I’ve said it here before that miracles happen every day. They’re all around us even when we don’t see past ourselves and our lives to notice them. This weekend I was chatting in the Samhain Cafe with the awesome readers and authors there and asked people to tell me what the coolest or biggest miracle was they’d ever seen in their life. I got some cool answers.
A few of them said that as “common” as it is, childbirth was their miracle. I have to say that I don’t think there is anything common about this one. Every child is a miracle. They are all special and different and unique and if we let them they all bring something to our lives.
One woman witnessed someone close to her being shot by their spouse and surviving. I know there is a story there, and I may ask for details at some point, but do you really need them to know how miraculous that is? How miraculous it must have been to see someone you love survive something so tragic?
Another miracle was a car literally running over a woman. All she got was a bruised pelvis. Yeah, that’s another story.
The miracle of getting married was also mentioned. I talked about this one some when I blogged about my sister’s recent wedding.
One woman’s miracle came when her BFF was dying of cancer. The miracle came in the amount of love she was showered with by friends. She was made to feel blessed because she had obviously blessed so many around her with an amazing spirit.
Another woman shared stories of her husband and her daughter who are both miracles. Miracles have kept them alive and it was a miracle that brought them all together into a warm and loving family.
And then there was this one that I thought I’d share in more detail:
“…a few months ago in my town. A little boy 3 yrs. old was diagnosed with leukemia in July. By August he had so many complications the doctors were not giving his family any hope of survival at all. He was on life support and they didn’t think he would make it. A few days later he came out of it all and he’s doing great. He is in remission now. Still having some treatments but its amazing to see him outside playing when just a couple months ago he was barely alive. Our town lost a lot of people this yr. including my brother in law so this was a miracle that we needed.”
It’s cool to hear about a story here or there that touches your heart, but when you have a group of people all talking about the things that have touched them… It’s an amazing feeling. It’s that feeling that had me writing HER MIRACLE MAN and that had me planning this month long blog party. I hope you will chat with all the guests lined up. Some of them will be giving away prizes on their day, others will be kicking in things for the Saturday giveaway, and there are some great things I have planned. Chatting this week enters you in this Saturday’s drawing as well as the grand prize drawing at month’s end that is for 2 airline tickets to 1 of 50 destinations. Maybe winning a trip could be your miracle. Or have you already witnessed one?