Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Walking On Faith


There’s something wrong with your baby’s heart.

It was two years ago this week when we first heard those words. Anxiety stricken, we began to wrap our minds around that reality. Loving you before ever meeting you, we were now faced with fears we never anticipated.

Knowing we may never be able to hold you, to take you home, to help you grow up, the next few months were agonizing. Wondering if you’d have the strength to remain in the fight. Believing that you would.

On that day in August, the world changed. Pacing the hallways with rosaries in hand and prayers on our lips, you made your arrival.

Six minutes. Six percent.

That’s what the doctors told us. If they could get you into surgery within the first six minutes you had a six percent chance of survival.

Your angels were everywhere that day. From one end of the hospital to the other, traffic was stopped, elevators were waiting, doctors were expecting you.

Hours felt like years. With each second, someone, somewhere was whispering a prayer in your name. Asking God to give you strength, to beat the odds, to make it through.

Saturday, we will be walking with you. Because each breath you take gives us faith. Brings us hope. Surrounds us with love.

You are our miracle.

10 comments:

By Word of Mouth Musings said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Goosebumps and a lump in my throat ...
such odds, such faith!
Beautiful writing, what a memory to pour from your heart!

Maggie S. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow. Congratulations again. Everyday. Thanks for sharing.

amygrew said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! This is so beautifully written. How scary. Thank you for sharing with us!

Shell said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow. I have chills reading this. I love that you will be walking with your miracle.

Emmy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my! Wow-agree with the rest of the comments! God truly does perform miracles.

Adrienne said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's amazing! God is so good! This is a beautiful post! Stopping by from PYHO.

Jenna said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

beautiful. this was stunning. so inspiring. thank you for linking up!!

The Riggs Family said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a wonderfully written post. And what a miracle. God's hand was all over your baby that day. And...Congratulations on #4!
Stopping by from PYHO. And thanks for stopping by my post too. Good to know the love/hate relationship with dance class is normal. And that other moms think that the kids who do what my daughter does is funny and not annoying.

Making It Work Mom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! Just Wow!

I can't imagine being touched by such a miracle.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOW! This gave me head-to-toe chills. Beautifully written and as you said, what a miracle!