Miracle Baby

I caught a glimpse of the story yesterday as I was taking my daily walk around the perimeter of my office building. We have flat screen TV’s posted in strategic places that play non-stop news and provide company information. Yesterday, I was drawn to a picture of a young woman cuddling what looked like a new born infant and I had to stop and see what the story was about.

From what I could glean in the few moments I stood there, the baby had been born premature, pronounced dead by the doctors, and then held lovingly by the mother for two hours, presumably as she grieved and attempted to say goodbye to her child.

Then the child began to move. Some are calling it a miracle.

I was thinking how interesting it would be to catch up with this miracle-child in a few years to find out how his life turns out. Surely, this child is born to accomplish something wonderful!

Then I thought about my own life; all of our lives really. The story of my birth, the story of your birth, they all have snippets of the miraculous. Our lives are meant for greatness too.

Sometimes, I have faltered and greatness of any kind is the last thing I ever thought I would accomplish in my life. Othertimes, I have caught a glimpse of a miracle in the birth of my children and my granddaughter.

Truly, I believe we are all miracles destined to do great things and those great things are as unique as wel are. We may be destined to make music, to write, to speak, to travel. Maybe our destiny has smaller parameters tha involve making a home for our family.

Or perhaps like Baby Jamie’s mom, our destiny is to cuddle a premature baby back to life.

I am still fascinated to see how the life of this precious baby turns out in the years to come; just as I am looking forward to seeing what twists and turns yours and mine make in the future.

Because we are alll miracle babies at some level.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Incredible! Moving, touching, amazing. All those words that don't do the story justice. Thank you for sharing this, Linda.

    And for your related message, too. There's a little miracle in everyone's story.

  2. He looks very well and healthy now. I just hope he doesn't have any lasting effects from that awfully stressful start.
    I was recently privileged to watch a 4d scan of my new grandchild, expected in mid October. It certainly brought home to me the miracle of a baby's birth when, for the first time, I saw something alive but not yet born, moving inside the womb, opening and closing eyes and mouth and moving fingers and toes.
    Just miraculous.
    Blessings, Star

  3. Amazing. Truly amazing. And a great post to remind us.

  4. Yes we are…and so will our word babies be one day too. 🙂

  5. Lovely reflections here, and what an amazing story.Thank you for the miracle in your words.

  6. Amen!

    When I read through Psalm 139, I always come away with the sense that God has a unique purpose for each and every life. He makes no junk!


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