I’m a Miracle

Definition:

mir·a·cle/ˈmirikəl/

Noun:
  1. A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine.
  2. A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment.

Did you ever think how truly amazing your birthday is?

Today – I am 32 years old….and look mighty fine…if I do say so myself.

With everything that has happened with Baby Boy, being a mother, being introduced into a sisterhood of mothers with children with special needs – whether physical or mental, seeing a whole other side of the life that isn’t “normal”…I celebrate birthdays with eyes that finally open.

I see how miraculous a birth really is.

How amazing that so many of us arrive into this world “healthy” – all one piece.

How beautiful newborn cries are and how magical the rhythmic “thump, thump, thump” of  heart beat really is

How getting to every birthday is a miracle – with the world riddled with disease, tragedy….

I love my husband more.  I hug my daughter tighter.  I tell my family I appreciate them everyday.  I make time to see friends and share in laughter.

Birthdays shouldn’t just be about cake and gifts and parties – although I do love all three – especially if the party is complete with a Karaoke machine, a cocktail, and lots of food (note to all my readers:  plan this fun party for next year)

Birthdays should be about celebrating the breath you are taking in the moment.  The life you are living this very second, the past you’ve filled with memories, and the future filled with a lifetime of celebration.

Everyday is a miracle.

I’m a miracle and so are you.

Happy Miracle to me!

P.S. In case you want to send me a gift….a very expensive gift (jewelry, round trip tickets to Europe, etc)..please send me a message and I will happily send you my address OR you can donate to a great charity HERE.

 

Comments

  1. I stumbled upon you blog through another person, and as a mother of a special baby, your words touch my heart in a special way. I have been having a very complicated pregnancy, and I have a dramatic history with all preemies and so many close calls. Reading your hopes, thoughts, dreams, helped through some tough times. I won’t tell you that it is a walk in the park, butni can tell you that my 25 week preemie with two partial trisomies and classic, significant Autism has changed the life of everyone that gives her the chance to shine. She is seven, has little communication, is still in pull ups, and vets car sick more often than not. We drive over a hundred miles a day for therapy, and pay a Mercedes payment for insurance premiums. We also have daily copays for therapy, and we have four other children that we are devoted to as well. My special baby gifted me with peace and grace, patience and tenacity. She reminds me what is important and shows me true, unconditional love. Some days are harder than I ever imagined, but I never regret my miracle You have such courage and strength. I know that your heart aches every minute for your baby’s struggle, but he will have you there every step of the way and that is so incredible. You inspire me, and I just wanted you to know that we are praying for your family. I just delivered my son at 31 weeks, and as we rock tonight, I told him aboutnyr special boy, and that he could use prayers from even the tiniest fella. I think babies have a special connection to God. There is nothing more magical. Hang in there!