha and Jeffery would go through everything all over again to have their precious boys in their lives.
3. Most of all, I wanted to spread the message Daysha's been sending all along...God is So Good! We serve such a faithful God. Sometimes He works in ways we do not understand, but He is always faithful. I know this family believes in God's faithfulness and gives Him the praise and glory for all He's done in their lives. I love stories that remind me of what a great God I serve, and I thought you might too.
Like I said, details have been left out, but the important stuff has been said. Here is the link to their blog again, in case you want to check it out: Behymer Business