Miraculous Moment!

February 25, 2009

A mere three days ago I watched a tiny 1 lb 10 oz baby boy make his entrance into the world. Only 24 weeks and 4 days after conception, he arrived via C-section and with much protest, his faint yet determined cry breaking the near silence of the operating room.  He is the smallest living human being I’ve ever seen.  His body would easily fit in the palm of my hand.  Even though the odds are stacked against him, I know he is a fighter and he will win!

The baby was carried by my daughter Emily, but he is not my grandson.  Emily was acting as a surrogate for a friend, proving once again that the biggest gifts do indeed come in small packages!  While I have no biological relationship to this child, I can’t help but feel a bond.  I was there when he was born. I prayed, afraid to breathe for myself until I knew for certain that he was taking breaths of his own.

And when I heard his first cries, I cried along with him.  Tears of joy and tears of sorrow mixed together.  The emotion was indescribable, bittersweet to say the least.

The baby’s parents named him Luke.  He is an adorably precious reminder of how miraculous life truly is.

This song is  “Miracle of the Moment” by Steven Curtis Chapman.  It reminds us that each moment holds a miracle of it’s own.  Never take any one of them for granted!

Some of my favorite lyrics from the song are:

“And if it brings you tears, then taste them as they fall. Let them soften your heart.

And if it brings you laughter, then throw your head back and let it go! Let it go! You gotta let it go! …

And listen to your heart beat.

And breathe it in and breathe it out.  And listen to your heartbeat.

There’s a wonder in the here and now.  It’s right there in front of  you.

I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment”

I am dedicating this post to Baby Luke.

I hope the rest of you enjoy it too!

(I didn’t make this video.  I only borrowed it from YouTube!)


3 Responses to “Miraculous Moment!”

  1. LYNN Says:

    A word of encouragement, our Pastors’ wife had their bady boy Cole at 25 weeks last Oct. He weighed 1lb & few ounces. Today he weighs almost 6 lb. He is still in the hospital, but he his doing well. He is an awesome miracle from God Almighty. God is so GOOD and we are going to believe together that Luke will be another miracle in the making. My heart cries for this little boy. My God can do ANYTHING!!!

  2. Leah Says:

    Becky, Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful message. Your message, the music you referenced and the integrity that I hear moving through all of it soothes my soul today. Thank you and God Bless You Becky… Leah

  3. boldnewday Says:

    Thanks Lynn and Leah. I appreciate your comments and encouragement. My daughter is an amazing young lady. Not only did she give birth to this baby for her friend, she is also going to donate breast milk for him in the NICU. They say that decreases the chances of complications dramatically.
    Yesterday afternoon, the doctor said he was AMAZED at Luke’s progress so far and sees no indication of any major issues in the immediate future.

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