Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This Magic Moment...Brought to You By Ruth

Within minutes of her birth, Ruth underwent open heart surgery.


 The doctors gave her the smallest of chances to survive.  The first surgery, if successful, would only be a temporary fix.   


It was only a matter of months before she was back in the CICU.  This would be no short visit.  Ruth would not be coming home until she got a new heart.


Day after day, month after month, I visited my niece in her hospital room.  No one really understood how sick she was.  Or how exhausting a smile could be.  Every afternoon, for as many days as I could, I sat by her side trying to absorb her every breath.

When the call came in the middle of the night, I slept no more.  A heart was en route.  Ruth was being prepped for another surgery.  The one we prayed would be her last.


One year ago this week, Ruth came home from the hospital with a new heart.  A new life awaited us all.


And after two years, our prayers have been answered.


Ruth is my Magic Moment.

7 comments:

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

what a beautiful story! God is so faithful :)

m&msmommy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful! What an awesome story of God's power. Thank you for sharing! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a miracle girl! She has been through so much.

Mommy's Paradise said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a precious little lady she is. :-)

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

YAY!!!! Aww what a sweetheart :)
This makes me so happy, and look at her gorgeous smile ...big cuddles to this little princess :)

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

I got chills reading this. So glad that she is okay!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't imagine what your family went through. What a beautiful miracle she is.