The Motherhood Miracle

November 16, 2012 | 8 comments

It was a miracle, the simplest, most beautiful kind of miracle known to mortals. And if you’ve ever held a baby in your arms, you know it’s true.

My miracle happened 11 years ago today. There were no brave rescues by nurses, no major hurdles, or illness to overcome. There was no improbable beating-of-the-odds to arrive at that one divine moment in a hospital delivery

room.

The miracle was a miracle, simply because she was. Because she existed. Because she had exquisite eyelashes, and silky black hair, and curled toes and gentle sighs and a little pink face that I held close to mine, memorizing every square inch.

And breath. She had breath.

Life itself is the miracle. And on November 16, Lydia Margaret Lee became ours.

 

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(Note to Anna Marie Lee, age 8: Should you come across the post someday, sweet child, know that you are every bit a miracle, too. We love you both, not because of what you do, but because of who you are. Both of you girls are loved and cherished by your father and I. And I don’t have to wait for anyone’s birthday to say so. I love you.)

 

by | November 16, 2012 | 8 comments

8 Comments

  1. Michelle DeRusha

    THE sweetest, Jennifer.

    Blessings for a beautiful weekend…xxoo

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  2. S. Etole

    What wonderful daughters you have.

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  3. Daniel Farrow

    Love it Jennifer! I love the picture of you and your girls too. You are truly blessed of the Lord! 😀

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  4. Abby

    How very precious. Yes, a miracle indeed. Thanks for the reminder that a “normal” birth is a miracle of great magnitude. Sweet picture of you with your girls. ~ Abby

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  5. Sandra Heska King

    Happy birthday, sweet Lydia. You and your beautiful sister and your amazing mom are indeed God-woven miracles.

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  6. Lisa Auter

    Beautiful, Jennifer. Your girls are every bit as grace-filled and lovely as you are. A very happy birthday to Lydia Lee. I love sing-songing her name in my head. It sounds like a book heroine. Like Anne Shirley. Or Scout. Or Laura Ingalls. It rolls off the literary tongue… 🙂

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  7. Jillie

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYDIA LEE!!! Always be just who you are! Beautiful heart…beautiful girl!

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  8. Lynn Morrissey

    Oh, you’re having a birthday, Lydia. Happy Birthday to you, and congratulations to your mother, too! I hope you have a wonderful celebration. And we can’t wait to read about your sister’s birthday next.
    Jennifer, it was serendipitous to read this, because I had just finished writing about my own precious daughter Sheridan’s birth, amazingly, twenty years ago. I tell all about it in our Christmas newsletter, and I’ll send you a copy. What staggers me is that I never believed people when they said how quickly it all would go, and they were right! So hold those precious feminine bundles close and enjoy every, single celebratory moment that you spend with them. Keep memorizing every square, growing inch. You will never regret it!
    Love, Lynn

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