mir·a·cle [ mírrək'l ]
1.act of God: an event that appears to be contrary to the laws of nature and is regarded as an act of God
2. amazing event: an event or action that is amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected
3. marvelous example: something admired as a marvelous creation or example of a particular type of science or skill
Today's blog post on The Brave Girls Club is about miracles. I have been thinking of the miracles that Demi and I have experienced this year as well as family and friends. I ran across this quote that sums up how I feel about life and every day miracles.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
This Christmas season I hope you will remember the reason we celebrate this holiday and I am including one of my all time favorite song about Mary and her baby boy, Jesus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1oHJR2g7Tw
4 years ago I was blessed to have found my skin cancer due to having migraines. Long story short, I went in to have some tests run to find out what was causing my migraines. Low and behold, my mom's best friend, my angel saw a spot on my leg which happened to be cancer. 3 surgeries later, cancer removed and gone and no more migraines. So I do look at every day as a gift and am thankful for life!
Everyday I look at my sweet 10 year old daughter, I am reminded of the miracle of conception and birth. I am so honored and know it is a miracle to have her and to be her mom.
The Miracle this year has been the meeting of her father's side of the family. From her summer outing in SA, she now has a relationship with her big sister, younger sister and brother. She has another wonderful grandma who adores her and an aunt who has always wanted to know now does along with an uncle whom Demi adores. It's as if she has known them her whole life! The relationship with her "daddy" as she calls him is beginning with Demi hoping to have more time with him once his wife is on board in her heart and mind. To know my daughter, you would be amazed at how happy she has always been because we have been loved by many to include my family, our church and our friends/neighbors. Nothing is by chance and everything has been planned just the way God intended. Along the way, miracles continue to happen openings many doors along this journey called life. It is a miracle to see the JOY in her heart. A joy that has brought many smiles to a mom who loves her dearly. So today as I sit without her this week, I know she is enjoying her first christmas with them. I am reminded of the miracle of time and answered prayers. The last 10 years with her have been amazing and now I get to share her with so many others who love her so much.
Do you believe in MIRACLES? I believe God performs miracles all day in our lives, some of which we never see or know about....I get so excited when thinking about how much God loves me/us and so today as I close my post it makes me ask the question: What can I do tomorrow and this week to create miracles and am I willing to do the little things that make or could make the difference in my life and others that I come across. I am talking about being deliberate in my acts of kindness and compassion to make the world better. I pray my daughter's heart, mind and actions will do the same.
Be a MIRACLE, Believe in MIRACLES and Expect MIRACLES!!