Some miracles whisper through us with their quiet power. Some make us sigh with a sweet awe or shed a tear. Others grab us by throat and heart and they squeeze emotions out of us until we hurt. Today’s story is one of the last ones. At least it was for me, and continues to be as I try to find more current updates on how the baby is doing. Simply reading about her in the news has me feeling invested.
In April, an Argentinian baby was born prematurely and stillborn. Sent immediately to the morgue, she was put in a wooden coffin and, for lack of a gentler word, refrigerated. Twelve hours later, needing to see their baby one last time, the infants parents went to the morgue. One video says they “pried the wooden box open” and then heard a whimper. They found their baby girl breathing and stretching her arms. She was nearly frozen, but she was alive.
This little baby has some pretty serious health concerns that need to be addressed, but she is growing stronger with time. According to a recent story she has needed no oxygen or other breathing assistance that is common among premature babies and her family is looking forward to one day bringing their little girl home. I will be following the news for updates on this story because I sincerely hope things work out well for the family.
The sweet baby’s name is Luz Milagros, which is Spanish for Miracle Light.
What miracles have you seen in your life?