Monday, November 5, 2007

Miracle


September 2005

The moment comes back to me crystal clear, like it were yesterday. Tender and unforgettable. It was the very first time I laid my eyes on her, I couldn’t take them off. It hurt to see her so tiny. So ragged and old. Oh how young! She was thin and bones. Twenty four hours after my C-section when the drugs wore off, M pushed me to the nursery in a wheel chair. Probes to measure the heart rate, probes to calculate oxygen levels and finally the feeding tube. All sticking out of a body as big as my husband’s palm. Weighing just over a pound at twenty nine weeks, she was small, still so beautiful. That's how I remember my daughter, a day after she was born. Prematurely. Yet the doctors called her a ‘fiesty little peanut’. Some called her a fighter and assured us that she would do great. Every time I was pessimistic and worried, M asked me to be strong for her, to fight for her, just like she was fighting for herself. And he was right. My daughter taught me never to give up even when the stakes are all against you. I am so proud of her, she is my miracle, she is my hero.


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Check out this song by Martina McBride, reflects my feelings to the dot.
You can listen to it here;
it’s called “In My Daughter’s Eyes”.
This post is in response to the prompt from Writer's Island.
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23 comments:

Herb Urban said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story.

Thinking aloud said...

tears in my eyes...birth is always a miracle esp if it happens teh way you've described...u have been strong... all the best...

keith hillman said...

Ah! Lovely story. Thankyou.

Remiman said...

UL
Your worded memory, Martina's song; so poignant and so forever unforgettable.
Perfect for todays prompt! Way to go girl!
rel

Jo said...

Oh crying now.......that was a lovely story, so well done.

Hedwyg said...

Oh, how lovely! Thank you for sharing this story with us.

Peace and hugs,
Hedwyg

Brian said...

I have tears in my eyes. Thank you for sharing such a intimate memory.

gautami tripathy said...

Birth of a baby is the most unforgettable moment in one's life!

Thanks!

tumblewords said...

Ah, how beautiful! Miracles and memories...

Whirling Dervish said...

You have written something so moving that I am near tears. You are very fortunate to have such a gift in your life.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Marja said...

Oh what a beautiful miracle. The photo is touching too. Thanks for sharing this.

Redness said...

Oh your story is so brethtakingly beautiful, Thank YOU for telling us!

Gill said...

Beautifully written, very touching.

Hungry Ghost said...

Wow - miracles do happen. Lovely memory - thanks for sharing.

paisley said...

what a character building experience for both of you... very inspiring....

pepektheassassin said...

A terrific story--loved it and the beautiful picture!

Just Jen said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful moment in your life! I absolutely love the picture. That is the sweetest thing I've ever seen. I hope you don't mind but I've added you to my blogroll. Very inspirational!

Andy Sewina aka Danny Wise said...

Unforgettable story! "Thin and bones" lovely!

Lucy said...

what a beautiful story to share. great way to convey the most unforgettable moment. :)

AnnieElf said...

So heartwarming and uplifting. Beautiful.

Rae Trigg said...

Wow. What a powerful photo and story. Thank you for telling it.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Such a beautiful moment it must have been, and your husband so wise to remind you to be strong for her, though, inside I bet you already were. What a remarkable photo and a perfect miracle.

writerwoman said...

That was a wonderfuland inspiring story to share. I got tingles reading it.