A Standing Ovation

Every now and then there exists a person who truly captivates me – who has the ability to do what they do and do it with greatness. I post frequently on a message board and I have met some women who have gone through great trials and tribulations throughout pregnancy and parenthood. There is one woman though who stands out to me – who I know certainly has a super hero costume on underneath her “normal people clothes”. She is not the most frequent poster on the board but to me her posts are some of the most impactful. Through her posts I have learned about compassion, about patience, and enjoying every moment of what you have with your child…through her I have been impacted in a way that is beyond expression – her superpowers amaze me – endurance, love, devotion…..and above all selflessness…..Her twin daughters were born early with Twin to twin transfusion syndrome and the smallest has been very sick since birth and she recently discovered that her daughter has permanent hearing loss. Today she wrote about how she was “just doing what every mother would do” and I while I agree that this might be the case – but there are women that may have given up hope on that little child a long time ago…and yet here she is this small child only a fraction of what she should weigh for her age and she is at home in the arms of the mother and father who have cared so thoughtfully for her over the past 8 months.

I just want to speak a moment about the little girl..

I am praying for another miracle – the small child alone is the first miracle. I believe it is possible for doctor’s to be wrong…that the universe and god step in and make things right. If this child is supposed to hear she will hear and if she is not supposed to hear – then her gift of life, her smile, and her laughter will bless the hearts of other….I believe in the impossible….and with this miracle child anything is possible.

Back to her mother…

Today through this blog I give her a standing ovation – I applaud her for her love, for the goodness she brings to the world through that little child, a living wonder, a true miracle….It is true that superhero’s are among us….they walk around looking just like you and me….but what makes them special, what makes them unique is their ability to touch the lives of others without even knowing them. To this mother, if you are reading by any chance – thank you and your sweet daughter for touching my life. God bless those twins and God bless that mother…they are fighters…the entire family – so I leave them and all of you with the lyrics from the main chorus of a Christine Aguilera song…..

“Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter”

2 thoughts on “A Standing Ovation

  1. I’m just beginning to see that some good has come from our difficult journey. If Cindy didn’t suck so much, she woulda told me to come read 🙂 I never know what to say about such compliments. You wouldn’t be one of those moms to give up either.

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