Isn't it amazing how the things that would have normally been Top Priority can be thrown so quickly into perspective when things like this happen? And isn't it wonderful when God works a miracle?
Do YOU believe in miracles? Not just in the big things like this, but little every day miracles... Just making it to the gas station even when the E has been blinking for 2 miles, having the exact amount of change at the tollway, finding a perfect parking place in the rain...
Let's have some Blog Candy!
Tell me about a miracle that happened in your life. I'll keep the entries open for a while - let's overwhelm each other with stories of hope. On the 28th I'll do a random drawing from all the entries with a Miracle Moment comment and the winner will receive a set of Color Box Petal Point Fluid Chalk Pads by Stampin' Up! (retired).
My biggest miracles are most definitely my kids. If you haven't followed my other blog you may not know that I'm an infertility disaster. (Hi, my name is Abra Leah and I have PCOS, LPD, IC, hypothyroid, and a partridge in my pear tree.) Our Chloe girl was conceived after many failed cycles, chemical pregnancies, and early losses. I haunted pregnancy boards, blogs, and online communities while trying a million different tips, hints, and old wives tales. Pineapple juice, Robitussin, you name it. I have my own speculum, people. Oh, the charts I did take! Finally after many ugly dances with Clomid and progesterone and the mighty power of prayer...
Chloe Elizabeth - born 6 weeks early (I had pre-ecclampsia, yes I paid for my ObGyn's house) on June 30, 2004. She was 4 pounds 11 ounces, 19 inches long. She was our little NICU baby, but we were lucky that she came home earlier than many.
We thought that she was miracle enough for us! In fact, we had decided that we wouldn't go through fertility treatments again. (Did I mention that I turn into something Very Very Mean on fertility drugs?) We've always felt called to adoption, and so we felt that would be our future.
When Chloe was 9 months old I thought I had a horrible case of the flu. Turns out it was the 9-month flu - God wasn't through with working miracles for us! On October 25, 2005, we met our Bradley Allen face to face. His 7 pounds 5 ounces and 21.7 inches seemed huge compared to his sister!
And now, here it is almost my 31st birthday and I just cannot believe how very blessed I am. I married my best friend. I have a darling family. I love my jobs (teaching AND stamping!) and I have precious friends. Wow! Everyday is a miracle when you are surrounded by such love.