WarningSad but beautiful

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by onlythestrong, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. onlythestrong

    onlythestrong New Member

    This will warm your heart!
    > > >>
    > > >> Like any good mother, when Karen found out that
    > > >> another baby was on the way, she did what she could to
    > help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling.
    > > >>
    > > >> They found out that the new baby was going be
    > > >> a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael
    > > >> sang to his sister in mommy's tummy.
    > > >> He was building a bond of love with his little sister
    > > >> before he even met her.
    > > >>
    > > >> The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen, an
    > > >> active member of the Panther Creek United Methodist Church
    > > >>in Morristown, Tennessee.
    > > >>
    > > >> In time , the labor pains came. Soon it was every five
    > minutes, every three, every minute. But serious complications arose during
    > > >>delivery and Karen found herself in hours of labor.
    > > >>
    > > >> Would a C-section be required? Finally, after a long
    > struggle, Michael's little sister was born. But she was in very serious
    > condition.
    > > >>
    > > >> With a siren howling in the night, the ambulance rushed
    > > >>the infant to the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Mary's
    > > >>Hospital, Knoxville,Tennessee. The days inched by. The little girl
    got worse. The pediatrician had to tell the parents there is very little hope.
    > Be prepared for! the worst. Karen and her husband contacted a local
    > > >>cemetery about a burial plot.
    > > >> They had fixed up a special room in their house for their
    > > >>new baby but now they found themselves having to plan for a funeral.
    > > >> Michael, however, kept begging his parents to let him see
    > his sister. I want to sing to her, he kept saying.
    > > >>
    > > >> Week two in intensive care looked as if a funeral would
    > > >>come before the week was over.
    > > >>
    > > >> Michael kept nagging about singing to his sister but kids
    > are never allowed in Intensive Care. Karen decided to take Michael whether
    they liked it or not. If he didn't see his sister right then, he may never
    > > >> see her alive. She dressed him in an oversized scrub
    > > >>suit and marched him into ICU. He looked like a walking laundry basket.
    > > >>
    > > >> The head nurse recognized him as a child and bellowed, "Get that kid out of here now. No children are allowed." The mother rose up strong in Karen, and the usually
    > > >>mild-mannered lady glared steel-eyed right into the head nurse's face,
    > her lips a firm line. "He is not leaving until he sings to his sister" she stated.
    > > >> Then Karen towed Michael to his sister's! bedside.
    > > >>
    > > >> He gazed at the tiny infant losing the battle to live.
    > > >> After a moment, he began to sing. In the pure-hearted
    > > >> voice of a 3-year-old, Michael sang: "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray." Instantly the baby girl seemed to respond.
    > > >> The pulse rate began to calm down and become steady.
    > > >> "Keep on singing, Michael," encouraged Karen with tears in
    > her eyes. "You never know, dear, how much I love you, please don't
    > > >>take my sunshine away. " As Michael sang to his sister, the baby's ragged,
    > > >>strained breathing became as smooth as a kitten's purr.

    > > >> "Keep on singing, sweetheart." "The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping, I dreamed I held you in my arms". Michael's little sister began to relax as rest,
    > healing rest, seemed to sweep over her. "Keep on singing, Michael." Tears
    > had now conquered the face of the bossy head nurse. Karen glowed.
    > "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Please don't take my sunshine
    > > >>away..."
    > > >>
    > > >> The next day...the very next day. ..the little girl was
    > > >>well enough to go home. Woman's Day Magazine called it The Miracle of a Brother's Song. The medical staff just called it a miracle. Karen called it a miracle of God's love.
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> Life is good. Have a Wonderful Day!

    > > >> "The evidence of God's presence far outweighs
    > > >> the proof of His absence." - Unknown
    > > >>
  2. tonakay

    tonakay New Member

    Beautiful. Thank you!

  3. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    This was so beautiful tears came to my eyes.

    Thank You
  4. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    And thats the love between a brother and a sister
  5. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    It did make me cry. Isn't healing wonderful? We used to sing that song to our doggie and she died in our arms as we sang it on this day last year, so it brought back a sad memory too.

    Love Anne Cromwell
  6. SPR30

    SPR30 New Member

    I cried reading this...for my lost baby and those I know..and for all the children who should never know suffering.......

    I know that miracles are possible....I watched my 9 month old niece go thru brain surgery...she should not have lived that long said the doctors..there was about 30 of us in the waiting room praying during her surgery...she is still her with us.......I believe God and our prayers are why.
  7. onlythestrong

    onlythestrong New Member

    I'm sorry if I hurt any of you but I thought it was a beautiful story and I really do believe in the power of love and God.
    Hope you are all doing well.
    Take care,

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