Over the past several months it seems I keep coming across some pretty amazing stories about how little ones touch the world. I’ll explain that in a few moments.
I’ll start with tonight. I met an amazing mother at Children’s Place tonight. I was there with the MIL and TGD and MP shopping. Just doing our thing.
This one sweet little boy caught MP’s eyes and she couldn’t stop giggling at him. He was a firey red-headed cutie, probably about 8 years old. I walked over there with MP and let her giggle at the little boy.
The mom was holding a little girl. She was a DOLL baby. She was three months old. The mom told me that she was a twin, but her brother died at three days old. My heart SANK and I almost LOST it in Children’s Place. I told her how sorry I was for her loss.
We continued to talk for a few minutes and I headed back over to my MIL and TGD. I can’t remember why, but Reese and I went back over there and the mom and I started talking again. She shared with me that her little girl was in the hospital for six weeks. I asked her if the twins were preemies and she said they weren’t.
They were only three weeks early. The little boy weighed over 7lbs and the little girl was almost 7lbs. She didn’t share details on what happened to the little boy, but I know that her little girl was a miracle.
She shared a story that brings me to tears even thinking about it. I was telling her what a good big brother her oldest son was. She said he really is. Then she proceeded to tell me that the first time he came and saw his sister at the hospital was rough. She said that he came in and saw the IV in his sister’s head and started crying.
One of the first things he said to his sister as she was laying there in the hospital was “Sissy, if you come home I promise I won’t ever be mean to you.” I was floored. It was amazing to me that such a sweet little boy would say that to his lil’ sissy. In that moment, he KNEW that he loved his sister more than anything and wanted her to get better.
How AMAZING is that?
It seems like stories like these are creeping into my life. My first heart-wrenching exposure to an infant fighting for their life was Baby Luke. Brit over at DaveandBritPlusOne shared a link on Facebook to the blog Luke’s parents created to give updates on him. She asked everyone to pray for Luke. Baby Luke went to be with Jesus shortly after I was exposed to the blog. I read the blog religiously for updates and prayed hard for this little guy.
Luke got me praying again. I know that sounds crazy, but honestly, it had been awhile since God and I had chatted. Luke had a HUGE impact on my life, and I never even met the little man. Luke has and will continue to outlive his life!
Kristin and Benson still update Luke’s blog and she shared a link to a blog for Baby Ewan. Please check out that blog and PRAY. The parents are at a crossroad and are about to have to make some tough decisions. Ewan is 2 weeks old and not doing so well. I believe he has some problems with his heart, and him and his family need prayer. Please pray!
The second “heart” baby as they call it I’ve been exposed to is Baby Bowen. Bowen is the son of Sanctus Real’s lead singer, Matt. Right now Bowen is improving and in moderate care, but still needs prayers! Head on over here to check out his blog.
So why this post you ask? These stories have been laying heavily on my heart. There have been more instances where this has popped up, and I don’t think it is a coincidence. I am not sure where God is taking me by leading me to these stories, but we will see.
As a mother, I can not imagine the loss of a child. I love TGD and MP soooo much!
Please pray for Luke’s family, Baby Ewan and his family, and Baby Bowen and his family! Have a blessed day! 🙂
Have you talked to God today?