My father-in-law began his oral history telling me “I believe in miracles.” It was a phrase he used frequently as we recorded his stories. His mother had a difficult birth, and the doctor said he could not save the mother AND the child. So, the baby was wrapped in a blanket and placed in the warming oven of a wood-burning kitchen stove as attention focused on saving the mother. Both survived.
A couple of days ago in Utah two miracles surrounded another baby – Lily.
The first miracle happened when the baby survived the car crash that killed her mother. The car ran off the road and flipped upside down in a river. The weather was cold, and the wreck wasn’t discovered for 13 or 14 hours. Lily was held above the water in her car seat – upside down – for fourteen hours.
The second miracle was what FOUR rescuers heard as they approached the smashed-up vehicle. One officer heard an adult voice say, “I need help.” A second officer heard, “Help me.” Remember, the mother was dead. The 18-month old baby was unconscious and not responsive.
A day later, the toddler is smiling and singing along with her grandfather, “The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round.”
Do YOU believe in miracles?
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