The evening of January 3, 2009, I received an urgent phone call from my mom just as my husband and I were arriving home. With a cry and a prayer, I leaped out of the car and raced into the house. Crying and praying, I logged onto CB and posted an urgent prayer request for my cousin Tara who, half a continent away from home, had become critically ill on her way home from visiting family in Arizona and was being airlifted to Las Vegas, NV. Tara was pregnant with her first child and both her and her baby's lives were in great danger.
A number of members here began to pray and the following day I was able to write a blog called My New Little Cousin--Thanks For Your Prayers and my cousin, as well as her daughter Bella, survived.
This past October, my cousin became critically ill once again and her baby had to be taken prematurely. This time, the situation was even more seriously and her baby developed an infection as well. She was so tiny her daddy's wedding ring fit over her arm like an over-sized bracelet!
Once again, friends and family as well as strangers around the world prayed for little Adalyn and her mommy.
At six months old, Adalyn weighs 11 pounds and is still on oxygen. She has a lot of catching up to do but she is coming along nicely. Earlier this week, while visiting some family out-of-state, I drove my mom, a couple of my aunts and one of their cousins to visit Tara and her family who live several hours away from where we were at.
As we visited, I couldn't help but think about the struggles these precious little girls have had in their young lives and how close they both came to losing their lives. Their mom calls them her miracles and indeed they are!
My grand-nephew Owen was born only 22 ounces...could fit in the palm of his father's hand, he is now 2 and is of average weight and intelligence...normal in every way... so amazing...my nephew and niece practically lived at the hospital for the first 6 months and they so saw so many similar miracles, it isn't as rare as you'd think!! Love and prayers Shirley