Friday, February 29, 2008

Hope



smoky clouds gray
sunshine peeks through –
rays of hope escape
life survives.


A dear friend of mine sent this news that empowered me enough and moved me to tears. Please take a moment to visit the link and catch the video. It’s about a premature baby who fell through a moving train’s toilet in Ahmadabad, India. You may or may not know this but most toilets of trains in India open up to the tracks. The baby has survived the fall after being discovered two hours since.

As some know, premature babies are a subject very dear to my heart. The photographs and the shots of the baby reminded me of my own daughter’s premature birth. The little girl is three times my daughter’s birth weight and the attending physician doubts whether she will survive. My heart tells me she will. I hope she receives the best care she could possibly obtain. My thoughts and prayers rivaled each other to the forefront of my mind’s eye, please Lordy Lord, let her be a miracle like my own.
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Note that the photograph is one I found a long time ago online, but cannot find the link to,
any more. It's not one of mine, but it sure reminds me of my daughter, they all look so similar at that age, small yet beautiful.
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This post is in response to the prompt from Sunday Scribblings,
and the prompt from Writer's Island.
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37 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

It was all over the news yesterday. Hope she survives.

teachers bleed tears

ratanaong said...

Hope life's little miracle will happened to this little girl soon.

Anonymous said...

A sad story which will hopefully have a happy ending. TYou wrote this with such feeling.

anthonynorth said...

A dreadful accident. Yet I'm always amazed at the survival abilities of babies.

Linda Jacobs said...

It was on our local news here in New Hampshire. Love your words!

pepektheassassin said...

What a beautiful little baby! I hope this miracle of her life continues....

I had not heard this story.

qualcosa di bello said...

i am so glad you shared this story...i added it in my sidebar as my blogread of the week - nothing else compared!! & your poem...so fitting & gorgeous...i am particularly drawn to "rays of hope escape."

Lucy said...

omg what a tragedy for that poor baby girl. I pray she survives. I didn't know the trains toilets were designed that way. That poor Mom must feel awful. Hope you will give us an update and it's good news. :))

Robin said...

What a heartbreaking story. I will hold this little one close in my heart and hope that she is able to pull through.

Greyscale Territory said...

O what a soft and powerful story. Adored how your post works with the idea and makes it a window on your own world! Just lovely!

Smiles and Light

rebecca said...

If this is not a miracle, I don't what is....my heart feels this little one will survive....i will, like many others, will pray for her

and she is quite beautiful...she moves you to tears.

Cricket's Hearth said...

I too am praying for a happy ending to your post. I lost my first daughter to a premature birth. It is something I will never forget.

Scout said...

Preemies are definitely miracles and keeping them alive and healthy is more of a miracle even though it involves modern day medicine.

Whitesnake said...

i have to ask you.

regardless of what you see and what you hear do YOU believe?

luv ya
Steve

redness said...

Oh Noooo how sad! Beautifully and so respectfully written UL ;)xx

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Whoa. I haven't heard that story about the baby. I hope she survives and is okay.

Constance said...

Saw the story, mind boggling!

'life survives' - love that line. :)

Just Jen said...

I never heard of that story before. I had no idea, how sad. I'm glad your little on is doing better though!

paris parfait said...

Yes, I heard it on the news. Hoping she survives, without lasting problems. My cousin was very premature and is now the largest one in his family, with two kids of his own.

tumblewords said...

Amazing story - it's been u-tubed and told around the world. One wonders. We all cheer and pray for the little one. Nice poem and post, UL!

Marja said...

Oh what a little miracle UL. She must have been born with a great guardian angel and will survive just like yours. She was meant to be here. Take care.

Patois said...

I did not pay enough attention to the news yesterday, so I'd not heard. You've told her story well. I can see how you went back in time with it.

Amarettogirl said...

Your writing alone is like a prayer. Our thoughts pay homage here to all premature babies everywhere! Where ever you found this pic it is a stellar image to accompany your thoughts.

Jeques said...

We all came to this world with a purpose and no amount hindrance could stop us to fulfill that. I think this story simply reminds us of that.

The child and your daughter has accomplished one of their purpose. They made their statements loud and clear.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

the tongue tied muse said...

I had heard the story and it touched me so, as did your post. Great job! I too am hold a prayer that she survives.

paisley said...

i did hear about this,, and i was touched,,, however the fact that the toilets just empty on the ground in india takes some of the fun out of it for me.....

Thinking aloud said...

hey..i was so sure i had commenetd here...

i heard that story and for a minute was numb...just imagining how terrible things....I do hope she's okay...

the poem speaks volumes, Ul and the write-up below too...

Rambler said...

I hope she survivies..

Preethi said...

That was dreadful the accident.. I can imagine what the parents are going through. Hope all is well again.

Empowered

Preethi said...

come read my take on sunday scribblings - My time capsule

Rob Kistner said...

What a touching post. One hopes for a happy ending to this story...

Bone said...

I did hear that on the news. How amazing that she even survived the initial fall.

I have a little cousin who was born 3 and a half months early. I held her in the palm of my hand. She's nine now :)

LittleWing said...

beautiful... lordy lord...amen...

CHEFDRUCK said...

I'm praying she survives... beautiful poem and amazing picture.

MsRose said...

UL
Amazing are the works of God!
God Bless you for posting this!
I hope this baby lives to hear and tell her story before her story-so to speak.

MsRose

WriterKat said...

It is so sad. The poor little baby. I hope she makes it. How wrenching for the poor mother.

I was a premie by 6 weeks. Not by very much compared to some. Still, I am partial to premies.

spillay said...

Hi UL. Just dropping by to see how you are. Your latest post really touched me. God's hands has protected this little child from harm on that day,..and I pray that with divine love, the child will survive and live a healthy life.

Spillay xx
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