10/05/2012

My encounter with God, a true miracle!*

Posted in Encouragement, Family, Finding Faith tagged , , , , , , , , , at 9:18 am by The Water Bearer

“She’s pink and wiggly”, that’s what they said passing me a photo of my daughter, 3months premature, weighing a tiny 1 pound. I was 18, scared and groggy from the anesthetic. I was told of the baby inside me only 3 months earlier and strangely went insane for the colour mint green. Booties, bibs, outfits, even the bath! I was broke and couldn’t buy nice things for the nursery so I bought a roll of material, yep mint green, I made the quilts, curtains, a baby bag, bumpers, pillows, a nappy stacker, everything was mint green!

At 23 weeks pregnant I was told my baby was coming early and was too small to survive. Somehow I found faith to believe if God wanted me to be a Mum I would be, and if He didn’t I would accept His will. I would do my best to understand motherhood was not yet my time. Two weeks later my baby was still hanging on inside me yet I was traumatised, restricted to a hospital bed, stressed by the possibility of loosing my baby, wheeling between the birthing suite and the ward and back again, told my baby was coming, then wasn’t. I couldn’t cope anymore, I cried out to God “Please knock me out and wake me when it’s over!”.

The next morning they knocked me out (Emergency caesarean). When I woke they told me that my daughter now had a 50% chance of survival, they wheeled my bed towards hers in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), I noticed all the other babies were wearing bonnets (to help keep their tiny temperature up). Boys in blue, girls in pink, some in white, but I knew God was watching over my tiny baby girl, I knew deep down that she would be ok when I saw the one and only mint green bonnet sitting on her tiny head. I asked if someone had told the nurses, or asked for that particular colour but the nurse said she grabbed it out of the drawer and didn’t think twice.

My little miracle sent from above is turning 16yrs old this month, and is still miraculous proof of God’s existence!

I would love to hear of your miraculous encounters with God, please share them below. Blessing to you all!

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28 Comments »

  1. carrie said,

    I Love this, brought tears to my eyes having gone through the same thing myself with twins at the same gestation age!! God is always testing our faith and making sure we remember him and keep in his way. Beautifully described and written… from the heart 🙂

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    • Thank you so much dear Sister, for both your understanding and your support! xx

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    • Michelle said,

      My Dearest Friend,
      You never cease to amaze me, you even made me cry! love you heaps Keep writing Girl!!!!
      Beautifully written Babe mwa

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      • Thank you for reading my blog and for your kind, encouraging comment. Much Love & Blessings to you Babe! xox

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  2. Nik Nak said,

    Thank you for this post, it is a beautiful reminder of how precious life is and that we should never take it for granted. I will be giving my girls an extra long cuddle tonight xxoo

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    • So true, I’m glad you liked it. It is a special thing to hug our children and really enjoy feeling them in our arms, breathing them deeply into our soul for a minute. It’s so easy to take these special moments for granted in the rush of life.

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  3. Julie said,

    How beautiful, you have so many talents and writing is most certainly one of them, if my baby will let me get close enough ( 16 ) he will get a big snuggle when I get home.

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  4. Talei said,

    that was beautiful, im already having a deep in thought day. i feel like im trying to find an answer to a question i dont even know. But then you know me as well as I do, so I know you will say.. “you do know the question you just dont want to” and i will give u a small smile. and then you will say. “therefore we both know your blocking it out cause you already know the answer aswel”.. haha i can seriously have a conversation with you .. even without you xoxox love ya.

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    • Giggles* That is exactly what I would say! You can run but you can’t hide…. Love your work! & Thanks for reading 🙂

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  5. Beautiful! Happy birthday to your baby!

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  6. This is a wonderful story about the deeper ways of our hearts true knowing. Happy Birthday to your mint green miracle.

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    • Heehee 🙂 I Like that ‘mint green miracle’ So lovely it gave me a little chill tingle as I read it. Thank you for visiting my blog and for going to the trouble to comment. I hope to boost faith, awareness and comfort all who visit. 🙂 Blessings

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  7. Reblogged this on Inner Angels & Enemies and commented:

    One of my early blog posts, I needed this today to celebrate my Daughters strength and to be reminded of God’s blessing on her life…….

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  8. So sweet. What a precious gift you were given… The gift and strength of motherhood, and a baby girl in mint green. 🙂 My mom was told I had a 50/50 chance of living when I was born as well. I was born nine days late, but I took my first breath too soon and my lungs had fluid. I was blue when I came out! And here I am today, as is your baby girl. We are so blessed, yes?
    Amen. Love and prayers to you, sister!

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    • Awww You are a miracle baby too! 🙂 Yes! So very very blessed!! Praise His Name!! Amen! Love n Prayers Back to you Sweet Sister! So very thankful for all your comments, your support, but mostly for you and your truly faithful heart!

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  9. I love your story, thank you for sharing it again it made my morning!

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    • You are very welcome. It is a good one, God’s stories are always the BEST! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for commenting. 🙂 Blessings to you!

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  10. viviene said,

    Oh my! Wow. Indeed a miracle!! We have a BIG God! =)

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  11. nature789 said,

    As a mother I can’t barely imagine how your heart felt while in the hospital. Your faith was so strong at such a crucial time. Amen. What a miracle and a testimony. Years ago I had a serious accident and should not have survived. Everyday is a miracle and my faith is strong. The times I weaken and need to remember, I have messages such as yours! Thank you sweet sister and happy birthday to your darling green angel xxoo
    God bless you,
    Tj

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    • Thank you Tj… Your comments are such blessings to me. Is it weird that you feel like family? A cousin from across the sea whom I havent had the chance to grow up with…. I am so glad your accident was not God’s time to take you from here, but a time for developing faith until it is unbreakable! Bless you Sweet Sister (cousin) lol … What a joy it will be to meet you in the clouds xxx

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  12. graciehill48 said,

    You have such a sweet attitude and state of mind. May the Lord continue to bless you as you write for him. Glad I found you.

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    • Hello and welcome! I appreciate your kind words of encouragement. Nice to meet you. Thanks for dropping by.Blessings to you!

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  13. Beautiful!

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  14. […] on this blog as I share more of these types of experiences. I have written others on this subject Here and Here, Here and Here and Here. I hope they bless you all as much as they have […]

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